Combat the effects of trauma with A.I.S.
November 4, 2021
Searching for a starting point to address aches, pains, or stiffness? Why not try Active Isolated Stretching (A.I.S.) It is a full-body protocol that combines active stretching with specific strengthening routines designed to combat imbalances in the body and promote wellbeing. This movement discipline evolved from scientific observations of the composition of fascia (the most abundant tissue in the body) and how the effects of trauma can negatively effect this vast connective tissue system. Physical and emotional trauma can become imprinted into the fascia, altering it’s unique properties and creating dysfunction that can lead to performance decline, a higher risk of re-injury, and otherwise accelerate the aging process.
Have you ever strained your lower back, suffered a knee or ankle injury in sport, or perhaps suffered a violent motor vehicle accident? These traumas will not only affect local muscles and ligaments but will also impact the nervous system. Scar tissue, weak muscles, poor ability to coordinate movements, and chronic inflammation are common results of trauma and all take a toll on vitality. We can even view a lifetime of inactivity as a form of trauma because of the negative adaptations that occur throughout the body due to not moving well, or not moving enough. Current global statistics show that most people fall into this category of inactivity, including children.
If you have a history of the following:
- recurrent muscle pain or stiffness
- a history of joint injury or surgery
- a lifestyle of prolonged inactivity or repetitive movement
- diagnosis of fibromyalgia or other connective tissue pathology
- generally poor posture
then it’s necessary to reduce the harmful effects that these situations can have on your myofascial system. A.I.S. is a system you can use either as an adjunct to other care, or as a starting point for structured movement and mindset to promote a positive shift in the body. It works well alongside other forms of therapy, such as physiotherapy or osteopathy, and complements yoga and Pilates. If you need a place to start your journey to a better functioning body, or just add another tool to continue functioning at an optimal level, then you will benefit greatly from learning the A.I.S. philosophy.
Adrian Yahvah has been applying A.I.S. to combat the effects of trauma and improving physical well being for over 13 years. His clients range from the very young to late stage adulthood, high level athletes as well as sedentary and inactive people. He has trained under the founder Aaron Mattes and has teaching experience of this effective technique. Please inquire at The Body Group to book your appointment.