Flexibility is not only key to a healthy life but is integral for anyone participating in sports or exercise. Inflexibility can restrict blood flow, oxygen and nutrition from entering the cells, decrease the activity of your immune system, and increase the chances of injury. A proper stretching program will assist you in restoring muscle function, optimize performance, and maintaining a flexible healthy body.
Active Isolated Stretching is one of the methods of stretching most used by today’s athletes, massage therapists, personal, and athletic trainers. Active Isolated Stretching is popular with athletes because it puts an emphasis the individual that is stretching. Not every action in every sport is the same so the primary area of focus while stretching shouldn’t be the same either. After analyzing the primary tasks performed by each athlete, a plan is put into place that focuses on the primary areas of need along with the rest of the body. This is a very important aspect of Active Isolated Stretching because it is vital to keep the muscles loose in order to increase athletic performance and decrease the chance of injury. Active Isolated Stretching also helps the body to repair itself as well as prepare for daily activity. This method of stretching involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds. The Active Isolated Stretching technique is proven to work with the body’s natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia. The Active Isolated Stretching method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes. Active Isolated Stretching has been proven effected in treating low back and hip pain as well as Scoliosis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.