Active Isolated Stretching in Arlington, Arizona
Active Isolated Stretching is an assisted form of stretching therapy, also known as Active Therapeutic Stretching. Active Isolated Stretching is commonly practiced in fitness and physical rehabilitation settings. This form of muscle therapy requires that the patient participate (Active) with the practitioner by engaging the muscle that drives the joint being worked on. In this way, each muscle striation can be worked on independently (Isolated) and at the angle of the joint that is experiencing less than optimal range of motion. Active Isolated Stretching allows the muscle tissues to stretch without the micro-tearing that can sometimes be experienced when entire weight-bearing muscles are stretched using full body weight.
Active Isolated Stretching is popular among athletes of all levels. It is able to loosen adhered and knotted muscles at the fascia level, helping them to realign and gain better separation and definition. This is said to be the deepest, safest and most painless of all stretching modalities.