2016 Active Isolated Stretching Seminar

Stretching Your Life 2016 Active Isolated Stretching Seminar


2016 Active Isolated Stretching Seminar

22 CEUs of Intensive AIS Training

NCBTMB & FL Approved

What you will Learn:

An in-depth overview of joint range of motion with review of the associated anatomy.

  • The specific methods of both active & active-assisted isolated stretching movements; including proper body mechanics.
  • To teach your clients the same methods of injury prevention and recovery on which Olympic athletes rely.
  • Use AIS methods in your practice, to increase your income and provide clients with longer lasting results.
  • To use AIS in self care to reduce pain and increase your own mobility.

About the Course:

The Mattes Method (AIS) centers on physiological principles of specific muscle lengthening, increased circulation and oxygen to the tissues, and lengthening of the superficial and deep fascia.

AIS is one of the methods of stretching most used by today’s athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals. It allows the body to repair itself and prepare for daily activity. The technique involves the method of holding each stretch for one to two seconds, which works with the body’s natural physiological makeup to improve circulation, and increase the elasticity of joint muscles and fascia.

The Mattes Method teaches you specific corrective exercises to strengthen and lengthen muscles for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Learn hands-on techniques which enhance physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, osteopathic medicine, athletic and personal training, energy work and all types of massage modalities and techniques.

AIS is an outstanding modality for improving posture, eliminating abnormal curvatures such as scoliosis and Kyphosis as well as restoring proper body alignment, helping to eliminate physical pain caused by repetitive stress and chronic pain due to athletic injuries or injuries in general. AIS can affect positive change in such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, neck and back pain and well as shoulder and rotator cuff conditions.




The Center of Wellness
237 Lookout Place
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 335-4994
Driving Directions

FRIDAY, July 15th, noon to 6pm

Purpose & Physiology of AIS
History and Philosophies of AIS
Active & Assisted Stretching Protocols

  • Shoulder & Shoulder girdle
  • Cervical Spine &Trunk

SATURDAY July 16th, 9 to 6pm

Active & Assisted Stretching Protocols

  • Elbow, wrists, fingers/thumbs
  • Thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Knee and upper leg

SUNDAY, July 17th, 9am to 4pm

Active & Assisted Stretching Protocols

  • Lower leg
  • Pelvic girdle
  • Ankle, foot & toes


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The Instructors:


Ms. Ortloff co-authored “Where It Hurts and Why” and is
A national instructor in AIS for injury rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement.
She is the current team therapist for:
Florida State University’s football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field and swimming departments
Former team therapist for:
2004 & 2005 NCAA track
1998 ACC Swim competitions, Zimbabwe
1999 World Track & Field Championship
USA Handball team Seville, Spain 1996 Olympics
Olympic Sports Massage Clinic, Atlanta.
Individual therapist for:
Cory Fuller Baltimore Ravens, NFL
Deion Sanders Baltimore Ravens, NFL (retired)
Brad Johnson Minnesota Viking NFL
Andre Wadsworth Arizona Cardinals, MLB
Douglas Edwards Atlanta Hawks, NBA (retired)
Jonathan Edwards WR Triple Jump, England (Bronze)
Ken Harnden 1999 and 2000 Olympic hurdler for Zimbabwe and FSU track coach
Kris Tamulis LPGA
Jay Pichard finisher of the 2000 Eco-challenge Borneo

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Dana Grethe, Esq, LMT, LPT, COO #MA75189

Ms. Grethe is an Aaron Mattes trained instructor of AIS and is author of the Florida and nationally approved curriculum for the CE courses that will be taught. She has built her practice with a focus on treating sport injuries, chronic pain and muscle disease. Ms. Grethe teaches an ongoing guided AIS class to the public in Orlando, individual sessions with private clients and athletic groups.