Continuing Education

2021-22 CE Class Schedule

 

All Con Ed classes will follow social distancing and mask wearing requirements.  

October 2021

October 8th, 2021

Active Isolated Stretching for Self-Care:  Upper Body | 4 CE credits

 

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) uses gentle, rhythmic movements to safely stretch your muscles and fascia. What is unique about AIS is the length of time involved with each and every stretch. AIS uses a 2-second rule and active muscle engagement for every stretch. Active muscle contractions create a safe and optimal environment for flexibility gains and healing. Repetition remodels tissue and creates a “pumping” action, which increases circulation to the targeted tissues. AIS prepares you and your clients for any activity – from everyday tasks to the rigors of athletics. Prevent injuries and promote faster recovery with a set of dynamic stretching protocols.

In this basic-level class you will explore how to stretch yourself and distinguish what each stretch should feel like. Use the techniques to stretch your shoulders, neck, spine, forearms and hands while evaluating your own range and movement potential. Apply this knowledge to build a home stretching program for your clients’ own self-care. Course content is geared towards healthcare and fitness professionals.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.

CE contact hours:  4 hours (WA, NCBTMB)

Time:  4pm to 815pm (15 minute break)
Cost:  $100 two weeks prior to class;  $125 thereafter.  Includes electronic manual and stretching strap for new students

(Paypal, Venmo, cash, check or charge accepted)

Instructor:  Joshua Morton LMT,MAISS, MMLT
Please wear a mask and plan to have your temperature checked upon entry to PNWMA
**THIS COURSE IS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS**

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Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT

is a Co-owner/Master Instructor with AIS Northwest, LLC. 

www.aisnorthwest.com

Joshua has over 2000 hours training with Aaron Mattes, the creator of Active Isolated Stretching and over 15 years teaching AIS.  Joshua is one of the leading AIS practitioners and instructors internationally.  Joshua offers students in-depth experience and expertise in a supportive learning environment.

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AIS Northwest is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

(NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider.

(Provider ID:  451194-09)

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October 9th & 10th, 2021

Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body | 14 CE credits

 

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It remodels the body using gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotactic reflex, which causes a contraction in the tissues being stretched. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique stretching modality restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension and improves circulation. The simple yet profound difference is holding the stretch for only 2 seconds. Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches create a venous/lymphatic pump, decreasing inflammation and combating disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed and retrained; unfavorable postural habits shift.

In this basic level class you will identify the physiology behind AIS and use the techniques to stretch yourself and assist your clients. Evaluate range and quality of movement before and after stretching and apply the techniques to treat a wide variety of disorders in the shoulders, cervical spine and jaw. The material presented covers frozen shoulder, TMJ, thoracic outlet syndrome, whiplash and other upper body conditions. Course content is geared towards healthcare professionals and athletic trainers.

The class completes one of the requirement for gaining basic AIS level certification AIS Northwest.

CE contact hours:  14 hours (WA, NCBTMB)

Time:  9am to 5pm  (1 hour for lunch)
Cost:  $300 two weeks prior to class;  $350 thereafter. ($50 non-refundable deposit) Includes electronic manual and stretching strap for new students 

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  2 weeks before class begins, full refund minus deposit.  Less than two weeks, non-refundable

(Paypal, Venmo, cash, check or charge accepted)

Instructor:  Joshua Morton LMT,MAISS, MMLT
Please wear a mask and plan to have your temperature checked upon entry to PNWMA
**THIS COURSE IS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS**

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