What is Aaron Mattes' Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) technique?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Aaron Mattes' Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) technique is a system that stretches muscles one at a time while contracting the opposing muscle(s) to assist the stretch. The duration of the stretch is no more than 2 seconds, and 2 pounds of pressure at the end of the movement is applied. 

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve flexibility/strength 1 3
Nerve damage 1 3
Spasticity 1 3
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 1 3

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
2
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aaron Mattes' Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) technique

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Aaron Mattes' Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) technique.