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Active Isolated Stretching

A.I.S. – Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes and Graffenberg Methods

NCBTMB Approved Provider

Presenter: James Graffenberg
Hours:  8 Hours Per Day – Up to 24 Hours
Approved for PA & NY License Renewal & NCBTMB Approved

Early Registration Fee: $150 Per Day   (if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $165 Per Day 
$100 deposit required to register if taking multiple days.
Full payment required if taking just one days class.
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Dates: November 15, 16 AND/OR 17, 2019

Learn protocols for eliminating or reducing   

chronic pain and restoring range of motion

faster than any technique you have ever seen!

If you are an athlete, massage therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, personal trainer, physician, coach, or just interested in your own well being, this workshop is for you.

First Day – Upper Body: Neck, Shoulder, Elbow/Radial/Ulnar/Wrist/Hand/Finger/Thumb AIS Protocols
Second Day – Low Back/Knee/Hip/Leg AIS Protocols
Third Day – Entire Thoracic and Ankle/Foot AIS Protocols
Take one, two or all three days.

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is the cutting edge of specific isolated and stretching exercises. This workshop includes techniques for effective training, injury prevention, and rehabilitation of most muscular and many neurological conditions leading, in most cases, to a pain-free, functional, and harmonious outcome.  Chronic back and neck pain; postural correction including: kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis, forward head, forward shoulder; rotator cuff; carpal tunnel; tennis/golfer’s elbow; piriformis syndrome; runner’s syndrome; Osgood-Schlatter disease; bulging/ruptured discs; arthritis; bunion; hammer toe; TMJ dysfunction; peripheral neuropathy; and others will be discussed.  No other modality addresses the soft tissue manifestations of these conditions more thoroughly or effectively.

Fee does NOT includes AIS manual, rope or yoga strap. The manual “Aaron Mattes’ Active Isolated Stretching, Nov 1, 2012” is required and available through Amazon. or the instructor with advanced notice. Also you are required to bring a yoga strap. If you wish these items may be purchased from the instructor. Please notify instructor in advance if you would like them to be available to you by calling 301-466-9728 or emailing

Presenter: James Graffenberg is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer who practices in Rockville, Maryland. He has studied extensively with Aaron Mattes, Registered Kinesiotherapist Licensed Massage Therapist, and developer of AIS. James has worked in Aaron’s clinic near Sarasota, FL and has assisted him at 15 AIS workshops over the past 10 years. He is an enthusiastic and generous teacher who is committed to participants being able to use these techniques by the end of this comprehensive, hands-on workshop. You’ll learn a lot of practical information and have fun too!

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To register for this workshop call 800-860-1114 and place your deposit on a charge card or mail a check for the required deposit to:
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
3600 Laketon Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15235

Include check made payable to “Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy”, your name, address, email address, phone, name of the workshop and workshop dates. We will send you a confirmation in the mail.  If you are traveling by plane, please confirm the workshop with the school before buying your ticket.  Occasionally we do have to cancel workshops due to low enrollment.  If a workshop is cancelled for any reason our liability is limited to a return of the deposit paid.  If you cancel your participation in a workshop within 21 days of the workshop, there will be no refund of the deposit paid.  Cancellation earlier than 21 days before the workshop will incur a $25 processing fee.  The balance of your deposit will be refunded