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Parkinson’s Stretching

Because Parkinson’s disease is a muscle disease,  the best treatment  involves optimal muscle lengthening. The muscles of a Parkinson’s patient are hardened and rigid.  Effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease will unwind tense muscles. The ideal treatment is called Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method. Muscle rigidity makes it difficult for Parkinson’s patients to move their bodies and it creates a series of physical pain problems.  Common Parkinson’s problems are: chronic low back pain, chronic neck pain, shuffle step walking, tremors, and mental fogginess.  All these type of physical and mental issues can be greatly improved with Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) treatment. 

Best treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Active Isolated Stretching is highly beneficial for Parkinsonism because it is focused on lengthening muscles. Muscle lengthening is what every Parkinson’s patient needs. AIS is detailed and thorough. AIS addresses multiple aspects of each target muscle. This unique process allows rigid muscles to unwind and relax.


Is medication enough for Parkinson’s disease?  Will medication adequately reduce inflammation in the chain of muscles that is causing pain and dysfunction? If you want more results than drugs can offer, than consider a trained therapist that helps the Parkinson’s patient stretch in a detailed and thorough method. Other assisted stretching systems exist (PNF and Thai yoga are other examples), but none will get the same results as Active Isolated Stretching treatment. The difference is in the details and specificity.

When to seek treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Active Isolated Stretching is beneficial for all stages Parkinsonism. Whatever stage of the disease the patient is presenting, AIS therapy will improve their current condition. The cause of  Parkinson’s is unknown but the effects to the physical body are obvious. AIS will help Parkinson’s patients that are having trouble with walking. AIS will help Parkinson’s patients that are experiencing physical pain due to muscle rigidity. The alternative is to let the body decline. An advanced practitioner of Active Isolated Stretching understands the complications of Parkinsons disease. The AIS practitioner can improve the health condition of Parkinson’s patients.

Tremors from Parkinson’s disease

Active Isolated Stretching can cure tremors related from Parkinson’s disease. A person with Parkinson’s tremors is experiencing muscle spasticity. The muscles are in haywire mode. Nerves and muscles run together. If you relax the muscles that surround the nerves, then the nerves will relax and the tremors will cease.  When I work with people that have Parkinson’s related tremors, it is a common experience for them to cease trembling after one or two sessions.


Parkinson’s gait

Parkinson’s gait refers to a shuffle step that affects Parkinson’s patients. The Mattes Method approach to this problem involves assisted stretching to the lower body including the feet and toes. Foot, ankle, and toe strength training is also employed so that a person develops every muscle that contributes to proper walking patterns.

Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease have much in common. Many patients of Parkinson’s develop Alzheimer’s disease in later stages. Both cases are affected by poor blood circulation to the brain through the carotid artery. Active Isolated Stretching treatment has a detailed approach to improving carotid blood flow to the brain. This involves opening up numerous muscles in the upper body, particularly the neck muscles.

Rigid neck muscles can block blood flow through the carotid artery – a major circulatory route to the brain. Muscular inflammation contributes to carotid artery blockage. Decreasing neck muscle inflammation will reverse the negative effects of Parkinson’s related dementia and Alzheimer’s.

People with Parkinson’s disease need to know about Active Isolated Stretching. This treatment does not involve drugs or surgery.  An AIS practitioner helps a Parkinson’s patient to stretch. This procedure is far more productive than self-stretching, especially for Parkinson’s disease patients. If you want help for Parkinson’s disease right now, then seek out an advanced practitioner of Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method.

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Anthony Ohm is a pain specialist and a sports therapist. The technique is called Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening(AIS). Treatment is available in Honolulu, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California The AIS method is highly beneficial for: disc issues, chronic physical pain, pain related to aging, arthritis, bursitis, sciatica, neuropathy, Parkinson's disease, and much much more... However you are presenting, whether you are crippled or a professional athlete, AIS treatment will put you in better physical condition than your current state.