The Role of Heat in Muscle Recovery

Alissa Taylor

Is heat the key to improved athletic performance? Heat therapy can help to deliver blood flow and improve healing time post workout.

5 tips to setup your ideal recovery space

Alissa Taylor

Jay Sidekick app stretching

Our best tips for setting up an ideal recovery space from home. This is a realistic guide of how to make a dedicated space possible for anyone regardless of available square footage.

Hip mobility and strength for increased athletic performance

Patrick Dale

The hip is a very mobile joint. With its ball-and-socket structure, it has a large range of motion. Unfortunately, like it’s structural relative the shoulder joint, all this mobility means that the hip joint can also be unstable and is prone to injury and dysfunction. Surrounded by some of the largest muscles in the human body, the hip is very … Read More

Strong Glutes & Why You Need Them

Krista Bugden

Gwen Jorgensen

Through human evolution, the buttocks served as a key component for mankind to finally raise his hands off the ground and stand erect on two feet. The glutes served as a counterbalance to the chest. This gave our ancestors the ability to stand tall and climb their way to the top of the food chain. At about 330 B.C., Aristotle … Read More

Shoulder rotation and athletic performance – what you need to know

Patrick Dale

Joints are amazing biomechanical structures. Comprised of a union of two or more bones, stabilizing and connecting ligaments, as well as muscles and their tendinous attachments, joints allow you to move your body freely. Without joints, your skeleton would be rigid. Imagine trying to do burpees without bending your knees – or your hips or elbows, for that matter! There … Read More

Is Your Thoracic Mobility Holding You Back?

Krista Bugden

Thoracic Mobility

The thoracic spine doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It’s often ignored and neglected, especially in rehabilitation settings and when it comes to enhancing performance. For instance, when back pain happens, the focus is frequently placed on the spine, hamstrings, and hip flexors.  But what if your aches and pains could be prevented by improved thoracic mobility? And what if … Read More

Muscle Adhesions: Are They Getting in the Way of Your Athletic Performance?

Krista Bugden

“Muscle adhesion.” You may have heard the term in your physical therapist’s or doctor’s office. Or perhaps you came across in it when googling your symptoms. But what are muscle adhesions? A muscle adhesion is scar tissue that has developed in the muscles. It can cause muscle weakness, pain, and a limited range of motion. And it frequently goes undiagnosed. … Read More