Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Tools – What Are The Differences Between Them?

Janki Kotak

Sidekick IASTM Tools

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) tools vary in technique, shape, size, and material. Your Chiropractor will normally use an IASTM tool if you have limited motion, pain during motion, motor control issues, and muscle recruitment issues. Instruments are made up of different materials, have different shapes, and are used for a variety of reasons. Here is a list of different types instruments: … Read More

Muscle Scraping: Can It Improve Muscle Performance?

David J. Sautter

In the constant quest for better muscle performance, athletes and gym goers are now turning towards a technique called muscle scraping. A direct manipulation of muscle tissue to improve blood flow and alleviate adhesions or knots, muscle scraping has been used for thousands of years, but only now is science revealing its potential benefits. Let’s take a look at what … Read More

Heated Vibration vs. Scraping

Alissa Taylor

How to know which type of recovery tools are best for you. We highlight the advantages of heated vibration vs. scraping tools.

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.

The History of Vibration Therapy

Alissa Taylor

Vibration therapy has been used for recovery since ancient times. Explore the history and evolution of modern vibration therapy devices we use today.

The Evidence and Science Behind Gua Sha

Tracey Roizman

Sidekick Echo Neck

Centered around a mysterious, invisible set of energy pathways and with techniques that baffle the Western mind, traditional Chinese medicine can seem esoteric, to say the least. In that regard, gua sha, the therapeutic method of scraping the skin to alleviate pain and improve health certainly doesn’t disappoint. An ancient and maybe one of the earliest known medical practices, gua … Read More

Avoid the tech neck trap, here’s how

Alissa Taylor

On average, North Americans spend 5 hours and 53 minutes on digital media every day. If you’re reading this article, you are probably on your phone or sitting at your computer. How’s your posture? If you are looking down to read from your phone, you are applying at least 50lbs of additional pressure to just your neck. For reference, your … Read More

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.

The effects of stress on athletic performance

Alissa Taylor

The effects of stress on athletic performance

Have you experienced an impact on your athletic performance due to stress? In the last year, if you have found it more challenging to retain the same motivation that you had prior to quarantine, you’re not alone. 67% of individuals who are sheltering in place are experiencing a considerable increase in stress and 47% of individuals have reported experiencing worsened … Read More