Stick Mobility

Stick Mobility is a training system that improves your mobility, stability and strength

Stick Mobility combines joint mobilization, strength training, and active stretching to reduce the risk of injury, speed recovery from strength and / or conditioning training and increase athletic performance.  Anyone can engage in this activity (all skill, fitness and experience levels) and yield the plethora of benefits.

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"Using a stick gives you leverage which allows you to achieve positions and ranges of motion that you wouldn’t normally be able to reach... It's been the missing link to my own personal mobility training."

Darren Radford, Owner

The exercises use a stick as a tool to improve range of motion, muscle activation, coordination, and body awareness to build a strong foundation for better movement and training.

This training system is based on the scientific principles of:

  • Leverage

  • Stability

  • Feedback

  • Irradiation 

  • Isometrics; and

  • Coordination

We focus on helping our clients apply these principles to their lifestyle, movement, athletic performance and their general view of movement with the goal of helping them reach their optimal health, fitness and performance potential. 

Various professional sports teams/athletes use stick mobility but regular clients can improve function, alleviate aches and pains and improve their ability in activities such as skiing, mountain biking, golf, football, hockey and many other activities and pastimes.

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2 Sessions Foundation Program

Over 2, 55 minute sessions, we’ll take you through the three phases of joint mobilization, strength training, and active stretching techniques. You’ll use a stick as a tool to learn the methods to improve range of motion, muscle activation, full-body strength, and body awareness. You’ll learn the six scientific principles upon which this training system is built: Leverage, Stability, Feedback, Irradiation, Isometrics, and Coordination. We’ll show you how to integrate these aspects into your daily life and/or training or sporting activities.

What are the benefits of integrating stick mobility into my training regimen?

 

Through combining joint mobilization, strength training, and active stretching we have seen users improve their:

  • Functional range of motion

  • Joint stability

  • Balance

  • Posture

  • Full-body strength

  • Coordination

  • Tissue quality

  • Flexibility

  • Athletic performance

  • Body alignment

  • Muscle activation

  • Motor control

  • Body awareness

  • Reduced risk of injury

  • Recovery from injury

  • Faster recovery after exercise

Why are exercises with a stick more effective than basic stretches?

Stick mobility uses the formula: joint range of motion + joint stability + neuromuscular drive = mobility.

Stretching by itself lacks these crucial elements.  We know that our muscles get tight for a reason, and no matter how much we stretch, without the right strength levels, they won’t let go. This is typically caused by weakness in one area causing tension in another.

For example – tighten the hip flexors, like you do when you sit down all day, and your hamstrings will become overactive when you extend the hip. Tightness makes you more susceptible to injury.

The neuromuscular drive benefits from using a stick come as your body is better able to coordinate your muscles as one unified mechanism to produce movement. The better balanced your muscles are, the better they can coordinate your kinetic chain.