What is Stick Mobility?

Created by Dennis Dunphy, Neal Valera, and Mitch Taylor, Stick Mobility is a training system that combines joint mobilization, strength training, and deep fascial stretching to increase athletic performance, reduce risk of injury, and speed recovery after exercise.

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

Who is using Stick Mobility?

This system is used by the general public, athletes, coaches, and medical practitioners from various areas of sports, fitness, and healthcare.

Some professional sports teams who use Stick Mobility include The Cincinnati Bengals, The Raiders, LA Rams, The Baltimore Orioles, LA Angels, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Philadelphia 76’ers, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Denver Nuggets.

PGA Golfers, Paul Casey, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson have implemented this system with their personal trainers to help increase their flexibility and rotation.

Why are Stick Mobility exercises more effective than basic stretches?

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.

The neuromuscular benefits from Stick Mobility 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.

What are the core principles?

This system is based on the scientific principles of leverage, stability, feedback, irradiation, isometrics, and coordination.

Using the stick enhances the neural feedback from the hands to the brain. The stick, in conjunction with positional isometrics, can aid in the activation of muscles involved in movements.

What are the benefits?

Through combining joint mobilization, strength training, and deep fascial stretching with the Stick Mobility system users may improve their:

Functional range of motion

Joint stability

Balance

Posture

Full-body strength

Coordination

Tissue quality

Athletic performance

Body alignment

Muscle activation

Motor control

Body awareness

Reduced risk of injury

Recovery from injury

Faster recovery after exercise

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