Jay is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning coach who worked one on one with New York Mets First baseman Carlos Delgado and other elite professional athletes. He was a Major League Trainer and the Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball team.
Jay graduated from Simon Fraser University B.Sc. (Kin) in 1996 and is a board certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC), and National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
He worked with the NBA’s Vancouver Grizzlies in ’96 / ’97 and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club from 1998 to 2005. He began as a minor league trainer, then as the Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Club and was promoted to the Major League team in 2003. He left the team in 2005 to found Performancelab LLC, a company dedicated to one on one rehabilitation, injury prevention and conditioning. His principal client was Carlos Delgado of the New York Mets. Today he works on clients with orthopaedic rehab problems and patterns that have been resistant to other standard treatments.
Jay has rehabbed some of Major League Baseball’s best players. The list includes Carlos Delgado, Vernon Wells, the late Roy Halladay, recipient of the 2003 and 2010 Cy Young award, 2003 Cy Young Award runner-up Esteban Loaiza, 2002 American League Rolaids Relief award winner Billy Koch, local pro triathlete 2000 Ironman Switzerland and Ironman FL Champion Tara-Lee Marshall as well as entertainers, and athletes from the NHL, NFL, ATP and various Olympians.
He races his surfski and paddleboard at Deep Cove Kayak’s Tuesday Night Race + series. Jay completed his first triathlon in ’87 and is an 8 time Ironman Finisher (Canada ’89, ’90, ’91, ’08, 09 and Florida (’02 DNF), ‘03, ’04, ’05).
Jay has traveled to most MLB cities in the American and National Leagues, as well as Venezuela for Winter Ball. He is a contributor for the Athletic Minded Traveler a 450-page travel guide and website recommended by Newsweek and Men’s Health magazines (among others) dedicated to providing the best workout facilities, hotels, restaurants and running routes, pools etc. for the traveling athlete.
Jay stays current in the latest techniques in rehabilitation and conditioning available to Major League Baseball and professional sports, and has been a presenter to Physio therapists, RMTs, Chiropractors and Physicians.
When Jay is away from the clinic he spends family time with his wife and daughter in Deep Cove. He has been shaping surfboards since 1982 and he is passionate about shaping custom surfboards, paddleboards and now hydrofoils.
There are many rehabilitation tools available to Professional sports teams and now they are available to recovering athletes of all abilities and from all walks of life. One great advantage of being at Level 10 Fitness is that we can go into the gym and actually do the exercises. This how we rehab players in the major leagues. This happens literally every day for professional athletes. This should not be a unique experience.
All major league sports teams employ ATC's or Certified Athletic Trainers as the core of their Sports Medicine Team because of their specific education and goal to safely limit 'Man days lost to injury' and to mitigate injury time to preserve the performance of the team.
Physiomed Hivamat 200 Evident Deep Oscillation Therapy, a unique new therapeutic modality that applies deep oscillation on targeted tissues for lymphatic drainage and to break up adhesions. Used in professional sports for the past 10 years, this new unit is twice as fast as the previous model, and is a trade secret of professional sports rehab.
The hivamat is used by many MLB, NFL and NHL teams, this modality has greatly enhanced the array of therapeutic tools that we have available to improve the healing process for athletic and orthopaedic injury.
Multi Radiance Medical MR4 Laser Stim
· World’s 1st FDA cleared laser and e-stim device
· Enables clinician to identify areas of optimal treatment areas
· Provides highly targeted treatments
· 2 x 25,000 mW of Super Pulsed Laser Power
DMS Deep Muscle Stimulator
Much of muscle pain stems from various conditions, strain, lactic acid build up, scar tissue, etc… The DMS uses percussion, mechanical vibrations that reach deep into the muscle tissue to stimulate proprioceptive functions. The DMS provides deep muscle tissue with kinetic forms of percussion and concussion vibration, which in turn facilitates the patient or athlete with the benefits of:
- Increased circulation
- Reduced pain
- Faster rehabilitation from injury
- Increased lymphatic flow
- Break up of muscular scar tissue
- Reduced lactic acid build up
- Tissue Regeneration
- Soft & Active tissue release
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