Sprain

Ankle Sprains: To R.I.C.E. or M.E.A.T.?

Ankle sprains are a very common injury. The most common mechanism is called an inversion sprain, where the foot rolls in. The RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) has been a standard for treating ankle sprains. More recent research has pointed to the MEAT method (Mobilization, Exercise, Analgesics, and Treatment) as a more effective treatment method. This post will discuss the different treatment methods for ankle sprains. 

What is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization?

What is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization?

Graston Technique is a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. It is used in the treatment of soft tissue disorders such as tendinopathy, strains, sprains, and fasciopathy. This article discusses how Graston Technique/instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization works and which conditions it is used to treat.