By Greg Finch


The METH Method – Movement, Elevation, Traction, and Heat

METH is an acronym for Movement, Elevation, Traction, and Heat. This method doesn’t cut off blood flow to injured areas, which puts you at risk for additional injury due to decreased sensation in the area.

Movement is to get some range of motion back in the injured area, use belly button to butt. MIO focuses on the third phase of recovery by applying the right strengthening and stretching exercises to the effected joint using wearable technology and AI built into our MIO App.

Elevate the injury when you are resting. Feel free to put your sprained ankle on a chair instead of letting it rest on the ground while you sit at your desk. Left on its own, your injury will swell more than you want it to.

Traction is a method used by physical therapists to encourage healing. It involves gently pulling on the joint. Have someone apply a little traction to your foot in the case of an ankle sprain. In the case of a wrist sprain, you can pull traction yourself by grabbing something solid (like a metal guardrail) and pulling back to elongate your wrist. The amount of traction should be as little as possible to get relief. Don't pull longer than a few seconds and release slowly.

Heat encourages blood flow rather than stifling it. Just like with ice, don't overdo it. Heat shouldn't be applied for more than 30 minutes at a time and it doesn't need to be very hot. Don't burn yourself.

My stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger


I've noticed a big difference in really two main things. One is my pre-surf warm up gets my body loose and ready to surf. I feel like I'm not step-tripping over to myself as much. Doing those dumb falls that just waste a bunch of waves.

Second my stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger.

Josh Beckett - Winemaker

My Surfing Has Improved On So Many Levels


My surfing has improved on so many different levels working with Greg. I have developed much more confidence in the water. I feel more comfortable & strong out there. I can paddle longer, pop-up faster, and turn with more power.

Heather Miller - Acupuncturist for WSL

Those aches & pains after a sesh aren't there anymore


It really gave me direction of what to do to get my body feeling better. Some of those aches and pains I would get after a sesh aren't there anymore. I could see my body becoming much more reliable for me because of the exercises and techniques that were taught.

The personal service was awesome! Greg was very knowledgeable and easy to reach whenever. If I ever had a question he was there to help quickly.

Scott Williams

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