Pain is one of the most valuable assets to healing an injury. But, you have to learn the language of pain or it may become your biggest enemy. Learning to understand pain more fully is one of the biggest keys to healing yourself safely, fully and quickly.

Pain is your friend, sort of…

One of the most common questions we get is how to do a rehab program? You do set of healing techniques, stretches, exercises, etc. but how do you tailor them to your unique body and injury?

At HEM and Malin Method, we are huge believers that everyone has some things in common (muscles, ligaments, body dynamics, etc), but lots of differences that separate their bodies from everyone else. Your experiences throughout your life (posture, injuries, lifestyle, past, etc.) are totally unique and it is all reflected in your body.

So, rehab is all about honoring where you are at this moment and then finding a safe and positive approach to healing. And although it is the same basic road, there are so many places you can get lost.

Fortunately, pain is one of the biggest roadmaps available to you and can keep you on track. But, instead of looking at pain as an enemy, try seeing it for what it really is… one of your best guides to healing. Pain tells you what’s wrong, it tells you where it’s wrong and it keeps you from making it worse. It’s a language without words, but if you want to get beyond it, you have to learn to fully understand it.

And no one can do it for you… only you can feel what’s going on inside your body. Only you know how bad it hurts and where. Only you know what your body can and cannot do, because you are living in it. But, pain also holds the key to get past those restrictions and injuries into a pain-free, mobile and strong body. It is one of your best teachers. Being grateful for it is a hard concept to get comfortable with, but that’s where you need to start…

The language of pain

When you are in pain, it’s hard to concentrate… it’s hard to work… it’s hard to play. You have to give up doing what you love. Pain is a brutal teacher and it will not be ignored. Ignoring pain is one of the biggest mistakes you could ever make. It can get irritated very quickly and then gets even worse. It’s like a beast that never sleeps, never eats, and just torments you. So, let’s start there…

When you start a rehab program to heal an injury or chronic pain in any area of your body, you have to understand that pain is trying to talk to you. Your body is brilliant. Pain is trying to protect you from further harm. And pain is telling you exactly what’s wrong, it’s just that you do not understand it. You only feel the pain. But, if you really start to listen, pain will tell you exactly what to do next…

So, let’s start at the beginning. You’re in pain right now. You just got injured or you’ve been in pain for a long time and it’s something chronic. The first thing you have to do is relax and breathe. See if you can go inward and identify exactly where the pain is… where does it hurt and when? Does it hurt moving going this way or that? Does it hurt at this angle or that? Get to know the pain intimately.

Then, when you start moving around a little bit for the purpose of healing and rehab, do it very slowly, very gently. This is not a race and it’s definitely not a sprint. It’s not even a marathon. This is a life-long journey, because it’s your body forever. This is all about an experience of self-discovery that never ends (even though the pain will). And then, you’ll look back and be thankful for the pain. It started you on this journey and eventually, you will leave it behind, like an old friend that stayed behind.

Okay, let’s get specific… once you know where and when it hurts, avoid those movements entirely. Pain is talking to you… it’s saying don’t do that… yet. Maybe, try again tomorrow or in a few days or next week. Rain check on that one. But, what about moving at a different angle or in a different way? Pain says that movement is okay. All right, now we’re making some progress. Work on that one and then try the next thing and so on…

Another key is to make sure what you are doing is safe and helpful. The techniques, stretches and exercises have to be spot on. So, choose a physical therapist or rehab program that will get you safe and effective results. There are lots of exercises and stretches to choose from, but your injury will require a very specific program to get real results. We created HEM and Malin Method to accomplish this, but even if you don’t choose us, just make sure you choose a great program to ensure you get the results you need.

Being sore and tight is NOT the same as pain

As you start working through some techniques, stretches, and exercises, you will start to figure out what you can and cannot do yet. If the rehab program is top notch, you will start feeling better in about 5-10 days. Then, you will be able to do more. The pain may start to lessen a little bit… It may not be as severe or acute. Remember, it’s talking to you all the time. Maybe, you can push into that gently and see what happens, always being respectful of your teacher.

If you do too much and ignore the pain signals, you will cause more damage and take a step backward in the healing process. So, take your time. Go slowly. Go gently. Honor your body and where it’s at. Back off and try again tomorrow.

Here’s where it gets interesting… you will find some areas that are tight and sore, but not painful. They feel creaky, unstable, tight, and stiff, but you do NOT get any shooting pain when you do that movement.

This is important: you want to keep moving into that, keep gently pushing. Your body is coming back, but it’s very weak. Do not over-do it! But, gently lean into that movement and work through it. If you don’t, your body will harden over time and never regain that natural flexibility and strength in that area on its own.

You also may find that even though a movement is not painful, it gets super sore the next day. That’s okay! That just means the area is very weak and probably part of the reason you got injured in the first place. Be a detective. Watch your body. Never stop watching and discovering and learning…

As time goes on, you will make small strides and then some really big ones. You will start to get stronger, more flexible and the pain will continue to subside. Eventually, you will be pain-free. Yes, it happens. But, never forget the lessons you learned and keep learning about how your body moves. Keep working on it, because the journey never ends. Only now, you’ve learned a new language… one that has opened a whole new world to you. So, be grateful for pain… it is a great teacher!

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Results in First Week

Once I started HEM, the swelling and bruising subsided significantly and on the 4th day, I was walking comfortably again. I was shocked!
– Erikka Fernando

Results in First Week - Laurie Prindle

Thank you so much! It’s pretty amazing that I am doing as much as I am after a severe sprained ankle! Thanks for your support!!!
– Laurie Prindle

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From the desk of Scott Malin, NASM-CPT
Creator, HEM Ankle Rehab
June 22, 2024

If you want to heal your ankle fully & fast…

And get back to doing what you love PAIN-FREE, without the fear of re-injury

This will be the most important thing you ever do for yourself.

Here’s why:

My name is Scott Malin and fifteen years ago, I had to give up what I love… playing basketball. It literally crushed me to give it up!!

But, I had sprained my ankles so many times that I could no longer play.

Every time it happened, I used R.I.C.E. (rest, ice elevation, compression), but my ankles took months to heal and just kept getting weaker and more painful.

I tried everything, including ankle braces, but they made my ankles even weaker and then my knees started hurting too!

When I sprained my ankle one last time and had to crawl off the court, I knew I was done.

That night, I sat in my apartment and cried.

I was in my early thirties and thought I had to give up what I loved for the rest of my life.

But, I had no other option…

My ankles were just way too weak, stiff and unstable and painkillers/ice did nothing anymore.

As I lay in bed, staring up at the ceiling, I remembered back to when I trained with a clinician for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Soft Tissue Therapist for the Los Angeles Clippers.

I also thought about a revolutionary Naturopath that taught me so much about healing the body naturally.

Then, I came up with a crazy idea…

It instantly improved how my ankle felt.

And the more I did it, the better my ankle got.

By day 6, my ankle was 100% pain-free and felt stronger and more stable than BEFORE I got injured.

The best part… I PLAYED BASKETBALL AGAIN, BUT THERE WAS NO PAIN!!

Afterward, I cried again, but they were tears of joy!!

When I told them what I did, my basketball buddies laughed and said I was crazy.

They called me a “dreamer”.

But, I didn’t care.

Because I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I threw my ankle braces away.

After months of late nights, early mornings, and lots of trial and error…

I created a complete, at-home healing system with incredibly reliable results:

  • Heals new ankle injuries including ANY type and grade of ankle sprain.
  • Heals old ankle injuries that never fully healed.
  • Heals weak and unstable ankles.
  • Even heals most Achilles, calf and foot injuries!

Since I was a fitness trainer, I was able to help all my clients (celebrities and athletes) whenever they got injured (which happened a lot!).

I was even on the news a few times!!!

The response from my clients was so overwhelming that a few of them eventually convinced me to make it available to everyone.

And even though it is incredibly complete, I always wanted to keep it SUPER simple and easy to do.

So, just follow along with me on any device and that’s it!

You get instant access to all the videos, which are short and focused on quickly giving you the information you need.

I will show you the absolute BEST rehab techniques, exercises, stretches, activations, holistic techniques, prehab techniques, etc….

These are techniques you will NOT find online anywhere else.

You will learn the perfect form for everything to get the best possible results.

It has taken many years of incredibly hard and dedicated work, but I am so humbled that over 100,000 people have healed themselves fully and fast with my program.

If you don’t believe me, please, check out all the reviews, including video testimonials, before and after pictures, etc. from people of all ages.

And listen, I know you’re probably still skeptical. That’s totally fair…

That’s why we have a very simple, no hassle, 30 day money back guarantee, so it’s completely risk-free to give it a try right now.

I created this program, because I don’t want others to go through all the pain and misery that I did!!

I don’t want anyone else to give up what they love…

Life is too short!!!

And now, there’s an easy way you can heal yourself and get back to your life.

I wish you all the best and thank you!!

Try HEM for FREE
Try HEM for FREE

15 YEARS.  100K HEALED.

Results in First Week

Once I started HEM, the swelling and bruising subsided significantly and on the 4th day, I was walking comfortably again. I was shocked!
– Erikka Fernando

Results in First Week - Laurie Prindle

Thank you so much! It’s pretty amazing that I am doing as much as I am after a severe sprained ankle! Thanks for your support!!!
– Laurie Prindle

Play
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From the desk of Scott Malin, NASM-CPT
Creator, HEM Ankle Rehab
June 22, 2024

If you want to heal your ankle fully & fast…

And get back to doing what you love PAIN-FREE, without the fear of re-injury

This will be the most important thing you ever do for yourself.

Here’s why:

My name is Scott Malin and fifteen years ago, I had to give up what I love… playing basketball. It literally crushed me to give it up!!

But, I had sprained my ankles so many times that I could no longer play.

Every time it happened, I used R.I.C.E. (rest, ice elevation, compression), but my ankles took months to heal and just kept getting weaker and more painful.

I tried everything, including ankle braces, but they made my ankles even weaker and then my knees started hurting too!

When I sprained my ankle one last time and had to crawl off the court, I knew I was done.

That night, I sat in my apartment and cried.

I was in my early thirties and thought I had to give up what I loved for the rest of my life.

But, I had no other option…

My ankles were just way too weak, stiff and unstable and painkillers/ice did nothing anymore.

As I lay in bed, staring up at the ceiling, I remembered back to when I trained with a clinician for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Soft Tissue Therapist for the Los Angeles Clippers.

I also thought about a revolutionary Naturopath that taught me so much about healing the body naturally.

Then, I came up with a crazy idea…

It instantly improved how my ankle felt.

And the more I did it, the better my ankle got.

By day 6, my ankle was 100% pain-free and felt stronger and more stable than BEFORE I got injured.

The best part… I PLAYED BASKETBALL AGAIN, BUT THERE WAS NO PAIN!!

Afterward, I cried again, but they were tears of joy!!

When I told them what I did, my basketball buddies laughed and said I was crazy.

They called me a “dreamer”.

But, I didn’t care.

Because I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I threw my ankle braces away.

After months of late nights, early mornings, and lots of trial and error…

I created a complete, at-home healing system with incredibly reliable results:

  • Heals new ankle injuries including ANY type and grade of ankle sprain.
  • Heals old ankle injuries that never fully healed.
  • Heals weak and unstable ankles.
  • Even heals most Achilles, calf and foot injuries!

Since I was a fitness trainer, I was able to help all my clients (celebrities and athletes) whenever they got injured (which happened a lot!).

I was even on the news a few times!!!

The response from my clients was so overwhelming that a few of them eventually convinced me to make it available to everyone.

And even though it is incredibly complete, I always wanted to keep it SUPER simple and easy to do.

So, just follow along with me on any device and that’s it!

You get instant access to all the videos, which are short and focused on quickly giving you the information you need.

I will show you the absolute BEST rehab techniques, exercises, stretches, activations, holistic techniques, prehab techniques, etc….

These are techniques you will NOT find online anywhere else.

You will learn the perfect form for everything to get the best possible results.

It has taken many years of incredibly hard and dedicated work, but I am so humbled that over 100,000 people have healed themselves fully and fast with my program.

If you don’t believe me, please, check out all the reviews, including video testimonials, before and after pictures, etc. from people of all ages.

And listen, I know you’re probably still skeptical. That’s totally fair…

That’s why we have a very simple, no hassle, 30 day money back guarantee, so it’s completely risk-free to give it a try right now.

I created this program, because I don’t want others to go through all the pain and misery that I did!!

I don’t want anyone else to give up what they love…

Life is too short!!!

And now, there’s an easy way you can heal yourself and get back to your life.

I wish you all the best and thank you!!

Try HEM for FREE

REAL PEOPLE, REAL RESULTS

Average rating:  
 194 reviews
 by Faith Washington on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
godsend

Just got your videos for the holistic rehab the other day. It has already helped and I am so grateful as I know Drs want to cut you open and ask questions later. My left ankle is very badly sprained, completely black and purple and swollen half way up my calf. I am an athlete and have zero intentions of being cut on now or in the future! It was a major eversion off a curb and I just want it to get back to normal. Thanks so much for putting this HEM ankle rehab together, it's a godsend! Have a beautiful day.

Warm regards,

Faith Washington BSPharm, RPh, CSCS, CPT

 by Loren Axberg on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
blowing my mind

Hey there,

I literally purchased this program about 20 minutes ago, and now having gotten partially through the videos... The content is already blowing my mind and I feel like this will be information I'll carry with me the rest of my life... Thank you for this info! Clearly you are a master of PT.

 by Orhun Oktar on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
very beneficial

Hello Mr. Malin,

I want to thank you for this website. In the end of november, I sprained my ankle and my doctor said that there is an avulsion fracture in my ankle(ATFL). I had really hard times after this incident. When I was looking for how to heal fast, I saw your website. I tried to do as much as different exercises that you showed. Now I face some difficulties during my daily life due to my foot but swelling is decreasing everyday thanks to exercises. Especially, the video about how to activate ankle is very beneficial for me.

Thanks for your support both mentally and physically.

Sincerely,
Orhun Oktar, Electrical and Electronics Engineer

 by Dillon Tidwell on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
GREAT

Your program is great. I actually broke one ankle and sprained the other. I just got the cast off and will begin rehab on that ankle now.

 by Hennie Prinsloo on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
Used on 3 injuries successfully

I bought your Hem Ankle program in 2018 and used it very successfully with THREE ankle injuries. I am also interested to buy the programme for knees etc.

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Try HEM for FREE

REAL PEOPLE, REAL RESULTS

Average rating:  
 194 reviews
 by Faith Washington on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
godsend

Just got your videos for the holistic rehab the other day. It has already helped and I am so grateful as I know Drs want to cut you open and ask questions later. My left ankle is very badly sprained, completely black and purple and swollen half way up my calf. I am an athlete and have zero intentions of being cut on now or in the future! It was a major eversion off a curb and I just want it to get back to normal. Thanks so much for putting this HEM ankle rehab together, it's a godsend! Have a beautiful day.

Warm regards,

Faith Washington BSPharm, RPh, CSCS, CPT

 by Loren Axberg on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
blowing my mind

Hey there,

I literally purchased this program about 20 minutes ago, and now having gotten partially through the videos... The content is already blowing my mind and I feel like this will be information I'll carry with me the rest of my life... Thank you for this info! Clearly you are a master of PT.

 by Orhun Oktar on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
very beneficial

Hello Mr. Malin,

I want to thank you for this website. In the end of november, I sprained my ankle and my doctor said that there is an avulsion fracture in my ankle(ATFL). I had really hard times after this incident. When I was looking for how to heal fast, I saw your website. I tried to do as much as different exercises that you showed. Now I face some difficulties during my daily life due to my foot but swelling is decreasing everyday thanks to exercises. Especially, the video about how to activate ankle is very beneficial for me.

Thanks for your support both mentally and physically.

Sincerely,
Orhun Oktar, Electrical and Electronics Engineer

 by Dillon Tidwell on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
GREAT

Your program is great. I actually broke one ankle and sprained the other. I just got the cast off and will begin rehab on that ankle now.

 by Hennie Prinsloo on HEM Ankle Rehab, verified buyer
Used on 3 injuries successfully

I bought your Hem Ankle program in 2018 and used it very successfully with THREE ankle injuries. I am also interested to buy the programme for knees etc.

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Try HEM for FREE

15 YEARS.  100K HEALED.

Results in First Week

Once I started HEM, the swelling and bruising subsided significantly and on the 4th day, I was walking comfortably again. I was shocked!
– Erikka Fernando

Results in First Week - Laurie Prindle

Thank you so much! It’s pretty amazing that I am doing as much as I am after a severe sprained ankle! Thanks for your support!!!
– Laurie Prindle

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