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The Anti-Ice Man Gary Reinl Talks With UFC Champ Miesha Tate About Icing

Cung Le and Gary Reinl


To ice, or not to ice, that is the question…though not in the mind of Gary Reinl, PT Aligned Contributor and author of the new book ICED: The Illusionary Treatment Option. In ICED and in this podcast interview with UFC Fighter Miesha Tate, Reinl puts the thaw on this physical therapy modality considered tried-and-true for decades.

Reinl candidly and convincingly argues his case for not icing injuries while sharing interesting history of icing and explaining the origins of the world-famous RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) protocol. It’s a fascinating listen for any physical therapist whether or not you’re ready to bid your ice bags farewell.

Reinl has spent nearly forty years in the sports-medicine/rehab field, with diverse experiences ranging from training professional athletes to pioneering the field of strength-building for pregnant women to developing rehabilitation programs for injured workers. Additionally, his groundbreaking senior strength-building protocol has been implemented in more than 1,000 senior living facilities. Reinl authored two previous books: Making Mama Fit [Leisure Press, 1983] and the 2007 “fat loss” book Get Stronger, Feel Younger [Rodale Press].

The Miesha Tate ShowHe talks with professional UFC fighter Miesha Tate on her weekly podcast entitled The Miesha Tate Show.

Listen to the complete interview here.

Want to explore some alternatives to icing? Ask your MeyerPT representative about muscle stimulation with Marc Pro products, or the advanced compression technology of NormaTec.

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