Preventative full ankle strapping

  1. Compression strapping for an acutely sprained ankle
  2. Preventative full ankle strapping
  3. Preventative 'Figure 8' ankle strapping
  4. Offload taping of the Plantar fascia
  5. Patella tendon tape

This ankle technique is commonly used by many elite level soccer players, as the direction of the tape applied can help prevent an inversion injury.

Step 1

Start in the forefoot.

 

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Step 2

Guide the tape diagonally up the foot…

 

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Step 3

and around the back of the heel bone.

 

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Step 4

Then come round smoothly and go over the mid-foot.

 

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Step 5

Then under the foot and back over diagonally, a little higher this time.

 

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Step 6

Then go back around the heel a little higher,...

 

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Step 7

then diagonally forwards and around the foot again.

 

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Step 8

Smooth the bandage under the bottom aspect of the heel and pull upwards, really giving support to the lateral ankle ligaments.

 

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Step 9

Then come round the heel again...

 

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Step 10

and finish off just above the ankle.

 

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