With the Rugby and Football seasons well under way the age old conundrum of whether to tape or brace a weakened ankle rears its head.
In the very short term, taping is useful but in the long term it can prove very costly and the player can experience all sorts of problems, ranging from dermatitis due to repeated adhesive tape application to blistering when the tape gets wet or comes loose.
At The Sport and Performing Arts Injury Clinic we always advocate rehabilitating an injured ankle to get it as strong as possible. However, injured ligaments in an ankle will always be weakened and for those affected, we do recommend appropriate bracing to avoid further injury.
As practitioners, we have to have confidence in the products we recommend to our clients, so we will only sell and recommend the best.
The BioSkin AFTR Ankle Support provides the same level of stability as the best taping techniques with a low profile to allow it to be worn in Soccer and Rugby boots.
Fabric components of the BioSkin AFTR offer compression with minimal bulk and friction whilst the all important straps allow various configurations of support to injured ankle ligaments.
The BioSkin® AFTR™ Ankle Support is designed for trauma rehabilitation for injuries including ankle sprains, hind foot arthritis and fusions. The AFTR braces combine stabilisation with high-level compression unique to BioSkin materials.
Following trauma, AFTR braces help reduce pain, heighten proprioception, increase ROM, and improve recovery time.
BioSkin are renowned for their range of performance led bracing, with the AFTR designed for those who want to remain active and not let an injury hold them back.
The application of compression is important in managing inflammation whilst stability ensures you are able to remain active for longer.
The low profile design of the ankle support ensures it can be worn with your normal footwear, whilst the strapped design offers stability to help keep you mobile following injury and minimise the risk of you rolling your ankle with the straps acting externally to stabilise the motion of the ankle / foot complex.