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These instructions will show you how to tape an ankle using the methods of an athletic trainer. These instructions are adapted from http://www.wikihow.com/Tape-an-Ankle-Like-an-Athletic-Trainer
The materials needed for this process: Pre-Wrap Tape
Position the patient on top of the table with the ankle hanging off. Position the foot at a 90-degree angle. The patient should not be wearing socks during ...
Apply the pre-wrap, covering from the middle of the calf to the middle of the foot. The pre-wrap will keep the tape from sticking to the skin.
In this step you will apply anchors to keep the pre-wrap in place. Put two anchors around the top of the pre-wrap and one at the bottom. The ...
In this step you will apply a stirrup; a stirrup is used to prevent the ankle from rolling. Starting on the interior part of the leg at the ...
Now you will apply a horseshoe; the horseshoe works together with the stirrup to provide more stability for the foot. Starting on top of the foot in the ...
Repeat Step 4 and then Step 5 alternately, two additional times to create a basket weave (do Step 4, do Step 5, do Step 4, do Step 5). ...
In this step you will be applying heel locks, which provide support for the heel. Before the heel lock application, apply an anchor at the top over the ...
This step of applying figure 8’s ensures stability by targeting the areas most likely to be injured. To apply figure 8’s, start at the top of the foot, ...
Apply fill-ins, covering over any gaps where you can still see the pre-wrap. Make sure to apply in separate strips, and not in one continuous piece of tape. ...
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