- Shave the area
- Wash with soap and water to remove oil, grease or lotion
- Dry the area
- Apply tape adherent to area (ask athlete if they are allergic)
- Apply heal and lace pads to reduce blister formation
- Apply pre-wrap to area
This picture shows the proper
material needed to tape an ankle.
This picture shows the
placement of heal and lace pads to reduce the chance of blisters.
This picture shows applying
prewrap to the ankle before taping.
The first step is to anchor down
the prewrap with anchor strips.
The next step is to apply
situps to keep the ankle from rolling and spraining.
Next comes horseshoes to lock the
stirups in and hold them in place.
Next the athletic
trainer begins the heal lock.
The heal lock is then complete and locked in place preventing any
rolling/gliding activity. The heal is now stabilized and secure.
This figure demonstrates the ligaments of the ankle
This picture deomnstrates the muscles of