Taping Tuesday: Week nine - The basketweave

In week one of Taping Tuesday we demonstrated how to do a basic ankle strapping for those athletes returning to play. Today, in Week Nine we get the privilege of seeing a recently sprained ankle, that of former Fremantle and Claremont dual premiership player Andrew Foster. Fozzie has been receiving treatment from Practice Principal and Claremont Football Club Physiotherapist Anthony McEvoy and was kind enough to let us record the basket weave.

Remembering what you learnt in week one and after watching above video it is important to recognise the following points regarding a basket weave tape:

This tape is a fantastic tool in any sports trainers arsenal to quickly resolve the swelling of an acutely sprained ankle whilst also providing the joint with stability. Be careful not to make it too tight as the joint will still need room to swell in the initial stages.