Ankle taping will not fix your injury. Often times,athletes, especially young club level athletes will ask, "My ankle hurts. Can you tape it?" They often ask the question as if some piece of overpriced tape cloth will be the end all, be all cure to their ankle problems. However, this just isn't true.
Soccer is one of the only sports to require a player to apply a force to a ball with their head. This has inspired a great amount of research within the scientific community to determine if there are any long-term effects that occur to the brain specifically due to heading a soccer ball, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy seen in boxers and football players.
Courtesy of our very own Chris Phillips, ATC, CSCS, 90strong contributor and owner of Compete Sports Performance & Rehab in Lake Forest, he has created a specific ankle protocol that should be performed before and after soccer training.
In this 3 part video series I demonstrate exercises using a 22” long loop band from Power Systems. You can use a resistance band with handles or a long strip of latex band. These bands can be an inexpensive way to get resistance for these common exercises and are easy to carry. In this last video series I demonstrate exercises on your hands and knees.
The value of having a mouth guard in preventing dental injuries has been well documented for years but does it help prevent concussions? There are three theories on how a mouth guard will prevent or reduce the chance of a concussion