In this post, we will tackle ankle anatomy, joint biomechanics during landings, and how taping/bracing changes those mechanics. If at that point you can appreciate the potential for injury - I'll consider this a success! If not - let me know so I can better explain and prove it!
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Part 1 of 3 in a series that details the relationship between ankle taping and knee/hip/low back injuries in gymnasts/acrobats. Topics include anatomical/biomechanical review, strategies for minimizing injury risk and techniques for improving long-term outcomes.