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Sports Physiotherapist David Hillard demonstrating how to tape an ankle to assist with joint stability.

This strapping technique is commonly used rto reduce the risk of injury during sporting activity, providing support to the lateral and medial ligaments of the ankle joint.

The steps:
  1. First apply hypoallergenic tape if prone to getting a reaction to tape.
  2. Anchor
  3. Stirrups
  4. Figure of 6
  5. Heel Locks
  6. Anchor

Ensure the tape edge does press into the achilles or the base of the 5th Metatarsal. If the tape starts to feel itchy remove it as soon as possible.
If you have had a new injury please seek assessment from a sports physiotherapist, physical therapist or doctor.