Date of Award
Health and Physical Education
College of Science
Type of Degree
R. Daniel Martin
Leonard J. Deutsch
Injuries to the ankle joint are among the most common in athletics (Feuerbach et al., 1994; Gross, 1987). As clinicians, it is important to investigate various factors which could potentially reduce the occurrence of ankle injuries. One such actors is an improvement in proprioception (Cox et al., 1993; Glencross & Thornton, 1994). A suggested method for improving proprioception in the ankle is application of an external support, such as tape or a brace (Feuerbach et al. , 1994; Karlsson & Andreasson, 1992 ) . This study compared the proprioceptive abilities of the ankle under three conditions: unsupported, taped, and using a neoprene ankle support.
Ankle – Wounds and injuries – Prevention.
Equilibrium (Physiology) – Wounds and injuries.
Sports injuries –Prevention.
Gerlach, Tara Michelle, "The effect of tape and neoprene ankle supports on balance in athletes with injured ankles" (1998). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1624.