Ankle injuries are common occurrences in life and sport. It is important to return injured individuals back to normal function as safely as possible. Ankle bracing allows a patient to be functional as they progress through the healing process.
A recent study published in Human Kinetics Journals by Steve Smith, LAT, ATC and Cameron Powden PhD, LAT, ATC from Indiana State University examined the effect that the TayCo Brace had on collegiate athletes during a multitude of tests, including multidirectional reach distance, balance, and flexibility. This study compared the ROM (Range of Motion) TayCo External Ankle Brace with a leading internal ankle brace, and used no brace as the control.
The results were conclusive.The Range of Motion TayCo External Ankle Brace provided 3x the inversion support and 2.5x the eversion support compared to the other internal brace while also allowing for more dorsiflexion for active use. The ROM TayCo External Ankle Brace provides superior stability in inversion and eversion, while allowing for better functional range of motion for a number of athletic performance movements.
“The TayCo external ankle brace accomplishes stabilization very effectively and it does so in a new and inventive way. This brace should be considered as an excellent option for use as ankle protection in order to facilitate return to activity.”
-Steve Smith, PhD