Ankle Support

 Taping Directions:

  • Indication: Instability / Weakness / Sprained Ankle
  • Shape: Three I-strips, One X-strip 
  • Body Position: Lying

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Acti-Tape Step by Step Instructions: Ankle Support


  • In a lying position, place the foot at a right angle. Apply two small I-strips on the outside of the ankle. One strip points towards the toes and the other points towards the heel to form a V. Smooth down firmly.


  • Apply an X-strip under the heel with a moderate stretch of the centre part. Apply the upper legs of the strip with a moderate stretch across the front of the ankle up the leg.
  • Apply the lower legs of the strip with a moderate stretch behind the ankle towards the calf, lifting the ankle slightly to do so.


  • Apply an I-strip starting from the front of the foot with a moderate stretch around the outside of the ankle and spiraling up the leg to the front of the shin.


  • Smooth down all strips firmly to complete.

The yellow portion indicates moderate stretch of the strip.