3" Powerflex Ankle

This tape job is good for chronic injuries because it offers more support than white tape and will not expand during activity. It can also be used on acute injuries IF further swelling is not possible.

Power Tape is made of petroleum instead of cotton. This prevents its breakdown. It is waterproof, good for water polo players or swimmers. It is more stable with less range of motion.

The tape job is very similar to the preventative white tape job, with a few differences:

  1. Instead of pre-wrap, Powerflex will be used instead
  2. Wrap the tape job shorter, around 2-3 inches below the gastrocnemius
  3. All stretch should be taken out of the Powerflex before applying
  4. Less tension should be placed on the tape job, as the tape doesn’t ‘give’ as much

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