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Taping vs. Bracing - Which is Right for Your Injury?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 2, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Both taping and bracing are just a part of life for every athlete. No matter what the injury is, even after ample time off to rest and heal, it needs a little support to allow athletes to return to their previous level of competition. While both taping and bracing can greatly reduce risk of re-injury, the question is which one is best. Although an athlete may need both and eventually they can use one or the other depending on the injury, certain wounds will flourish from either a brace or tape depending on the situation.

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Topics: Tape, braces and supports

Using Crutches with Sports Medicine Braces and Supports

Posted by Andrea Hamel

February 5, 2016 at 9:55 AM

The use of Sports Medicine Braces and Supports may require using crutches to keep weight off an injury while moving around. Athletes requiring crutches for support while healing an injury often receive little to no instruction on properly moving around on them. Even worse, improperly fit crutches and incorrect movement can further injury from a slip and fall, or the stresses of uneven movement.

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Topics: braces and supports, crutches

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