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National Athletic Trainers Association
Journal of Athletic Training
Athletic trainers, physical therapists, and other rehabilitation professionals stress the importance of proprioceptive reeducation during the rehabilitation process following an injury." 2 It is believed that an injury such as an inversion ankle sprain, for example, results in a reduction of proprioceptive function that may lead to future reinjuries. 3 One suggested palliative method to supplement a deficit in proprioceptive function at the ankle is the use of external support such as taping and braces.47 The tape or brace is believed to provide increased mechanical support as well as increased proprioception.
Simoneau, Guy G.; Degner, Rebecca M.; Kramper, Cindi A.; and Kittleson, Kent H., "Changes in Ankle Joint Proprioception Resulting From Strips of Athletic Tape Applied Over the Skin" (1997). Physical Therapy Faculty Research and Publications. 21.