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Ankle sleeves, lace-up braces may improve neuromuscular control during Drop Vertical Jump test

July 30, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — When using ankle sleeves and lace-up braces, athletes showed improvements in neuromuscular control while performing the Drop Vertical Jump test. Additionally, ankle torque decreased during 45° bounding maneuvers, and no deficits in performance time were observed when compared with control during cutting maneuvers, according to study data presented here.

Researchers chose 10 athletes without musculoskeletal injuries history for inclusion in the study. Athletes had to perform the Drop Vertical Jump test (DVJ), a 45° bound and cutting maneuvers while wearing no brace, and then again while wearing a silicone ankle sleeve (SAS) and a lace-up ankle brace (LAB). DVJ was utilized to determine neuromuscular control, whereas the 45° bound and cutting were utilized to assess athletic performance.

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