The application of tape in sports plays a significant role in today's athletic performance arena. In professional or collegiate sports, the Olympic Games, or local youth league games, a wide array of taping as well as bracing applications are used to enable athletes to enhance their performance, correct minor functional abnormalities, and participate in sports while recovering from injury.

In 1895, what is now known as the closed basket weave was described by V. P. Gibney. This original ankle taping was first known by the name “Gibney boot” and was ...

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