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Ultra CTS® Ankle Brace Explained

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2018 8:44:46 AM / by Rick Peters posted in Athletic Training, Ultra CTS, Acute Ankle Injuries

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What is your go-to ankle brace for acute ankle injuries? Don’t have one? It turns out you’re not alone.

When it comes to bracing acute ankle injuries, many AT’s end up using a walking boot because they are lacking a sufficient ankle brace alternative. Seeing this void in the marketplace led the ATs at Ultra Ankle to develop the first ankle brace specifically designed to treat/brace acute ankle injuries – the Ultra CTS (Custom Treatment System).

With the Ultra CTS ankle brace we address the two features needed most when bracing acute ankle injuries – maximum ankle and lower leg stabilization combined with reducing weight bearing pain. 

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Football Ankle Braces Compared

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2017 3:31:49 PM / by Rick Peters posted in Acute Ankle Injuries, Ankle Bracing, Ankle Injury Prevention

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Football ankle sprains are extremely common and are often a reason why players are forced to miss multiple practices and games each season. When it comes to determining the appropriate ankle brace for football players, it’s important to start by evaluating the position you play and then the injury history you have.

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How To Recover From An Ankle Sprain

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2017 3:23:43 PM / by Leann Thibo posted in Acute Ankle Injuries, Ankle Injury Prevention, Mild/Moderate Ankle Injury

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Ankle sprains are one of the most commons injuries seen in athletics. Although preventative exercises can reduce the risk of an ankle sprain, some sprains are inevitable. Below is a list of actions athletes can take after an initial ankle sprain to get back to the competition more quickly.

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From Walking Boot to Winning

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2016 4:39:11 PM / by Rick Peters posted in Athletic Trainers, Ankle Injury Prevention, Acute Ankle Injuries

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A few weeks ago I was watching a press conference with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson who was commenting on how the ankle injury he sustained in the previous game was progressing.  When explaining his ankle situation the day after the injury he said the first thing he did was to take off the walking boot, because “You can’t play in a boot.” 

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