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1,000 Win Coach on Volleyball Ankle Injuries

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2016 12:24:38 PM / by Rick Peters posted in Volleyball, Ultra Zoom, Ankle Injury Prevention

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On September 10, 2016 Assumption (Louisville) girls’ volleyball coach Ron Kordes won the 1,000th match of his career in the semifinals of the Ultra Ankle® Louisville Invitational Volleyball Tournament.

We recently spoke with Coach Kordes, who is also the Club Director of Louisville-based volleyball club KIVA, to congratulate him on his career milestone and also to ask him his professional opinion on ankle injuries and volleyball ankle braces.

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Ultra Zoom’s Custom-Fit Explained

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2016 11:43:38 AM / by Rick Peters posted in Ankle Bracing, Ultra Zoom

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When it comes to product innovation, many times a product cannot advance until new materials or manufacturing methods are invented and/or advanced. This is certainly true for ankle bracing, as the technologies that were developed for the Ultra Zoom® ankle brace from Ultra Ankle® did not exist until they were specifically designed, tested, and proven to help prevent ankle injuries better than any other brace on the market.

The Ultra Zoom® ankle brace from Ultra Ankle® is a one of a kind ankle brace in terms of design and technology due to it’s patented flexible Performathane® soft shell, custom PerformaFit® 3D padding system, and durable hinged-cuff design – three features you will not find on any other brace.

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How Well Do You Know Ankle Bracing?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2016 1:00:00 PM / by Rick Peters posted in Athletic Training, Ankle Bracing, Ultra Zoom

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When I speak to Athletic Trainers about ankle bracing technology I find there is minimal to no education about the subject taught in the curriculum.  Understanding the basics of ankle brace design is paramount for choosing the right brace for the specific ankle condition.  For example, let’s say you have an athlete with a syndesmotic ankle injury – which would be the best stabilizing option for that condition? a) lace-up brace b) tape c) hinged brace d) hinged-cuff brace

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