Ashley Westwood Burnley FC Ankle Fracture - Best Ankle Support For Pool Rehabilitation
Updated: Jul 31, 2022
Ashley Westwood fractured and dislocated his ankle at West Ham in April 2022. Interim boss Mike Jackson provided an update on the Burnley man.
"The midfielder faces an extended period on the sidelines having been stretchered off at the London Stadium after a lengthy on-pitch delay. He required oxygen on the pitch and was taken straight to the hospital. He has since been recovering from home but underwent surgery on his ankle."
How To Increase Support & Protection For Pool Rehabilitation Of An Ankle Fracture
Ashley's Westwood has been using Empowerband during his rehabilitation - an ankle brace specially designed for the rehabilitation of ankle injuries in football. Made from a high-quality A40 silicone Empowerband provides dynamic waterproof bracing that increases support protection & compression but does not lose efficiency when submerged.
The Problems With Traditional Tapes & Braces
Traditional taping is not water-resistant, losing its efficiency when submerged. Fabric and neoprene braces also lose a degree of their support & compression effectiveness when they become saturated in the water. While on holiday or at home in the case of Ashley Westwood a physio is also not on hand to tape the ankle so Empowerband has provided easy-to-fit and adjustable support for Ashley to use in the pool while working on his rehabilitation.
Benefits of Empowerband For Pool Rehabilitation
Water resistant brace no over-stretching maintains support efficiency
Provides dynamic support for controlled movement aiding rehabilitation
Increases support protection & compression to prevent injury
Visible aid to others in the pool
Velcro strap allows the player to easily apply and adjust the support themselves
Comfortable and light-weight