Updated: Jan 8
Developed by physios Empowerband provides ankle support specifically designed to aid the rehabilitation of ankle injuries in football - 4 key benefits are;
Speeds Your Recovery After Injury Empowerband works like an elastic spring as you move building power strength stability back to your ankle, aiding your rehabilitation back to full fitness
Boosts Your Performance As You Play Be lighter faster stronger as you play. Empowerbands elastic spring boosts power strength speed back to your movement after an injury
Protects Your Ankle Against injury Strengthens your ankle to prevent injury while over boot design increases support and protection to your ankle
Lighter & More Comfortable The overboot design eliminates the bulk and discomfort of traditional tape & braces that slow you down as you play
Empowerband Is The Only Ankle Support Specifically Designed For Football
Football is a demanding game, the high forces and quick changes of direction put stress on all areas of the body particularly ankles which lead to it being the most common of injuries in football. Modern football boots have also become paper-thin for performance purposes and offer less protection to players and which have led to high profile injuries.
As a footballer who has suffered an injury you want to get back to playing as fast as possible, you want peace of mind that your ankle is protected reducing the risk of re-injury and you want to regain your performance level that was lost. Empowerband has been developed over 4 years in conjunction with Northumbria, Teeside Universities, and Footballs top Physiotherapists. Specifically engineered for Football to improve the rehabilitation process of ankle injuries, reducing the risk of injury, speeding recovery & improving performance
Three problems with traditional supports, braces, and taping
There is an abundance of ankle supports braces and tape available on the market but how many are created specifically for football? and what are the 3 main problems?
1. Any player who has worn any traditional supports, strapping, or tape under there sock will know they are uncomfortable and bulky, as a player you want to be light, fast, and agile and not be weighed down by clunky ankle support.
2. Taping requires a physio to fit correctly which not every player has access to especially at the grassroots level. Taping which many players don't know loses 80% of its support efficiency within 20 minutes so becomes ineffective very quickly.
3. All supports and braces are designed to various degrees to limit the range of motion of the ankle to prevent overstretching and rolling of the ankle. Tape and lace braces are designed to limit the range of ankle motion the most, but then prevent the active use of the ankle ligaments and tendons which slows rehabilitation, weakening your ankle in time, and leads to a dependency on support. This also in football puts you at a disadvantage as you need a natural range of motion to control the ball so it can have an impact on your performance. Your neoprene and compression ankle sleeves provide proprioception qualities but won't limit the range of motion at all and leave players open to re-injury.
The solution; A revolutionary interlocking design to solve these 3 problems
1. The Empowerband is the best Football ankle support and has a revolutionary over boot design that eliminates the bulk and discomfort of tape and strappings that distract you from playing, the feeling of being lighter faster, and more agile as you move is a huge advantage in football both physically and mentally.
2. Re-usable, adjustable, and efficient. Empowerbands interlocking design combined with its material properties maintains 100% support efficiency and interconnects your boot and ankle which increases proprioception levels and speeds reaction to instability reducing the risk of ankle roll providing players the best ankle support for Football.
3. The interlocking design also provides controlled movement of the ankle joint a balance between locked support and compression supports to maximize stability and prevent injury while allowing movement to promote stimulus to ligaments and tendons to re-strengthen them as you move.
Reflex Technology speeds recovery and boosts performance
The biggest advantage the Empowerband Football ankle support has that no other support can give is the elastic spring that it provides as you move, a clever combination of design and materials provide the right tensile strength to mimic your ankle ligaments and tendons as you move which are themselves like elastic bands. When you injure your ankle these ligaments can be overstretched or tear and when repair the elasticity is lost and takes time to re-build. The Empowerband Football ankle support brings this elasticity, strength, and power back to your ankle as you move to boost performance, speed of movement, regaining stability, and confidence as you move. It also helps reduces ankle fatigue as you play which helps reduce the risk of re-injury as studies have shown you become more susceptible to injury when fatigued. This also relieves pain and reduces swelling and stiffness during and after exercise. Reflex technology actively promotes the use of your ankle ligaments and tendons as you move to help re-build strength to them and transition to a full recovery and a non-dependency on support.
With 4 years of research, design, and testing Empowerband provides the best ankle support for Football
Over 4 years of development trials and testing have gone into creating the Empowerband Football ankle support 500 shape and combinations of silicone, urethane, and fabrics have been tested to create the right tensile strength to the ankle and maximize the effectiveness of Empowerband. Here are the key features that make Emwerband the best ankle support for Football.
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Recommended by professionals Empowerband is the best ankle support for football
From grassroots to professionals players have benefited from using Empowerband in their recovery.