Kent`s Story: The very first thing I noticed about the Pro Taco product was its comfort
Kent’s left ankle is chronically unstable, due to repeated ligament tears during competition over the years. As such, he has, at one time or another, worn nearly every iteration of ankle support product on the market. All of these products, in his opinion, are essentially surrogates for taping, which offer the convenience of application/removal and time. And, whether they are a basic figure 8 with a heel lock or a more sophisticated AFO variant, He has always evaluated them by their balance, or imbalance, of comfort, support, and range of motion.
He finally reached Pro Taco Ankle.
The very first thing he said he noticed about the Pro Taco product was its comfort. Like us, he is not an avid sock wearer, but, he describes it as it felt much like an athletic sock. Within minutes, he didn't even remember that I had it on. Which is a good thing in his book. Every other product that he has, restricts any normal inversion-eversion ROM, and affects his gait slightly. Interestingly, he notices this the most on the golf course, where the conventional type of braces limit his ability to properly shift his weight out onto his left foot at follow-through, and thus further limiting his already limited skills.
Here are some of Kent`s words:
“ Pro Taco Ankle is something different. It allows me to move, and shift my weight normally, but activates my proprioceptive responses as soon as I get up to that critical point where inversion seems un-avoidable. Here is how I know. Last weekend I was working on a ladder, doing some painting at my home. I was wearing the Taco. Upon coming down from the ladder, I did the classic plantarflex, weight on the lateral side at the toes, and just as I was about to tip and roll, everything fired. No drama, no rolling around on the ground swearing and holding my ankle, etc. For a set of 50-year-old ankles, that have a lot of hard miles on them, ruptured talo-fib, calcaneo-fib, and medial gastroc, that piece of equipment really showed me something! If it can do that for me, it will certainly help a tremendous number of younger athletes out there. Wish I would have had it 30 years ago.”
About Pro Taco Ankle
The Pro Taco is designed to TRAIN SPECIFIC MUSCLES that keep the ankles stable at work when walking, or during activity. The Pro Taco will provide 9 months of ankle Rehab that fits your lifestyle post-injury, post-op.
Athletic Trainers report athletes’ ankles stay much healthier when training in Pro Taco.You can order the product from here.
- Joanna Ata