Realistic: Wrap It Up 



When an injury takes place, it is important to immobilize it, or keep it stillAn elastic bandage wrapped firmly around an injury can help minimize swelling and reduce the pain.  


During a training session, Maggie, a pole vaulter, landed awkwardly on the pad and twisted her wrist. Due to her injury, she has come to visit you at the training room to have her wrist wrapped.  

TASK- The “Doers 

Complete the following steps to take on the role of an Athletic Trainer.  (Click instructional video Link in #1 after reading instructions) 

  1. Wash your hands or sanitize.  Then, click the link INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO to watch and learn how to best wrap Maggie’s wrist.  
  2. Take an ace bandage and practice with a partner just like the video showed you. 
  3. As the injured athlete with the wrapped wrist, move your wrist up and down to feel the tightness provided by the bandage.  Is the bandage too loose, too tight, or just right?  Provide feedback to the athletic trainer. 
  4. Switch roles with your partner. Practice a few times to get it right.

HINTSome athletic trainers find it easier to leave the wrap in a roll as they apply it, rather than unraveling the entire bandage. 


In your notebook, reflect upon what you enjoy or do not enjoy about hands-on activities.  


Roll up the bandage and place it back where it goes.   



VIDEO: Athletic Trainer