This is a mix between conventional restrictive taping and FFT. This technique offers protection and support to harmful range/s, while offering full range to the unharmed ranges. In the picture shown to the right, full plantar flexion and dorsi flexion are possible however the AFTL is protected whilst standing on the ball of the foot. If the athlete went to take the ankle into a antro-laterial direction ie the damaged range, the joint is prevented from going into this harmful range.
This is used for the sub-acute stage of injury when athletes are returning to training and competition. The principle can be applied to most joints in the body.
The same technique can be employed to assist patients from the general population, the demands required are different, however the benefits remain the same.