The spine is one of the most common areas for athletic injuries, particularly the cervical spine in the neck.This video discusses some ways to reduce these types of injuries by strengthening the neck and stretching the muscles. Simple neck rolls offer a good way to start warming up the neck before physical activity, as they stretch the muscles and improve range of motion. These movements can be performed with resistance by pushing the hands against the head during the rolls.
For more help preventing injury during athletic activities, consult the sports injury experts of The Orthopedic Clinic Association. Schedule a consultation with TOCA’s sports medicine specialists by visiting our website or calling (602) 639-4027.