Check Up from the Neck Up
Insights and perspectives on injury prevention, rehabilitation, health and fitness
While this may seem obvious given the media attention, many people remain unaware that small repetitive brain injuries can cause long-term damage. It has been well documented that continuous sub-concussive level impacts have resulted in long-term neurological deficits that manifest themselves during the playing time or after the athlete has retired from the sport. These impacts can easily reduce the threshold of temporary and/or permanent brain injuries (The Forensic Examiner, Spring 2011).
According to Ralph Cornwell, Ph.D., the number of serious sports injuries could be reduced or minimized by properly and diligently training the most vulnerable region of an athletes’ body; the neck region.