Wry Neck is an acute neck injury, noticed by a sudden onset of sharp neck pain and stiffness, that limits your range of neck movement, and can often feel ‘locked’.
The injury typically occurs after either a prolonged abnormal posture such as sleeping in an unusual position or after a sudden, quick movement of the head.
The main symptoms include limited neck mobility in directions that compresses the facet joints of the spine and muscle spasms of the neck muscle.
Flexibility is something that all dancers spend a lot of time working on, particularly trying to get those flat splits, high kicks and perfect jetes.
However, do you know if what you are doing is actually helping and making a long term difference and are you doing it in an injury-free, safe way?
Calf strengthening is not only a common denominator in alot of lower limb rehabilitation programs, but also plays an important role in lower limb mechanics, as well as a key aspect of injury prevention for certain lower limb injuries.
There are five good reasons why calf strengthening is important.
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