The Role of Cervical Musculature and Upper Trapezius Isometric Contractions in the Reduction of Concussions

by P.J. Gardner, MS, ATC, CSCS
NSCA Coach January 2016
Vol 4, Issue 1


The evaluation, treatment, and management of concussions are an ongoing evolution in sports injury management and medicine. Strengthening the neck and shoulder region has been one way of trying to reduce head and neck injuries.

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P.J. Gardner has been the Athletic Trainer and Assistant Strength Coach at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, CO for the past 15 years. He has d ...

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