The effects of a single game of rugby on active cervical range of motion.

@article{Lark2009TheEO,
  title={The effects of a single game of rugby on active cervical range of motion.},
  author={Sally D Lark and Peter W. McCarthy},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={491-7}
}
The cumulative effect of playing rugby over many years decreases active cervical range of motion, especially in the forwards. This in itself should influence long-term neck care; however, it leaves the important question of how noticeable the acute effects of active cervical range of motion are following a single game. The active cervical range of motion was measured in 21 elite rugby players (mean age 24.4 +/- 4.3 years; average professional career of 7 +/- 3.4 years) before and after a single… CONTINUE READING

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