Flexibility is the ability to move, bend and stretch in a full range of motion. Flexibility increases athletic performance and reduces the risk of muscular strain and injury. Stretching is an example of flexibility exercise.
E Brantley Burns, MD
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What is flexibility?
What does Tom, Dick, And Harry stand for?
Athletic trainers use the mnemonic device "Tom, Dick, And Harry" to remember the location of tissues on the medial side of the ankle, from anterior to posterior. “T” corresponds to tibialis posterior, “D” corresponds to flexor digitorum longus, “A” corresponds to posterior tibial artery, “N” corresponds to tibial nerve, and “H” corresponds to flexor hallucis longus.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Training Education Program.)
Why can blocking with the head in football cause a neck injury?
The neck is slightly bent when a football player leads with the head to block or tackle. In this position, the bones and ligaments cannot absorb as much force. This makes it easier for bone or spinal cord injury to happen.
(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)
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