Advertisement

Why are fewer athletes wearing collars to protect them from neck injuries?

These collars are sometimes called cowboy collars. Some players feel as though wearing a cowboy collar restricts their neck motion and interferes with their ability to play their sport.

(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)

Continue Learning about Sports & Athletic Performance

How will kinesiology tape affect my range of motion?
National Athletic Trainers' AssociationNational Athletic Trainers' Association
Unlike traditional taping methods, kinesiology tape does not restrict range of motion but instea...
More Answers
How can I get stronger so I do not get pushed around the basketball court?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
The type of training that has the biggest influence on your ability to gain and hold your position i...
More Answers
Can I train to improve all my test scores for a sports combine?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
Absolutely! It's about building upon your athletic attributes, improving your technique in each indi...
More Answers
How do I calm my nerves prior to the 40-yard dash at a combine event?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
Performance anxiety is common during combine testing, especially for a test like the 40-yard dash. T...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.