Some Housekeeping and How You Can Increase Your Neck Mobility
Updated: May 5, 2022
Well here we are with a new blog post and some things have changed! First, I am going to try and use our website blog for all future posts. I have added everyone's contact info from Substack so that I just send one email out and it integrates better with our site. We are significantly upgrading our website and bringing the blog here exclusively just makes it easier. We have also made scheduling easier for clients, so if you want to schedule a PT, training, or nutrition appointment that should be simpler. If you have any suggestions about the website, blog, or anything else, please email me at email@example.com. We are trying to build a community and so we want this to be easy and beneficial for all of you! Finally, we have a special secret announcement that is at the end of this post. It may be related to what I talk about in the blog and it may involve free stuff (what a tease). So, let's talk about neck mobility!
Our necks are obviously very important with day-to-day activities. It is one of the most mobile areas of our body and also one of the most injured (similar to the shoulder). Most importantly, it is the main area of the body for controlling what we can see with our eyes. A lot of adaptations we make are to allow for our vision to remain level and intact. If you have one leg that is shorter than the other, your spine will curve the opposite way to allow your eyes to remain level. Think about way back in the day when we were outrunning predators. If our vision was compromised and we misjudged where an attacker was coming from, we died. Because of this, our bodies will do just about anything to maintain stable and effective vision.
Look at the example image above. You can see that there are a lot of twists and turns in that child's body, but the neck remains relatively straight. This creates significant importance for our necks,