Jive causes whiplash injury for Denise

It's a novel way to suffer whiplash injury as there wasn't a car accident in sight, and Strictly Come Dancing's Denise Van Outen probably won't be making a personal injury claim for her neck problems, but she is the latest of the contestants and the professional dancers to suffer injury.

Yes, Ms Van Outen was the first contestant to be injured during rehearsals for the show as she suffered whiplash while practising the jive with partner James Jordan.

She was reported to have worn a neck brace for much of Friday and received physiotherapy treatment, and is also pictured applying a hot compress to her neck.

A dance expert from Wolverhampton University, Professor Mathew Wynon, blamed the show's routines for requiring the female celebrity dancers to perform moves which their bodies were not yet able to cope with.

He suggested that the amateur dancers had not yet built up the muscles to support moves which need the "upper body and head poised slightly to back".

Adding, "While dancing, some female dancers are unable to maintain this position, which causes them to have a hyperextension neck injury. This is especially true in dances where the dancers are moving quickly, such as the Jive.

 

 

 
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