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Weight Management for Cheerleaders

A Parent’s Guide to Cheerleading Safety

Cheerleading is an intensely physical sport that includes fast paced floor routines, pyramid-building, lifting, tossing and being tossed. With the rise in youth cheerleading participation, the number of cheerleaders at risk for injury is also rising. Following are three of the most common cheerleading injuries. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the […]

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Cheerleading Safety - Knees and Ankles

Cheerleading Ligament, Muscle and Tissue Injuries in the Ankle and Knee

In the United States, cheerleaders range in age from 6 through adulthood. However, no matter what the age or physical condition of the athlete, ligament, muscle and tissue injuries can occur during an awkward jump or stunt landing. Ankle injuries The most common injury in sports is a lateral ankle sprain. This injury occurs in […]

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Repeated Hyperextension Causes Back Pain in Cheerleaders

Cheerleading puts a lot of demand on a young athlete’s back due to repetitive maneuvers that require hyperextension of the back (such as back walkovers or back bends). Hyperextension occurs when joints, tendons or muscles are extended beyond their normal limit or range. Some injuries due to hyperextension of the back occur suddenly, and are commonly […]

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Shoulder and Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

When to Seek Medical Care for Young Athletes With Joint Injuries

Shoulder Injuries Shoulder injuries are common injuries in hockey. They most often are caused by the collision that is forced when one player drives another into thee boards or ice. Different types of injuries may occur. When to seek immediate medical care The following symptoms indicate a serious joint abnormality that requires immediate treatment or […]

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