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Basketball: Know What to Do When Your Athlete Has an Ankle or Knee Injury

According to the National Athletic Trainers Association, ankle/foot injuries are received by approximately 35% of high school basketball players and knee injuries by approximately 11%. Following are some tips on what to know if your child has an ankle or knee injury. Ankle Injuries Ankle sprains are the most common basketball injury and often occur as […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Basketball Safety

Basketball is the sport of choice for millions of children. Fifteen percent (in the 5-15 age range) encounter a sport-related injury or health risk. Following are the most common basketball injuries and health risks requiring treatment. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and promote safety. Asthma Sports requiring continuous […]

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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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