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At the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado, we work specifically with young athletes. Our sole focus is to help your child or teen play, excel and enjoy the sports they love, including cheerleading.
At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we recognize that cheerleading has evolved into an activity requiring more athleticism and high-level skills than ever. Gymnastic moves now frequently replace previous cheerleading styles, and the difficulty of stunts has led to an increase in cheerleading-related injuries. That’s why the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Colorado has a special team of experts who specialize in treatment for young and adolescent cheerleaders.
In a recent study, cheerleading was ranked 16th among sports with the highest number of injuries. And unlike other sports, cheerleading is a year-round activity, so cheerleaders are practicing and performing longer without as much of an off-season as other sports.
The most common injuries in cheerleaders include:
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