Cheerleading stunts can be absolutely spectacular for their intricacy and athleticism, and cheerleading stunt injuries can be just as spectacular.
It's a shame that cheerleading is often overlooked as a legitimate sport by scholastic organizations. The athleticism required for competition level cheerleading is on par with any other scholastic sport, and unfortunately, so are the injuries.
Have you or your child experienced a cheer injury? Share the experience of your injury and treatment below.
StuntsThe more impressive the stunt, the more impressive the injury. Cheerleaders have the potential for falls from heights of more than 10 feet. Although not fatal in most cases, falls from that high have plenty of potential to cause injuries. The best prevention is to practice and perform only on cushioned surfaces, and to use proper technique.
Common cheerleading injuries: