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Causes Of Cheerleading Injuries

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Over the years cheerleading has transformed from an organized pep club to causing controversy as to whether it is a sport. Despite the view held of cheerleading there is no denying that cheerleaders put their bodies through risky maneuvers that can cause injuries. According to Jacobson, Morawa, and Bir (2012), out of the 4,245 cases of cheerleading accidents 11.6% of them were injuries to the back. Cheerleading has become a high level sport and with an increase in injuries. Although there is research on the most common cheerleading injuries, is little research done on prevention and detection of possible injuries. Strains/sprains are the most common injury sustained by cheerleaders, and the ankles and lower back are injured most often (Shields
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