Cheerleading doesn’t seem like an activity that would lead to a high number of injuries, but that’s actually untrue. A significant number of cheerleaders are injured every year. These injuries can be prevented by following new guidelines set out by the AAP.
Cheerleaders are expected fixtures at football games, basketball games, pep rallies and more. However, this once rather innocent activity has been transformed in recent years. It’s no longer just the process of leading spectators to cheer for the home team. Cheerleaders today are competitive athletes. As such, they can be the victim of injuries just like any other athlete. However, thanks to new AAP guidelines, many of these injuries can be prevented.