Cheerleading is the most popular female sport. Unfortunately, it also ranks as second highest in the nation for severe injuries in sports, with only American football surpassing it. In fact, over 65% of all catastrophic injuries in young people happen as a result of cheerleading.
With some of these injuries being even more harmful than football injuries, cheerleading is the most dangerous sport for women. With many potential injuries—some of them life-threatening—that can happen during cheerleading, it’s important to know what you can do to help prevent these injuries and practice this sport safely.
Here’s how you can avoid cheerleading injuries during this sport season with a healthy spine!