Contact Hours4 Hours
Evaluating and Treating Cheerleading Injuries
This course is designed to help rehab professionals understand the unique movement needs for the sport of cheerleading. As the sport has progressed, so have the injuries. Cheerleading is the definition of a team sport. One injury can change an entire cheer routine, and can create significant psychological concerns for the cheerleader. Knowing the right terminology and how each skill is expected to be done will help to gain trust with our clients and provide a framework to develop injury prevention programs. You will learn a movement screen specific to cheer needs and be able to develop a treatment plan to promote a healthy return to cheer. Finally, we’ll discuss a strength and conditioning routine that will help promote injury reduction as well as skill enhancement and a healthy lifestyle.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Define common cheerleading terminology.
- Identify common cheer injuries and mechanism of injury.
- Recognize the psychological concerns of cheerleading as a competitive sport and the psychological effects of an injury.
- Perform an evaluation specific to cheerleading.
- Determine appropriate treatment techniques for the common injuries.
- Prescribe a functional strength and conditioning program specific to cheerleading.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.