Cheerleading continues to increase in numbers, and consequently injuries are also on the rise. The injury rate of cheerleading is relatively low, however it does account for around 2/3 of catastrophic injuries in female high school athletes. It is thought that the increase of cheerleading injuries is related to the transition the activity has made from being on the sidelines of football and basketball games into a competitive activity of its own. In just a 13 year period, cheerleading increased in numbers from 600,000 in 1990 to over 3million participants in 2003! Read the rest of this entry »

Til the Last Shot’s Fired

November 11, 2012

On this Veterans’ Day, we must remember those who have given their lives for this great nation. Some of them have been killed, but many others have been wounded. This song debuted a few years ago, but it really is a great song!

Join me this afternoon on the HSBBWeb Radio Show. We’ll be talking baseball injuries, rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning. You can also expect some other related topics to be brought up as well.

You can listen in here. We’ll start around 3PM Central time..

  1. Concussion education and concussion management must begin as early as collision sports begin.
  2. A major factor in orthopedic injury is previous injury.
  3. Emergencies occur at the youth level too!
  4. Proper warm up and cool down are important in the prevention of injury. Read the rest of this entry »
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