STOP Sports Injuries tweetchat: Cheerleading and gymnastics injuries

I helped to moderate a STOP Sports Injuries tweetchat December 5, 2012. We discussed cheerleading and gymnastics injuries and welcomed healthcare professionals, parents, and coaches from all over the country. The post below is a summary of that discussion.

For those of you unfamiliar with tweetchats, people answer questions posed by the moderator and comment on other tweets using the hashtag specified – in this case #SportsSafety. It often starts slowly, but it can become difficult to follow when many people get involved and respond to many different questions and comments. If you enjoy fast-paced discussions about important sports medicine topics, join us for future STOP Sports Injuries tweetchats. The next STOP Sports Injuries tweet chat will take place on Wednesday, January 16 at 9 PM ET. Remember the hashtag #SportsSafety to follow and join!

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We would also like to welcome back @DrDavidGeier from @MUSChealth who is joining us on tonight’s chat! #SportsSafety

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
@SportsSafety @MUSChealth Glad to be here! Looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts! #SportsSafety

AACCA ‏@AACCA
@SportsSafety Looking forward to the discussion! #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
With that let’s begin! Q1: What are some common injuries affecting athletes involved with #cheerleading and #gymnastics? #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@SportsSafety Q1: AAP says sprains and strains are common. Lots of little things, but those can add up to bigger problems.. #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
With that let’s begin! Q1: What are some common injuries affecting athletes involved with #cheerleading and #gymnastics? #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
Glad to have you! RT @AACCA @SportsSafety Looking forward to the discussion! #SportsSafety

AACCA ‏@AACCA
@SportsSafety Q1: Most common are ankles, knees and wrists, which is why a stretching and conditioning program is key. #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
RT @AACCA Q1: Most common are ankles, knees and wrists, which is why a stretching and conditioning program is key. #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@SportsSafety Gymnastics has a lot of overuse injuries involved including spondys, MTSS, and stress fx. Plus eating disorders. #SportsSafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
Q1: I see a lot of lower extremity in fem. gymnasts & male gymnast more upper body injuries. #sportssafety

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
A1: I see a variety. Some are traumatic, like ankle sprains & ACLs. Some are overuse injuries that have developed over time. #SportsSafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
Q1: From my experience as a gymnast and college cheerleader, my main issues were overuse… wrist, ankle, back. #SportsSafety

Cheerleaders on sidelinesKristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
Q1: Cheer injuries, seeing a lot of head injuries. But also increase in shoulder injuries. Lack of strength & conditioning #sportssafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
RT @kmessina15 Q1: I see a lot of lower extremity in fem. gymnasts & male gymnast more upper body injuries. #sportssafety

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
@mnhopper1s @SportsSafety Agree Mike. And many upper extremity overuse injuries – wrist, elbow #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@SportsSafety Gymnastics has a lot of overuse injuries involved including spondys, MTSS, and stress fx. Plus eating disorders. #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
A1: Most interesting I’ve seen was peroneal tendon partial tear in a cheerleader this fall.. tumbling. #SportsSafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@mnhopper1s I expected to see more overuse in gym/cheer but seen a lot more acute injuries this last year. #sportssafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@SportsSafety Gymnastics has a lot of overuse injuries involved including spondys, MTSS, and stress fx. Plus eating disorders. #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@kmessina15 Still mindset that only FB needs weights. Totally wrong. Every Athlete needs S&C. #SportsSafety. Cheerleaders included!

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
Q1: Cheer injuries, seeing a lot of head injuries. But also increase in shoulder injuries. Lack of strength & conditioning #sportssafety

PARTYProgramWindsor ‏@PARTY_Windsor
@SportsSafety Q1 Any idea on head injury numbers? #SportsSafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@mnhopper1s I agree. Cheer coach agrees to, I was able to put together a weekly workout for them to help with S&C #sportssafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@kmessina15 Still mindset that only FB needs weights. Totally wrong. Every Athlete needs S&C. #SportsSafety. Cheerleaders included!

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
Q1: Overuse more challenging for parents, coaches, and athletes – knowing when to tough it out and when it’s a problem #sportssafety

PARTYProgramWindsor ‏@PARTY_Windsor
@kmessina15 Wow, agreed #TooMuch Any standardized ways of tracking injury in these sports? @SportsSafety #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@kmessina15 @PARTY_Windsor yikes! #sportssafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@PARTY_Windsor dont know overall. I have had 12 total between cheer/gym since Sept. #toomuch #sportssafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
AGREE RT Q1: Overuse more challenging for parents, coaches, and athletes – knowing when to tough it out and when its a problem #sportssafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
Idea on numbers in #cheerleading @AACCA? RT @PARTY_Windsor @SportsSafety Q1 Any idea on head injury numbers? #SportsSafety

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
@HChamblissPhD Heather were your coaches more receptive to rest and injury prevention exercises the further you advanced? #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
#SportsSafety RT @AACCA ER visits show similar to other sports, approx 4.5% of visits. #’s in HS should decrease after 2012-13 rule change.

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@HChamblissPhD Don’t Follow.. Tumbling is a part of #cheerleading, right? Seems to me that’s like tackling and football.. #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
Quite a range of injuries in #gymnastics and #cheerleading addressed with that first question. #SportsSafety

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
@HChamblissPhD I agree that there seems to be much more pressure on competitive gymnasts to compete through pain #SportsSafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
@DrDavidGeier Cheerleading yes. Gymnastics not as much. Gymnasts expected to deal with pain. Need medical “permission” to rest.

Cheerleader pyramidSTOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
Brings us to Q2: Why are sports like these not always recognized as such? Does it make injuries more likely? #SportsSafety

Brad Morgan MEd AT ‏@PirateATC
#SportsSafety The other part of tracking cheer injuries needs to be differentiating which injuries come from squads that perform high risk.

Brad Morgan MEd AT ‏@PirateATC
#SportsSafety maneuvers vs. the cheer squads that don’t. A significant injury from my cheer squads would be rare since they do no stunts.

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@SportsSafety Too many comparisons to FB. As addressed in @DrDavidGeier ‘s radio show this week.. #AT4ALL #sportssafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@SportsSafety This means that sports are seen as “safe” bc not same numbers as FB.. #SportsSafety

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
A2: #Cheerleading #gymnastics require tremendous athletic ability. But not always perceived to be athletes, at risk for injury #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
RT @mnhopper1s @SportsSafety Too many comparisons to FB. As addressed in @DrDavidGeier ‘s radio show this week.. #AT4ALL #sportssafety

Varsity ‏@VarsityUpdates
Recent cheerleading safety studies show cheer injury rates low, major injuries drastically reduced http://www.cheersafety.org/2012/10/recent-cheerleading-safety-studies-show-cheer-injury-rates-low-major-injuries-drastically-reduced.html … #SportsSafety

The Smartest Team ‏@TheSmartestTeam
@AACCA @sportssafety see our trailer. HS senior had fb concussions so he stopped to cheer. Little did he know. #SportsSafety

AACCA ‏@AACCA
@SportsSafety ER visits show similar to other sports, approx 4.5% of visits. #’s in HS should decrease after 2012-13 rule change.

PARTYProgramWindsor ‏@PARTY_Windsor
Anyone using this: http://www.playsafeinitiative.ca/play-safe-app.html … @_playsafe Might be applicable to cheer and gymnastics? #SportsSafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@SportsSafety A2 cheer always trying to prove themselves to b a “sport” performing high risk stunts, tumbling combos etc #sportssafety

Brad Morgan MEd AT ‏@PirateATC
#SportsSafety The injury would likely be non-cheer related and be a result of some 2° reason. However it gets counted as a cheer injury.

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
RT @mnhopper1s @SportsSafety Too many comparisons to FB. As addressed in @DrDavidGeier s radio show this week.. #AT4ALL #sportssafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
RT @kmessina15 A2 cheer always trying to prove themselves to b a “sport” performing high risk stunts, tumbling combos etc #sportssafety

The Smartest Team ‏@TheSmartestTeam
@mnhopper1s no kidding huh. Long story short is he could’ve stayed with fb. #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@TheSmartestTeam Shocked me to see him tumble as he talked about concussion problems. #SportsSafety

The Smartest Team ‏@TheSmartestTeam
@mnhopper1s @hchamblissphd see our trailer for a HS football player who had to give up fb. Now cheers. Not much safer. #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@HChamblissPhD Don’t Follow.. Tumbling is a part of #cheerleading, right? Seems to me that’s like tackling and football.. #SportsSafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
A2: We had zero AT support in college cheerleading in my day. I wonder how much has changed? #SportsSafety

Gymnast landing in physical therapyElite Injury Mgmt ‏@EliteInjuryMgmt
They might not be more prone to injury by not being a sport, but less access to knowledge about injuries and treatment #sportssafety

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
A2: Consistent presence of ATC, safe practice facilities, education of coaches, parents, athletes about injuries are important #SportsSafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
A2: From my observation, youth competitive cheer not designed around sport concept. Parents not informed, coaches not trained. #SportsSafety

AACCA ‏@AACCA
Q2: That depends on the perception from the administration. Need to take a hands on approach, recognize cheer as athletic. #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
Better today? RT @HChamblissPhD A2: We had zero AT support in college cheerleading in my day. I wonder how much has changed? #SportsSafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@HChamblissPhD We were available for cheer in college, but they didn’t do many high risk activities etc. #sportssafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@HChamblissPhD At SEMO they had access to ATR just like any athlete. #SportsSafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
A2: We had zero AT support in college cheerleading in my day. I wonder how much has changed? #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@kmessina15 @DrDavidGeier Had nurse/coach pick up cheerleader after potential cspine injury and then got AT help… #SportsSafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@DrDavidGeier Agreed. Too often injuries in cheer during stunts tumbling not using mats or spotters. #notsmart #sportssafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@kmessina15 @DrDavidGeier Had nurse/coach pick up cheerleader after potential cspine injury and then got AT help… #SportsSafety

AACCA ‏@AACCA
@HChamblissPhD I think you’ll find it’s better today, but can always improve. AT resources are low across the sports field. #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
#SportsSafety RT @UCAscottyB Many times coaches aren’t full time or paid. Usually means they are under-qualified & don’t know progressions

PARTYProgramWindsor ‏@PARTY_Windsor
Injury prevention is the key: http://m.injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/18/6/377 … What is being done/trends for these sports? #SportsSafety

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
@HChamblissPhD Agree but I do think the education is slowly improving #SportsSafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
A2: From my observation, youth competitive cheer not designed around sport concept. Parents not informed, coaches not trained. #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
Some great responses to Q2 so far…a quick reminder to remember the #SportsSafety tag to appear in the stream from tonight. Thanks!

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@AACCA thats our problem. Not recognized in athletics hard to enforce basic injury management programs. #sportssafety

AACCA ‏@AACCA
Q2: That depends on the perception from the administration. Need to take a hands on approach, recognize cheer as athletic. #SportsSafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@mnhopper1s we r taking it to the AD & sch. board for more ATs. Using injuries, ath. #s & increasing quality of care as push. #sportssafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@DrDavidGeier Absolutely! And school boards. Had parent tell me the other day what she’d choose b/t PT clinic or AT at school. #SportsSafety

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
@UCAscottyB @mnhopper1s @AACCA @HChamblissPhD Maybe the ATC message then needs to be directed to schools’ athletic directors? #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@UCAscottyB @AACCA That’s all my coach asked for recently. Hard bc they practice at Jr High and I’m at HS across town #sportsafety

Scott Borgmier ‏@UCAscottyB
@mnhopper1s @aacca @hchamblissphd and many times cheer squads only get a box of tape from those that exist #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@AACCA @HChamblissPhD ~42% of a high schools have an athletic trainer! #SportsSafety #AT4ALL AWFUL

AACCA ‏@AACCA
@HChamblissPhD I think you’ll find it’s better today, but can always improve. AT resources are low across the sports field. #SportsSafety

AACCA ‏@AACCA
A2: USA Cheer’s “Keep it Safe” campaign addresses role of school, parents, etc. in cheer safety. http://usacheer.net/Content.aspx/Keep_It_Safe.xml … #SportsSafety

Scott Borgmier ‏@UCAscottyB
@mnhopper1s @aacca definitely. More resources need to be dedicated to the cheer programs at the schools to allow for facilities, etc

Scott Borgmier ‏@UCAscottyB
@mnhopper1s @aacca @hchamblissphd and many times cheer squads only get a box of tape from those that exist #SportsSafety

Scott Borgmier ‏@UCAscottyB
@PirateATC @sportssafety everytime. Happens in HS and College levels. #SportsSafety

Brad Morgan MEd AT ‏@PirateATC
@SportsSafety @ucascottyb That assures poorly trained coaches.

United Spirit Athl ‏@UnitedSpiritAth
#SportsSafety basic conditioning programs can be intro’d for free to reduce injury rates

PARTYProgramWindsor ‏@PARTY_Windsor
MT @AACCA A2: USA Cheer’s “Keep it Safe” campaign addresses role of school, parents,. in cheer safety. http://usacheer.net/Content.aspx/Keep_It_Safe.xml … … #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@DrDavidGeier Doesn’t matter. FB doesn’t have AT access simply b/c it’s a sport… #SportsSafety #AT4ALL

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
@EliteInjuryMgmt I’ve debated “sport” designation. If ATC access, safe facilites available, not sure calling it sport matters #SportsSafety

Elite Injury Mgmt ‏@EliteInjuryMgmt
They might not be more prone to injury by not being a sport, but less access to knowledge about injuries and treatment #sportssafety

CheerleadingSTOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
Thanks again everyone. For Q3: How can parents and coaches help address injuries, keep athletes safe in these sports? #SportsSafety

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
@EliteInjuryMgmt I’ve debated “sport” designation. If ATC access, safe facilites available, not sure calling it sport matters #SportsSafety

Elite Injury Mgmt ‏@EliteInjuryMgmt
They might not be more prone to injury by not being a sport, but less access to knowledge about injuries and treatment #sportssafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@SportsSafety Q3 Recognition. Must understand injuries DO occur. #SportsSafety #AT4ALL

AACCA ‏@AACCA
A3: 1) Follow proper skill progressions, 2) Don’t push too fast 3) Repetition, 4) Repeat. #SportsSafety

Brad Morgan MEd AT ‏@PirateATC
#SportsSafety Q3: Not to be too funny, but too often I find myself wishing cheer parents were a little less involved.

David Webb ‏@trainerwebby
#SportsSafety preseason meetings and open lines of contact. A3

AACCA ‏@AACCA
A2: Be knowledgeable about TBI. http://NFHSLearn.com and CDC have great and free concussion courses. #SportsSafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
A3: Parents need to know what to look for… in a gym and in a coach. Watch practice, talk to your child, learn the sport. #SportsSafety

PARTYProgramWindsor ‏@PARTY_Windsor
Q3 Great info on concussion in sport and guidelines on when to return to play: http://www.thinkfirst.ca/programs/concussion.aspx … #SportsSafety

Brad Morgan MEd AT ‏@PirateATC
#SportsSafety Q3: But seriously, it is more about redirecting parents’ energies towards more constructive activities like education.

AACCA ‏@AACCA
A2: Teach athletes and parents about TBI and follow the RTP guidelines developed by AACCA at http://aacca.org/concussions . #SportsSafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@SportsSafety A3: Coaches need to stay within scope of talent, injuries happen when doing more than capable of. #sportssafety

United Spirit Athl ‏@UnitedSpiritAth
#SportsSafety 1-mental and physical preparation is important. 2-Understanding the mechanics of skills to avoid injury 3-knowing limitations

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
Yes! RT @ucascottyb: RT @AACCA: A3: 1) Follow proper skill progressions, 2) Don’t push too fast 3) Repetition, 4) Repeat. #SportsSafety

Jen Botchie Deinlein ‏@groovypq
RT @aacca: A3: 1) Follow proper skill progressions, 2) Don’t push too fast 3) Repetition, 4) Repeat. #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
RT @trainerwebby #SportsSafety preseason meetings and open lines of contact. A3

Luke Wilson ‏@lukewilson21
@SportsSafety they should know their limits and know when to ask for help from pro’s #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
RT @AACCA A3: 1) Follow proper skill progressions, 2) Don’t push too fast 3) Repetition, 4) Repeat. #SportsSafety

Cheerleaders performing at football gameUnited Spirit Athl ‏@UnitedSpiritAth
#SportsSafety parents and programs should educ selves on technique, progressions, proper conditioning

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@mnhopper1s you think you can handle Texas HS fball?! Had a fball coach tell me no need for a warm up.. They do with movement of the lift!

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@kmessina15 You got it! Sounds like a deal to me 😉

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@mnhopper1s haha ok! you have to teach SM though! 🙂 #sportssafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@kmessina15 Hurry up and add more.. And hire me! 😉 #SportsSafety #AT4ALL

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@mnhopper1s we r taking it to the AD & sch. board for more ATs. Using injuries, ath. #s & increasing quality of care as push. #sportssafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
RT @lukewilson21 @SportsSafety they should know their limits and know when to ask for help from pro’s #SportsSafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
A3: Common sense can go a long way. I am amazed by all the exposed concrete I see in cheer and gymnastics facilities. #SportsSafety

MomsTEAM ‏@momsTEAM
A3. Mandate all coaches pass certification in the sport they teach/coach with yearly refreshers #SportsSafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
yes, agree! RT @momsTEAM: A3. Mandate all coaches pass certification in the sport they teach/coach with yearly refreshers #sportssafety

Scott Borgmier ‏@UCAscottyB
@DrDavidGeier @hchamblissphd the incorporation of @aacca and the NFHS have reduced inj. #’s due to athlete knowledge of safety #sportsafety

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
@HChamblissPhD Or wet surfaces in the case of cheerleading at football games #SportsSafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
A3: Common sense can go a long way. I am amazed by all the exposed concrete I see in cheer and gymnastics facilities. #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
RT @momsTEAM A3. Mandate all coaches pass certification in the sport they teach/coach with yearly refreshers #SportsSafety

David Webb ‏@trainerwebby
#SportsSafety A3. I am working on package for cheer tryouts in May. Plus contact numbers when I am “enjoying” spring HSFB.

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@HChamblissPhD Not just cheer. wrestling room originally did not have padding on walls.. Small room where they wrestle on edge #SportsSafety

All Around Panthers ‏@A2P_AllStars
“@kmessina15: @SportsSafety A3: Coaches need to stay within scope of talent, injuries happen when doing more than capable of. #sportssafety”

United Spirit Athl ‏@UnitedSpiritAth
#SportsSafety many educ resources for coaches and parents- Aacca online for all, Usasf for rec and all star and nfhs for school. OR ALL!

PARTYProgramWindsor ‏@PARTY_Windsor
@SportsSafety A3: Standardized research based injury prevention ed/certification for coaches/trainers. A goal for ALL sport? #SportsSafety

AACCA ‏@AACCA
@kmessina15 let’s chat later and discuss solutions! email jimlord@aacca.org pls #SportsSafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@AACCA Good to know! Doesn’t seem to be followed at our HS. Cheer has topped our injury chart this year. #sportssafety

AACCA ‏@AACCA
@kmessina15 @SportsSafety That exists for club (All Star) cheer, just like for gymnastics. Check out http://usasf.net #sportssafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
@kmessina15 @SportsSafety There is MUCH more regulation over competitive gymnastics with one governing body. Not the case for cheer.

Scott Borgmier ‏@UCAscottyB
@kmessina15 @sportssafety there are progressions of skills based on strength & technique. Coaches and athletes don’t always follow thru

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@SportsSafety I think gymnastics has a great progression with actual different levels of talent, should look into for cheer! #sportssafety

United Spirit Athl ‏@UnitedSpiritAth
#SportsSafety @HC Agree! Grounding is not always a solution

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
Before we wrap up tonight, Q4: Any resources you would like to share for young cheerleaders and gymnasts? #SportsSafety

Kristi Messina ‏@kmessina15
@AACCA will do! Appreciate it!!!! Email you ASAP!

Varsity ‏@VarsityUpdates
Stay up to date w/ Cheerleading Safety from @AACCA – Solutions to address risks involved in cheerleading http://www.cheersafety.org #SportsSafety

Mike Hopper ‏@mnhopper1s
@SportsSafety S/O for @DrDavidGeier ‘s series on cheerleading on his website! #SportsSafety http://www.drdavidgeier.com

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
@mnhopper1s @SportsSafety Thanks Mike! #SportsSafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
A3: “Grounding” cheerleaders not the solution. Accidents happen in sport. Just thought that I’d throw that out there. #SportsSafety #typofix

David Webb ‏@trainerwebby
#SportsSafety A4. Any dynamic functional resistance training program with CSCS to balance flexibility levels through body

AACCA ‏@AACCA
A4: Several! http://aacca.org http://usasf.net http://nfhslearn.com http://cheerrules.com #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
RT @mnhopper1s @SportsSafety S/O for @DrDavidGeier ‘s series on cheerleading on his website! #SportsSafety http://www.drdavidgeier.com

Dr. David Geier ‏@DrDavidGeier
@VarsityUpdates Agree that @AACCA has some terrific information for parents, coaches, & athletes #SportsSafety

Varsity ‏@VarsityUpdates
Stay up to date w/ Cheerleading Safety from @AACCA – Solutions to address risks involved in cheerleading http://www.cheersafety.org #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
RT @AACCA A4: Several! http://aacca.org http://usasf.net http://nfhslearn.com http://cheerrules.com #SportsSafety

AACCA ‏@AACCA
@SportsSafety Thanks for the conversation! Keep up the good work and thanks for including #cheer #SportsSafety

PARTYProgramWindsor ‏@PARTY_Windsor
@SportsSafety A4: Concussion guidelines/resources http://www.thinkfirst.ca/programs/concussion_resources.aspx … for injury/return to play #SportsSafety

STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
@AACCA Thanks for some great info tonight! Hoping to bring #cheer back into the conversation in future chats. #SportsSafety

Heather Chambliss ‏@HChamblissPhD
A4: I’d like resources on helping very young athletes through injury (describing/managing pain/fear). Much more challenging. #SportsSafety

United Spirit Athl ‏@UnitedSpiritAth
#SportsSafety Q4: athletes and parents should research resources for validity. Just cuz it can be done doesn’t mean it should

jb humphrey ‏@PT_ATC_CSCS
MT @trainerwebby: #SportsSafety A4. dynamic functional resistance training with CSCS to balance flexibility and work explosive power safely

STOP Sports InjuriesSTOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
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STOP Sports Injuries ‏@SportsSafety
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