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Memorial Healthcare System Community Calendar

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Lower Extremity Injury Prevention Update: For the Competitive Cheerleader

Cheering is more popular than ever, with more than 500,000 high school girls either cheerleading at sports events or on competitive cheer teams. Unfortunately, it is also more dangerous; cheering accounts for two-thirds of catastrophic injuries among high school female athletes. Cheerleaders, some as young as 6 or 7, are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries. Most of these injuries, especially to the lower extremities, can be prevented.

Presented by the U18 Sports Medicine Rehabilitation staff, local cheerleading coaches are invited to attend an information session on managing and preventing common foot, ankle and knee injuries affecting cheerleaders. Coaches may choose from the 9am session or 11am session.

Whitney Chambers, PT, DPT, OCS, U18 Sports and Orthopaedics Specialist.
Marcos Davy, PT, DPT, CSCS, U18 Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Course is free. Complimentary continental breakfast will be provided at each session.

Time: 9–10:30am and 11am–12:30pm

Fee: Free

Phone: 954-575-8941

U18 Sports Medicine
Rehabilitation Gym
5830 Coral Ridge Drive, Suite 207
Coral Springs, Florida 33076

Please RSVP for your preferred session by May 22 to Tony Milian, Director of U18 Sports Medicine,
at 954-575-8941 or AMilian@mhs.net.