Introduction to Cheerleading

Physical Therapy in Staten Island, Manhattan, and New Jersey for Cheerleading

Cheerleading began as a way to promote school unity and rally a team to victory; however, in the 130 years that have followed, cheerleading has developed into a highly skilled and competitive athletic event in its own right.

Modern cheerleading combines elements of gymnastics with tosses, partner stunts and pyramid building to wow the crowd. While these risky athletic elements add excitement and entertainment to cheerleading routines, they also increase the risk of injury. Ligament sprains, muscle strains, fractures, back pain and overuse injuries of the arms are the most common.

Having trouble showing your school spirit because you are in constant pain?  Is your spot in the pyramid at risk because you are sidelined by injury? Working with a Physical Therapist can help you recover from an injury faster and reduce (if not eliminate) your chronic pain. A personalized Physical Therapy routine can also strengthen your body, improve your flexibility and enhance your agility and coordination, helping prevent future injuries. So don't let your cheer disappear with an injury; talk to your Physical Therapist about finding the right techniques and treatments for you.

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T.L.C. Physical Therapy provides services for Physical Therapy in Staten Island, Manhattan, and New Jersey.

  • T.L.C. Staten Island North
    1100 Clove Road Suite GC
    Staten Island, NY 10301
    Phone: (718) 816-6500
    Fax: (718) 816-4677

  • T.L.C. Staten Island South
    236 Richmond Valley Rd
    Suite 16
    Staten Island NY 10309
    Phone: (718) 816-6500
    Fax: (718) 816-4677
  • T.L.C. Manhattan
    20 E. 46th Street 7th Floor
    New York, NY 10017
    Main Phone: (718) 816-6500
    Alt Phone: (212) 758-3939

  • T.L.C. New Jersey
    176 Rt. 9 North Suite 204
    Englishtown, NJ 07726
    Main Phone: (732) 490-7979
    Fax: (718) 816-4677