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is it good to oin cheer if you have you have spine problems?

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Good morning,

I can answer your question with more questions? What level of cheer do you want to join? Competitive? Recreational? What skills will you need to do?

What spine trouble did you have and do you still have it? What does your physician or therapist say to your question?

Get answer to these questions, and maybe you can answer your own question.

Good luck,
Kathy

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Kathy Tooman PT

Expertise

Analysis of motion. What muscle length, strength, balance, coordination is needed to accomplish drills or skills. What is needed to avoid preventable injuries and to assist in rehab from a physical therapy perspective.

Experience

3o years as a clinical therapist with strong skills in figuring out why or why not an athlete can't accomplish their skills. Many hours with athletes on and off field, specially gymnastics, swimming, tennis, and soccer

Organizations
American Physical Therapy Association American Physical Therapy Association Sports Medicine Section

Publications
HOLD YOUR SHAPE, Childrens Gymnastic Flip Booklet HOLD YOUR SHAPE, Parent & Coach Manual

Education/Credentials
Physical Therapist, graduate of University of Michigan

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