Simple exercises such as arm and shoulder, or hip and leg extensions with a resistance band, as well as squats to strengthen thigh and leg muscles, might be typical of a rider’s workout.Stretching to loosen the neck and spine before and after an event is also important.
A more severe injury might be a spinal cord injury or concussion. According to historical data from the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), head and neck trauma typcially accounts for 10-29% of reported rodeo injuries, with concussion incidence rates of 3.4 per 1000 competitive exposures.
Many rodeos these days are equipped with onside medical care for riders needing urgent attention. These custom-made mobile facilities house first-aid supplies, and often x-ray and ultrasound machines to quickly diagnose treatment.