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Exercise speeds concussion symptom recovery time in children

Exercise speeds concussion symptom recovery time in children
May 1, 2016

BALTIMORE —Physical activity within 7 days of a concussion could decrease concussion symptom recovery time in children more effectively than resting, according to recent research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

“Current concussion protocols endorse the conservative view that children should avoid physical activity until completely symptom-free; however, little evidence beyond expert opinion has informed the return-to-play graduated timing and type,” Roger Zemek, MD, of the department of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, said during a presentation.“The effect of early physical activity in concussion has been underexplored. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the relationship of early resumption of physical activities… within 7 days of injury regarding a concussion and the subsequent development of persistent post-concussive symptoms.”

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