Recent studies have begun to challenge the utility of prolonged rest as treatment for concussion. Leddy et al. (2016) & McIntryre et al. (2020) support increasing validity to the use of sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercises in both acute and post-concussive syndrome states (4 weeks post injury).
Combining the current research updates and an evidence-based graded return to play, we’ve created a simple infographic that anyone to use.
As always, concussions and other injury care should be overseen by an athletic trainer or another properly trained healthcare provider. Concussions are not cookie cutter injuries, and outcomes may vary. #athletictraining #concussions #concussionmanagement #evidencebasedmedicine