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Returning to Activity After a Concussion

Published:January 30, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2018.11.022
      Concussion is a common injury in children and adults. It is caused by a blow or jolt to the head. Concussion can result in symptoms that make it difficult for you to do your usual day-to-day activities. Traditionally, people with a concussion were instructed to rest until they no longer had any symptoms at all. Experts now agree that after a brief period of rest, most people with a concussion should start trying light physical and cognitive activity. Different activities can be slowly added, as long as your symptoms are stable or improving.
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      • Meeuwisse W.
      • Dvořák J.
      • et al.
      Consensus statement on concussion in sport-the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016.
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