Early Return to Physical Activity After a Concussion: A Critically Appraised Topic

in International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
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Clinical Question: How does early return to physical activity impact return-to-play recovery time in patients 5–30 years old after an acute concussion as compared to the current best practice of resting? Clinical Bottom Line: Based on the information gathered, there is moderate evidence to support the incorporation of light to moderate physical activity within 7 days after a concussion in order to decrease recovery time and symptoms.

St Aubin is with Sideline Orthopedics and Sport, Arlington, TX, USA. Volberding is with the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK, USA. Duffy is with Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, USA.

St Aubin (staubin@yahoo.com) is corresponding author.
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