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The Effects of Early Physical Activity Compared to Early Physical Rest on Concussion Symptoms

Landon Lempke, Abbis Jaffri, and Nicholas Erdman

is necessary to prevent a protracted recovery. 1 For the past several decades, physical rest has been prescribed as a mainstay for SRC management. 1 More recently, rest has been divided into cognitive and physical components. Cognitive rest may include restricting daily living activities, such as

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Subsymptomatic Aerobic Exercise for Patients With Postconcussion Syndrome: A Critically Appraised Topic

Katrina G. Ritter, Matthew J. Hussey, and Tamara C. Valovich McLeod

postconcussion syndrome (PCS). 3 Current recommendations for the treatment of concussions and PCS include physical and cognitive rest; however, this recommendation is vague, lacks evidence, 4 and leaves a large degree of decision making up to the individual clinician. For a long time, it was believed that

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College Athletic Trainers’ Perceptions of Rest and Physical Activity When Managing Athletes With a Sport-Related Concussion

Kyle M. Petit and Tracey Covassin

, respectively. These results suggest some inconsistencies between ATs’ reported clinical practice and current best practices for the management of athletes with an SRC. 1 Similar to physical rest, cognitive rest is recommended during the first 24 to 48 hours after an SRC. 1 , 20 This may include limiting

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Treat Acute Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Case Series

Patricia R. Roby, Robert C. Lynall, Michael J. Cools, Stephen W. Marshall, Janna C. Fonseca, James R. Stevens, and Jason P. Mihalik

this case series investigation. Clinical Bottom Line The standard of care for athletes suffering from sport-related concussion had long consisted of both physical and cognitive rest until their self-reported symptoms resolved and objective clinical measures of concussion show signs of recovery. This

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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Improves Perceived Disability Associated With Dizziness Postconcussion

Steven Nagib and Shelley W. Linens

field of research and an important topic in contemporary science. The latest consensus statement on concussion management still recommends cognitive rest in the acute phase (first 24–48 h), followed by a graded return to activity. 7 However, for the first time, the statement includes a section about

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Early Controlled Exercise and Timing of Treatment Following Concussion: A Critically Appraised Topic

Nicholas Hattrup, Hannah Gray, Mark Krumholtz, and Tamara C. Valovich McLeod

.1249/JSR.0000000000000505 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000505 30095546 24. Hunt TN , Harris LL . Psychological impact of cognitive rest following sport-related concussion on low socioeconomic status adolescent patients . J Allied Health . 2017 ; 46 ( 4 ): e81 – e83 . PubMed ID: 29202169 29202169 25. Hunt

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Mode and Intensity of Physical Activity During the Postacute Phase of Sport-Related Concussion: A Systematic Review

Barbara Baker, Eric Koch, Kevin Vicari, and Kyle Walenta

and cognitive rest until the symptoms were resolved. 8 – 10 McCrea et al 11 studied 635 concussed collegiate and high school athletes and concluded that a symptom-free waiting period that was used in 60% of their cases did not influence clinical recovery or reduce the risk of another concussion. Yet

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North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Virtual Conference June 11–12, 2020