NewGrad Physio: ‘5 Top Treatments for Concussion’
What is the best way to manage an athlete or patient following a concussion?
All the recent evidence around concussion points towards a safe, but early return to exercise, and not a prolonged rest period, that was previously prescribed.
It is important that the exercise you prescribe does not heighten patient symptoms, especially in the early stages, but like any other injury we need to load the injured area to help it recover (in concussion this means the brain).
During the early stages of recovery following a concussive injury, moderate rest is still important, but what the evidence is showing is that this period of ‘rest’ is becoming shorter and that longer duration rest can actually cause more harm than good.
Concussion research is ever evolving so if you work with deal with concussions then keeping up to date with the current evidence is key.
To help you out, check out this podcast episode where you will discover the 5 top treatment options you can use with the patients or athletes following a concussion.
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