Sports concussion in adolescents: gentle exercise speeds recovery

But sensible limits must be set, say researchers

Aerobic exercise soon after a sport-related concussion can speed recovery in adolescent athletes, a randomized trial suggests.

kids on the sports field

"This is not saying that they're ready to go back to sport yet, it's trying to treat the concussion so they recover faster in a safe way and get them to the point where they can" start playing again, Dr John Leddy of the State University of New York at Buffalo, the study's lead author, said in a telephone interview.

Until recently, he noted, guidelines had recommended complete physical and cognitive rest after