Aerobic Exercise Speeds Recovery for Adolescents with Sports-Related Concussions

(GANTNews) – Not long ago, when a young athlete suffered a sports-related concussion from heading a ball or colliding with an opponent, doctors were quick to recommend the patient rest in a dark room.

Now they say so-called “cocoon therapy” may actually prolong concussion symptoms. A newer, research-driven therapy is emerging. Patients are getting out of bed, coming back into the daylight and engaging in protected exercise earlier to stave off the effects of a concussion. CONTINUE