Findings show light exercise speeds healing
- Athletes who began light exercise within 48 hours were considerably more likely to see symptoms resolve than those who did not exercise, with about 2.5 days faster symptom recovery time.
- Athletes who started exercising roughly eight days or later after injury were significantly less likely to experience symptom recovery than those who did not exercise, and took about five days longer to recover.
- Athletes in the early exercise group had lower prevalence (3%–4%) of persistent symptoms compared to the no exercise group.
- The late exercise group experienced 11% greater persistent symptom prevalence than the no exercise group.
The thinking about exercise during concussion recovery has evolved
The best kind of exercise after concussion
What is the takeaway for athletes? Doctors? Coaches?
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