Decreasing concussion recovery time for active kids and teens

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — New studies show time away from physical activity after a concussion diagnosis should be shorter than usual.

A concern for parents with kids involved in sports is the risk of concussions. Now experts are advising that patients implement some type of physical activity, two to three days after their diagnosis.

“You want to still be active. Different than exercise. We’re not trying to get your heart rate up and stress your body out to build muscle and endurance, we’re just trying to keep you active,” said Aspirus Clinic Dr. Gordon.

It’s stating that light activities differ from exercising, and it’s recommending activities such as writing for a little while, walking your dog around the block, or light chores around the house. These simple task can expedite a healthy and smooth recovery.

 

Rashad Williams

Rashad Williams

News 9 Reporter

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