For those that still believe that rest is the appropriate treatment for concussion….
Every 4 years, the concussion experts of the world come together to discuss the state of the concussion research, put it all together and write a document to inform concussion management providers to the best evidence available; this is known as the International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (AKA the Berlin Consensus)
When discussing the idea of prolonged rest as a treatment strategy, the document states: “There is currently insufficient evidence that prescribing complete rest achieves these objectives. After a brief period of rest during the acute phase (24–48hours) after injury, patients can be encouraged to become gradually and progressively more active while staying below their cognitive and physical symptom-exacerbation thresholds (ie, activity level should not bring on or worsen their symptoms).” _____________________
Go forth and spread the message! #earlyactivation #nowyouknow
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