Aerobic exercise may help teen athletes recover faster, better from concussions

Published October 10, 2021

An article in The Washington Post on treating teenagers after concussions quotes John Leddy, professor of orthopedics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and director of the UB Concussion Management Clinic. Leddy says aerobic exercise is "often the only treatment that adolescent athletes need.” “Teens assigned to the aerobic exercise group were much more likely to adhere to their regimen compared with the kids who stretched instead,” according to the article. That "speaks to another advantage of aerobic exercise," the researchers write: "Its appeal to adolescent athletes." The article and the study were reposted in Yahoo! Life, Northwest Arkansas Online, Irish Sun and numerous other outlets in the United States and worldwide.