Aerobic Exercise May Speed Recovery From a Concussion, Study Suggests

Updated October 8, 2021

Several news outlets reported on a new UB study that found that exercising within 10 days of a sport-related concussion speeds up recovery and reduces the risk of prolonged symptoms in adolescents. “We based our approach on how patients with heart disease are prescribed exercise, by identifying a safe threshold below which the patient can exercise,” explained John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and first author of the study.