Updated February 28, 2019
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics has found that adolescent athletes who sustained concussions while playing a sport recovered more quickly when they underwent a supervised, aerobic exercise regimen. First author on the study is John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics. Senior author on the study is Barry S. Willer, PhD, professor of psychiatry. Leddy is the director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic and Willer is the director of research. Their findings contradict the conventional approach to concussion, and an editorial accompanying the publication has called the work “a landmark study that may shift the standard of care.”
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