Leddy: ‘Cocoon Method’ for Concussion Recovery Falling Out of Favor

Updated June 6, 2016

Articles about Tyler Varga, an Indianapolis Colts running back who spent four months battling the effects of a concussion, quote John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic, who discussed the advice Varga got to stay at home in a darkened room until the symptoms went away.

“That’s starting to fall out of favor,” he said. “It’s important for someone to rest initially, but we know that activity and exercise are good for the brain. It helps it heal and balance the nervous system.”