Concussion Expert Weighs in on Limiting Rest after Concussions
January 05, 2015
A new study published in Pediatrics confirmed that resting longer than one or two days may not be beneficial to most young patients with concussion. Gerard Gioia, PhD, Division Chief of Neuropsychology and Director, Safe Concussion Outcome, Recover, and Education (SCORE) Program, spoke to the New York Times about the study saying, “there are potential adverse consequences if you over-restrict activity without respect to individual symptoms.” Dr. Gioia also commented on how concussion management has changed over the years from allowing children to do too much and now too little.
Read Dr. Gioia's interview with the New York Times here.