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AAP advises moderate physical, cognitive activity after sports concussion



In the meantime, the take-home message to pediatricians for managing SRC is one of common sense. “Extremes of removing all stimulus from a child is not likely to get them better sooner and research suggests may take them longer to get better,” Dr. Halstead noted. “That doesn’t mean they don’t have to reduce anything, as it is important to reduce physical activity and modify school workload while recovering but we should be avoiding the blanket recommendation to ‘stay home and do nothing until you are better’ approach to concussion management.”

Dr. Halstead and Dr. Moffatt reported no relevant financial conflicts to disclose; the same was true for the other report coauthors. There was no external funding for the report.

SOURCE: Halstead M et al. Pediatrics. 2018 Nov 12. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3074.

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