Concussions Require Cognitive as Well as Physical Rest
teachers routinely make sure that students who suffer a concussion get some
time off from physical activity to recover.But only half as many insist that study time, computer time, test-taking
and other mental activities be significantly limited post-concussion.Otherwise, recovery can be delayed, and
permanent effects might be more likely.
See Dr. Kelsey Logan’s comments at the American Academy of
Pediatrics meeting.He directs Sports
medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center.