With fall sports getting underway, medical experts note that in the case of a concussion, a complete shutdown of all stimulation is actually unhelpful for children and can create other issues. Kristine Keane, PsyD., a neuroscience physician with Hackensack Meridian Health and on staff at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, shares that light activity early on is helpful. There has been research and more support medically for post-concussion symptom treatment being physical therapy — using aerobic exercise as treatment, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. (The story was also featured in print versions of the Daily Record, Courier News and Home News Tribune. The story was also carried online in The Record, Daily Record, MyCentralJersey.com, and the Wichita Falls Times Record.)
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