Aerobic Exercise May Help Lessen Symptoms In Children and Teens With Post-Concussion Syndrome + MORE

Aerobic Exercise May Help Lessen Symptoms In Children and Teens With Post-Concussion Syndrome + MORE

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

US Soccer recently recommended several changes to rules about heading the ball for younger age groups, designed to decrease the risk of concussion
US Soccer’s moves follow the changes implemented by other organizations such as USA Hockey and USA Football to minimize injury risk amongst the younger players
The theory overall is that minimizing injury risk in the youngest age groups through rules changes will keep kids playing the sport longer
USA Hockey is one of the few US youth sports seeing substantial enrollment increases between 2009 and 2015, with the changes in safety rules for the youngest players often cited by parents as a factor in promoting the sport for their kids
My opinion is that rules changes like these are necessary to grow each sport, or at the least to stem the tide of declining participation

Today’s post contains a lot of personal opinion, backed by science, data, and what I think is common sense…

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Aerobic therapy (AT) may lessen the symptoms experienced by children and adolescents suffering from post-concussion syndrome and allow them to return to baseline, report researchers in a paper presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in October 2015 in Washington, D…

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