Psychology, Department of


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Published in Developmental Neuropsychology (2015), 6 pp. doi: 10.1080/87565641.2015.1067706


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Although no data exist, general practice recommends only rest following concussion. This randomized clinical trial found that programmed physical exertion during recovery produced no significant differences in recovery time between groups of participants. However, high levels of exertion were deleterious. This study provides initial evidence that moderate physical activity is a safe replacement behavior during recovery.