Physical vs. Cognitive Rest for Children Suffering from Concussions
Today, concussions are one of the hottest topics of conversation in sports and fitness. Research studies continue to come out with new and improved guidelines for prevention, rehabilitation and diagnoses of concussions. The media has engaged in endless documentaries, movies and shows advertising to the public key messages that health care professionals are trying to get across. While most parents and coaches understand the importance of physical rest following a concussion, many are still out of the loop on the importance of cognitive rest. Cognitive rest is loosely defined as the cessation of activities that stimulates your brain. For the first 24-48 hours following a concussion, this is critical.