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Like a Sprained Ankle, a Concussed Brain Needs Rest Too

The concept of cognitive rest, limiting one’s thinking, has gained traction over the past 10 years in concussion prevention and management.

It seems to make empirical sense that if one continues to use an injured body part — in this case, the brain — it can delay healing and recovery, argues Dr. Matthew Pecci in his column for SportStars Magazine.

The challenge is how to implement cognitive rest for concussed high school and college athletes who are engaged in regular classwork and study.

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