Pediatric Therapy Corner: New Concussion Treatments Go Beyond Just Resting in a Dark Room

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[Source:  The Washington Post]

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Concussions are a familiar injury to Jeff and Amanda Staples of Haymarket, Va. Their 9th-grade son and 7th-grade daughter play ice hockey. Both have experienced concussions, but their daughter’s case last fall was treated much differently than their son’s several years ago.

When Jacob, 12 years old at the time, was diagnosed and treated in the emergency room in the summer of 2013 after being hit in the forehead with a slap shot, he was instructed to sleep and rest with no television, texting or reading until his headaches and dizziness were gone. Exercise was also prohibited until he had gone a full week without symptoms.

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