Craven: Concussions

“These Tips Will Help With Your Injury!” HEALTH TOP 5 TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR CONCUSSIONS

August, 2018

INSIDE • Top 5 Treatment Options For Concussions • Exercise Essentials •Client Spotlight • Healthy Recipe • Staff Spotlight • Craven NEWS • 5 Nutrition Tips for Athletes 1. Exercise Therapy. Following concussion, animal (and many human) studies have demonstrated a reduction in blood flow to the brain in the early stages. Recent research has found that these blood flow changes may persist for some time following injury. This may be why you are feeling okay when completely resting, but have an increase in your symptoms as soon as you try to walk up a flight of steps, go to work, or read a book. The good news is that this problem can be tested for and rehabilitated very easily; provided you know what you’re doing! The rehabilitation for this problem actually goes against conventional thought: exercise! (continued inside)

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