Dr. John Leddy Shares the Importance of Exercise in Concussion Recovery
Up next in the spotlight from the CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is leading medical expert, Dr. John Leddy. In his video, Dr. Leddy provides essential insight for the following questions:
- How is exercise related to concussion recovery?
- What are some of the best exercise methods for recovery?
- When is it recommended to return to school? What issues might one encounter?
- When does one return to play?
As the Professor of Clinical Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Leddy is also a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the American College of Physicians. In relation to concussion work, he is the Medical Director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic, a Member of the Expert Panel for the Berlin Fifth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, and a consultant to the NIH on sport concussion research.
We are grateful to Dr. Leddy for his guidance and expertise on how to best navigate these critical topics.
About Concussion Story Wall: This product features an interactive database of more than 4000 videos of individual stories relating to how an injury occurred, the symptoms experienced, and personal insights from those who have been injured by a concussion. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, and military veterans, among others. It also serves as a referral source for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians. An additional highlight includes a panel of 14 of the world’s leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. All CrashCourse concussion education products are available at no cost.
The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is proudly presented by TeachAids, BIAA, and the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), in collaboration with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and 22 of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies (NGB). These NGBs include: USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, USA Karate, US Lacrosse, USA Rugby,US Ski & Snowboard, US Soccer, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Team Handball, USA Triathlon, USA Waterski and Wake, and USA Wrestling.