The role of subsymptom threshold aerobic exercise for persistent concussion symptoms in patients with postconcussion syndrome: a systematic review

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Key Points

  1. Aerobic exercise has been more recently and conclusively cited to be a key part of comprehensive concussion rehabilitation.
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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE

The multidisciplinary field of concussion rehabilitation is continuing to build evidence towards best practice. This study employed a systematic literature review to better identify the role of and dosage for aerobic exercise as an intervention for persons with persistent (> 3 weeks) concussion symptoms. Specifically, the authors focused on the effects of subsymptom threshold aerobic exercise (SSTAE) as an intervention after concussion, more than the mode or dosage.

The concussion rehabilitation field is continuing to build evidence towards best practice.
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This study further substantiates the need for aerobic exercise as an intervention for persons enduring persistent postconcussive symptoms.

METHODS

This systematic review was conducted using MEDLINE, CINAHL, PubMed, and Embase, using 12 articles in the final collection. Common attributes across all articles included: 1) pediatric and adult patients with a history of concussion; 2) post-concussion symptoms lasting at least

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