Dr. John Leddy, medical director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic, will appear Thursday morning on “CBS This Morning” for a segment on a new way to treat concussions in athletes ages 12 to 18.
A consensus is growing that mild, controlled aerobic exercise may speed recovery in concussions. That’s a reversal of conventional medical wisdom, and more scientific study is needed to confirm the new thinking.
Leddy, also a physician with UBMD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, is leading a study that may offer an answer as researchers embark on a clinical trial of exercise and stretching treatments for adolescents with concussions. CBS This Morning, which airs from 7 to 9 a.m., came to the UB campus a few weeks ago to tape the segment.
Specialists believe that prompt and active treatment can quicken recovery, and reduce or eliminate the potential long-term effects of concussions. The study is being conducted with the University of Manitoba.