When can I return to activiy after sustaining a concussion?
Once the athlete is asymptomatic at rest, received Clarence from a physician trained in concussion management and has received a green light on their headminder concussion resolution test (if a baseline was taken) they may start the graduated return to play protocol.
Day 1- light aerobic activity (jogging, stationary bike)
Day 2- Sport specific exercises, non-contact
Day 3- Non-contact training drills, resistance training (weight lifting, pushups)
Day 4- Full contact training
Day 5- Return to competitive play
*if symptoms re-occur during any of the days, the athlete must rest until symptom free and then can repeat the last activity. They do not need to start from day 1.