Health Day: ‘Walk & think’ test could be key to concussion care

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

Can you spell words backwards while you’re walking? Successfully performing that simple test of cognition could help decide whether a concussed athlete is safe to return to play, new research shows. If the athlete can’t simultaneously walk and think in this way, they may not be fully recovered from a concussion and could be at risk for another injury if they resume playing sports, the researchers found. (June 28, 2018)

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