You have been diagnosed with a concussion. This plan is based on your symptoms and is designed to help speed your recovery and prevent further injury. All information provided by Mercy Personal Physicians.
There are three types of initial rest.
Call 911 for off-base Emergency Department evaluation if you experience any of the following red flags:
Please inform roommate, teammate, parent, or other responsible party of these Red Flag Symptoms.
Call or walk-in for an acute appointment with the Mercy Personal Physician’s Concussion Clinic for other worsening symptoms.
Return to Daily Activity
If you no longer have any symptoms and believe that your concentration and thinking are back to normal, talk with the Mercy clinic providers about the next steps in recovery before you resume athletics and full academic workload.
Return to Learn
Returning to Physical Activity
Return to Play (Exercise) Protocol
Stage 1 – Physical Rest
Stage 2 – Light Physical Activity
Stage 3 – Moderate Aerobic Physical Activity
Stage 4 – Moderate Activity/Sports Skills/Weightlifting
Stage 5 – Intensive Activity/Sports Practice (No Contact)
Stage 6 – Unrestricted Activity
Karvonen Formula (used to calculate Target Heart Rate)
Target Heart Rate (THR) = ((220-age) – (Resting HR)) x (% desired exertion level) + (Resting HR)