Stimulating Recovery from Post-Concussive Syndrome

Julie Joyce

Supervisor: Dr. Ashley Harris

Institution: University of Calgary

Description: Post-Concussive Syndrome (PCS) occurs when symptoms of the concussion last for longer than the expected 3 month period of typical recovery. Since exercise has been shown to promote the brain’s ability to adapt and change (neuroplasticity), it might be a beneficial treatment for PCS during recovery. This study will explore that idea and use brain scans to measure changes in recovery.