Gait initiation performance is impaired in young athletes following acute and multiple concussion

Takeaway

  • Acute and multiple concussions adversely affect the postural control systems in young athletes, with worst impairments seen in those with acute injury.

Why this matters

    These novel findings suggest that multiple concussions lead to prolonged neurophysiological deficits which persist beyond visible clinical recovery. The data support further investigation into these effects across the lifespan to identify potential long-term complications of concussion.