The study included 822 participants, who presented with a sports-related mild TBI (SR-mTBI), and were revered by general practitioners, physiotherapists, or other allied health professionals.
Subjects were excluded if they presented 14 days after injury and if they presented with a non-sports related mTBI. After the initial consultation, they were given the advice of resting for 24-48 hours; after that they should gradually start to increase cognitive and physical activity.
Participants were re-assessed 14 days after their injuries and were then reviewed to be either “clinically recovered” or “still symptomatic.” The tool used to assess their recovery was the SCAT5 – see frame. Subjects were deemed to have fully recovered when their SCAT5 symptom score and symptom severity score were