HEADS UP Guidelines and Recommendations

Key points

  • Find tips for recovering from a concussion and returning to activities.
  • Making short-term changes to your child’s daily activities can help him or her get back to a regular routine more quickly.

Recovery from concussion

Boy feels better after concussion
Most children with a concussion feel better within a couple weeks.

Learn what steps to take to feel better after a concussion.

Returning to sports

girl playing basketball
An athlete should only return to sports with the approval of a healthcare provider.

Find the 6-Step Return to Play Progression for returning to activities after a concussion.