|Rehabilitation stage||Functional exercise at each stage of rehabilitation||Objective of each stage|
|1. No activity||Complete physical and cognitive rest||Recovery|
|2. Light aerobic exercise||Walking, swimming or stationary cycling keeping intensity <70% maximum predicted heart rate||Increase heart rate|
|No resistance training|
|3. Sport-specific exercise||Skating drills in ice hockey, running drills in soccer. No head impact activities||Add movement|
|4. Non-contact training drills||Progression to more complex training drills, eg passing drills in football and ice hockey||Exercise, coordination, and cognitive load|
|May start progressive resistance training)|
|5. Full contact practice||Following medical clearance participate in normal training activities||Restore confidence and assess functional skills by coaching staff|
|6. Return to play||Normal game play|
Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: the 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2008
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