Prof. Nick Reed: No More “Bedroom Jail”

Children and youth who experience concussions shouldn’t be limited to bed rest for weeks after they are injured, says a University of Toronto associate professor and concussion researcher.

Dr. Nick Reed, who joined the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in August, has had a leading role in developing a publicly available guideline on how best to treat and manage pediatric concussions.

The first-of-its kind guideline – formally known as the Living Guideline for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion – was created in Ontario, with the input of more than 40 researchers and clinicians from across North America.

Read Faculty of Medicine writer Gabrielle Giroday’s full article from September 11, No More ‘Bedroom Jail’: New Guideline Developed by U of T Researcher Addresses How to Treat Pediatric Concussions.

Prof. Reed’s research was also featured in U of T’s student newspaper, The  Varsity, on September 22. Read Matt Barrett’s story, Concussion resource proposes and end to ‘bedroom jail.