New Podcast with PT Kit Darling, Toronto Rehab Institute!

By Tuesday, May 24, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

My guest for episode 14 of Concussion Talk Podcast is Kit Darling of Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, which, along with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General Hospital, and Toronto Western Hospital, comprises the University Health Network (UHN).  Kit is a physiotherapist (PT) on the inpatient Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) rehab team. Currently working in the "neurocognitive stream" which ...

Speaking

By Tuesday, April 19, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

I have been writing Concussion Talk for almost six years and doing Concussion Talk Podcast for almost a year (150 posts written and 13 episodes down, with more to come). I have also written an ebook, Detour, about my bike trip across Canada in 2002 and my 2003 crash and resulting severe brain injury. I ...

New Podcast with Physiotherapist Ashley Kinsella

By Tuesday, April 5, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

On the 13th episode of Concussion Talk Podcast I talk to Ashley Kinsella of ProActive Physiotherapy in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada. Ashley has been a physiotherapist for almost five years and a kinesiologist before that. At ProActive Physiotherapy, she treats different clients including many who use the Concussion Care service. Last June Ashley wrote ...

Who You Are

By Monday, March 21, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 1

'Don't let your brain injury define you'. That is a common platitude directed at people with a brain injury, and you can replace 'brain injury' with any life-altering injury, illness, or challenge. I know when it's said it's meant with the best of intentions, and it's often said by those who care deeply. I'm sure I've said ...

To Hell and Back: Traumatic Brain Injury – My Experience by Landin Murphy

By Tuesday, March 15, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 3

Please welcome Landin Murphy. Landin is from Buffalo, NY and sustained a concussion while playing basketball in 2008. He writes about his experience below. Thank you Landin! The Beginning On December 2nd, 2008 I sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) classified as mild. It was the first basketball game of the season for my high school, and ...

Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre: New Podcast with Dr. Nick Reed!

By Wednesday, February 3, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Dr. Nick Reed is my podcast guest for episode 12 of #ConcussionTalkPodcast. Dr. Reed is an Occupational Therapist, Co-Director of the Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and Assistant Prof, OS&OT, at University of Toronto. We talk about the great facility that is Holland Bloorview and the exciting and encouraging research and work ...

New Podcast! Episode 11 with Sunnybrook Hospital’s Dr. Leodante da Costa

By Thursday, January 28, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

In episode 11 of Concussion Talk Podcast I talk to Dr. Leodante da Costa, a neurosurgeon and scientist at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Dr. da Costa received first round funding from GE and the National Football League's "Head Health Challenge" to advance his brain injury research, focusing on the reaction of blood vessels in the brain to a ...

Concussion Research in Toronto

By Monday, January 4, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 2

Happy New Year! I spent ten days of the holiday season in Toronto seeing family, friends, and by chance, yet very fortunately, meeting the amazing team at the Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital! I hadn't planned to meet the team or even see the hospital, rehab, or research facilities at Holland Bloorview before I got ...