Parkinson’s and Pilates

By Thursday, May 21, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

As I have written previously, I have found Pilates to be of great help to me and my long, ongoing recovery from my severe brain injury in 2003. Pilates teaches effective and efficient movement of your body. It's not one formula for everybody. The point of Pilates is to concentrate on a movement and to ...

For Many Of Us, Brain Injury Awareness Month Is A Daily Reminder

By Monday, May 18, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

The article below is by George Visger, a former defensive lineman  for the San Francisco 49ers in 1980 and their 1981 Super Bowl winning season. He details his extensive traumatic brain injury history below. Along with his academic and consulting work since football, he has a website, The Visger Group, to bring awareness to concussions and ...

Share your story!

By Wednesday, May 13, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

I am happy to say that the first time I tried this it was very successful! Thank you Ryan, Jiri, Tim, and Christine! I want to keep doing this, so please, if you're interested in writing about your brain injury/concussion, please contact me (Twitter, Facebook, email). Of course, Christine, Tim, Jiri, and Ryan are more ...

The Headaches of University

By Thursday, April 30, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Thank you for sharing your story Ryan Seguin! Ryan is a student at the University of Ottawa and had two concussions while playing midget AAA hockey. I will let him tell you the rest. He has written a helpful article about how he dealt  with his concussion symptoms at university. by Ryan Seguin As a competitive hockey player, ...

My First Post

By Monday, April 20, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Jiri is a firefighter who had his latest concussion after the car he was driving was in a T bone collision. The car that T boned him was actually swerving to avoid someone making an unsafe turn. Jiri didn't hit his head in the accident, and actually got out of his car, letting his Emergency ...

Concussions are more than Sports Concussions

By Thursday, April 16, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Another new perspective from Tim Greve! Tim is an athletic trainer (certified athletic trainer, ATC) with a large hospital group in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area in Minnesota. He provides athletic training services to high school and youth sports. That consists of injury prevention techniques, recognition and evaluation of musculoskeletal injuries and emergency ...

Accepting Help

By Tuesday, April 14, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is Christine's first article! Christine was a competitive soccer player from the age of seven, and began playing hockey later in life. Last year, while playing co-ed hockey, she was inadvertantly struck in the head, snapping her neck to the side. She then noticed a "fuzzy feeling" as she tried to make it to ...

Introducing new writers!

By Monday, April 13, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Last week I wrote Would you like to write on Concussion Talk? and, so far, four people have expressed interest! In the coming days and weeks, I will introduce each writer, beginning with Christine! Christine will provide a different perspective from mine, which will hopefully allow more people to relate. I'm excited to share her article ...

Share your story!

By Tuesday, April 7, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

I am happy to say that the first time I tried this it was very successful! Thank you Ryan, Jiri, Tim, and Christine! I want to keep doing this, so please, if you're interested in writing about your brain injury/concussion, please contact me (Twitter, Facebook, email). Of course, Christine, Tim, Jiri, and Ryan are more ...

New ideas from a great weekend!

By Thursday, March 19, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Maybe it's just left over excitement from last weekend, maybe it's my inclination to try something different, maybe it's simply my love of the sport, or maybe it's all three. Regardless, I'm thinking differently about how I'll approach swimming workouts, which will inevitably effect Pilates. This past weekend I went with the St. John's Water Polo ...