New Podcast with an NHL Strength & Conditioning Coach

By Tuesday, August 25, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

On my latest podcast I interview Ryan van Asten, the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Calgary Flames. I ask him about how he trains players, how he trains players who've recently had a concussion, and what he's noticed about concussed players in his experience training athletes. Ryan's experience includes three years as Strength & Conditioning Coach ...

August, fall, and podcasts

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

Thank you to everyone who has listened to my podcast. Episode 1 - Intro - can be found here. Episode 2 - Interview with Dr. Kristian Goulet - can be found here. I wanted to start podcasting simply because it's different. Once I thought of it, I realized that it's a good way for people to ...

New Podcast!

By Monday, July 13, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 1

Episode 2 of Concussion Talk Podcast is available here! My first guest on my new podcast is a good friend of mine from university, Dr. Kristian Goulet! Dr. Goulet is a pediatrician who did a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Harvard. He runs the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO - in Ottawa) Concussion Clinic and is ...

Growing Pains

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

I'm excited about this past week and looking forward to what may be! It took my a long time to record, but once I stopped being so self-critical I finally finished and have put out my first ever podcast! This coming week I will interview a friend from university, Dr. Kristian Goulet, a pediatrician, focusing on ...

Concussion Talk Podcast!

By Tuesday, June 30, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Click on PODCAST in the main menu. It's on Soundcloud as Concussion Talk Podcast and on Youtube on my Youtube channel, Concussion Talk Podcast! My first intro podcast is only about 10 minutes, introducing the podcast and me. I hope to interview doctors, physiotherapists, who work in the field of concussion and brain injury and others in the ...

Concussion… Not just a hit to the head!

By Tuesday, June 16, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Welcome Ashley Kinsella, a physiotherapist at ProActive Physiotherapy in Newfoundland and Labrador! Ashley has written a very informative and helpful post about concussions, the importance of treating them properly and what happens in your brain when you sustain a concussion. Please read this valuable post and learn about concussions, baseline testing and the importance of ...

New posts and new perspectives coming!

By Tuesday, June 2, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

I welcome anybody who would like to write about their experience with brain injury/concussion to go to Concussion Talk's Facebook page and write a comment or post to let me know you'd like to write an article for me to post! In the meantime, two physiotherapists (one of whom is also a Pilates instructor) have agreed ...

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 ...