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 ...

Would you like to write on Concussion Talk?

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

I hope that title interested you! Have you had a concussion or another type of brain injury and would like to write on Concussion Talk?  I am hoping to find more writers for Concussion Talk, including people who have had a brain injury (including concussion) and want to write about their experience recovering. What activities, physical, ...

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 ...

Loud noises

By Thursday, March 5, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

This guy knows what I'm talking about. I like to think I'm a fairly calm and relaxed guy. Not much rattles me. Some things did and occassionally still do, but they're becoming fewer and fewer. For example, I used to get incredibly frustrated by the speed at which my brain injury symptoms were improving. I don't ...

Trying another route

By Thursday, February 26, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Like a Detour! But this post isn't about my ebook. It's about neuroplasticity and building new pathways. I've been reading The Brain's Way of Healing, by Norman Doidge. Doidge's first book, The Brain That Changes Itself,  is also a very interesting read that talks about neuroplasticity and how the brain can change. In The Brain's Way of Healing he discusses neuroplasticity ...

Yet another…

By Wednesday, February 18, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Yet another post of shameless self promotion for my ebook, Detour. This time, my alma mater, Queen's University, is helpng me spread the word! Detour is noted in the 'Book News' section of Queen's Alumni Review magazine's first issue of 2015. In the print edition, the 'Ex libris' section, and mention of my ebook is on page 40. It's not ...