Podcast #16: Moira Merrithew & Post-rehab Pilates

By Wednesday, June 22, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

On Episode 16 of Concussion Talk Podcast, I will be talking with Moira Merrithew, of Merrithew, mind-body education and equipment (of which STOTT PILATES is a brand) about post-rehab Pilates, knowing and understanding one's body, and how being mindful is important for efficient movement. Pilates is a type of exercise that my sister encouraged me to try after ...

Speaking!

By Thursday, June 9, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

In April I wrote a post, Speaking, which, appropriately, was about how I wanted to start speaking to audiences. The title of this post is much more original and exciting, as is apparent by the exclamation point! On Wednesday night I was able to speak to the Rotary Club of Avalon Northeast. Thank you very much to ...

Podcast #15: PT Kristine Miller

By Tuesday, June 7, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

My guest for episode 15 of Concussion Talk Podcast is Kristine Miller, PhD and PT (physiotherapist), researcher, and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Kristine Miller was one of the authors of, "Feasibility and results of a case study of yoga to improve physical functioning in ...

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada!

By Tuesday, May 31, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 1

Brain injury affects millions of people, many directly, and many more indirectly. yet, until recently, it has been virtually absent from public discussion and public consciousness. That being said, great strides have been made, and/or recognized, in the past few years. There is a better, but far from perfect understanding as to what causes a brain ...

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 1

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 ...