Episode 1 – Post Concussion Syndrome; an interview with Joseph Carere

On the first episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, will introduce the podcast and interview Joseph Carere, a University of Toronto graduate. Joseph Carere has been living with post concussion syndrome for 6 years and has undergone numerous therapies and treatments in the efforts ...

Episode 4 – Improving Objectivity, Multi-Sensory Integration, & the Future of Concussion Management

Meaghan Adams, PT, PhD (Neuroscience), Registered Physiotherapist Individuals with prolonged concussion symptoms may experience difficulties in busy environments with several different types of sensory stimuli (noise, light, crowds of people, etc). Subjective report of symptoms alone cannot characterize the underlying dysfunction in sensory processing and integration. The development of objective outcome measures will help improve ...

…Partners

Felicia and Allie from Keep Your Head Up @keepyourheadupKW share a segment that they have launched on their Instagram called TBI Through the Eyes of Others. Through this series, they aim to share insights from members of an individual’s circle of support following a concussion. In today’s episode Allie and Felicia discuss traumatic brain injury ...

Episode 3 – Diving Deep into Hormone, Women’s Health, & Holistic Concussion Care

Melissa Biscardi, MSc, Registered Nurse, Osteopathic Practitioner Concussion Specialization The body of knowledge surrounding women’s health and brain injury is complex but is continuing to grow. Hormonal changes may occur after a concussion injury that may affect reproductive health, menstruation, and even cognition. Melissa Biscardi joins Katie to discuss her pathway from nursing, osteopathy, and into ...

Episode 2 – Attitudes, Behaviours, & Prevention of Concussion in Sport

Michael Jorgensen PhD Student, MSc Psych Read Mike's publication: Jorgensen, M. P., O'Hagan, F. T., & Lehmann, H. (2017). Concussion beliefs in varsity athletes: Identifying the good, the bad and the ugly. Journal of Concussion, 1, 2059700217730257 Experiences and beliefs surrounding risk behaviours, reporting symptoms, and seeking care for sport-related concussion are shaped by more than just individual ...

Episode 1 – Cognitive-motor integration, concussion recovery & education

Dr. Johanna Hurtubise, PhD, CAT(C) @dr.nerdoscientist A concussion injury is incredibly complex. Understanding the foundations of neuroanatomy and function of the brain is crucial to develop practical interventions for rehabilitation. Dr. Johanna Hurtubise joins Katie to discuss her PhD research connecting cognition with movement (cognitive-motor integration) for assessment of concussion. As well as her journey as ...

…Friends

In this episode, Felicia and Allie from Keep Your Head Up @keepyourheadupKW share their insight on their experiences seeking support from their friends after their concussions. They share a segment that they have launched on their Instagram called TBI through the eyes of others. Through this series, they aim to share insights from members of ...

Episode 70 – Neuroplasticity (Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic, Melissa Medeiros)

Neuroplasticity one of the first words I remember hearing from my physiotherapist, Jen Shears. Given the importance I place on her words, it is no surprise that "neuroplasticity" has been one of, if not the most recognizable rehab terms for me. Melissa Medeiros, Registered Occupational Therapist, and Clinical Operations Supervisor of Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic, as ...

Episode 69 – Innovation & Rehabilitation (Motus Nova; CEO David Wu & Dr. Nick Housley)

Brain injury and stroke survivors often have a difficult time in rehab for numerous reasons (some of which were described by Lauren in her latest podcast series on chronic pain). Motus Nova CEO David Wu, and Director of Clinical Research Nick Housley, are trying to address several of these reasons, such as; transportation to appointments ...

Episode 16 – Phoenix Concussion Recovery (Chronic Pain, Part 3/3)

Lauren has done a three-part, Phoenix Concussion Recovery, series discussing chronic pain. This podcast series is for anyone whether or not they have experienced a head injury! Check out part one & part two In the third and final episode of the Chronic Pain series, Lauren talks about noisy neighbours (or, neighbors, as Lauren would spell it), ...