…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), ...

Episode 68 – Brain Injury Awareness Month (Brain Injury Canada, NLBIA)

June is Brain Injury Awareness in Canada and new co-host Tara Bradbury and I talk about all that entails with Michelle McDonald, Executive Director of Brain Injury Canada, and Marina White, President of the Board of NLBIA (Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association). We talk about the effect brain injury can have on those injured, their ...

Episode 67 – Ryerson Concussion Legacy Foundation Chapter (Mohammed Mall, concussion awareness)

Mohammed Mall of Ryerson University in Toronto joins me for episode 67 to talk about spreading concussion awareness and education. Mohammed Mall is entering his 4th year studying Biology at Ryerson University. Experienced in child care and summer camp settings, along with coaching sports such as soccer, hockey, and basketball. To learn more about Mohammed’s ...

Episode 15 – Phoenix Concussion Recovery (Chronic Pain, Part 2/3)

Lauren is doing 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 here! In the second episode, Lauren talks about gatekeepers, wet and dry brains, pain maps and meetings, and lions! Perhaps unsurprisingly, those terms all refer ...

Episode 66 – Introducing a Co-host! (Tara Bradbury, reporter, The Wounded Brain)

I've been doing this podcast since June of 2015 and, although I've interviewed many people, I haven't been joined by an actual co-host. That is where Tara Bradbury comes in! In 2011, Tara wrote a six-part series titled, The Wounded Brain in the local newspaper, The Telegram, not only about brain injury and different neurological ...

Episode 65 – Coping with COVID (Allie & Felicia, Keep Your Head Up)

On this episode Felicia and Allie from @keepyourheadupKW (Episode 55) share their insight on how brain injury recovery has unexpectedly helped them to cope with the pandemic. They draw from their experiences to share tips and coping strategies they have found helpful and offer inspiration to anyone going through a challenging time. I also encourage ...

Episode 14 – Phoenix Concussion Recovery (Chronic Pain, Part 1/3)

Lauren begins 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! In this first episode, Lauren discusses our own perception of pain and encourages the embrace of the 'knowledge is power' mantra as an important step in treatment for ...