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 ...

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 ...