Episode 95 – The Concussion Calculator (Laura Langer of KITE/Toronto Rehab Institute)

Laura Langer is a lead author of the KITE Research Institute study that developed the Concussion Calculator. KITE (Knowledge Innovation Talent Everywhere) is the research arm of Toronto Rehab Institute of UHN (University Health Network). Laura talks about the Calculator, who it's for, how it is meant to be used, the research behind it (including ...

Episode 34 – From suffering to happiness with Elisa

Elisa has been living with PCS for the past 5 years due to a wrong-place-wrong-time accident with a tennis ball. During the pandemic, she started blogging in the hopes of encouraging and educating others with her story. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of ...

Episode 94 – USA Cheer; Talking Concussions, Cheer, STUNT and more with Laurie Harris & Jim Lord

If you haven't seen cheer, go to YouTube. It's incredible! Athleticism, skill and, perhaps most importantly, trust in teammates are vital. USA Cheer develops interest and grows participation of the sport of cheer - and also STUNT - while also promoting safety and safety education for cheer in the United States. Which explains their ...

Episode 33 – From Athlete to Military; Concussions and Empathy (Blair H.)

Blair H spent 9+ years in the Canadian Forces and was medically released due to the compounded effects of concussions throughout his life. He finished a degree in Human Kinetics this month and will be starting a masters of Physical Therapy this upcoming fall. Blair was previously on Concussion Talk Podcast - Episode 89 Concussion Chats is ...

Episode 93 – Neuro Rehab, Innovation & Technology with DPT Jenna Tosto Mancuso (Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC)

Jenna is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, specifically in the Abilities Research Center. We talk about new tech and innovation in rehab, notably neuro rehab, and how it is used by DPTs, physiotherapists, researchers and others to help patients in their recovery! Follow Jenna, The Abilities Research ...

Episode 32 – Different experiences mean different experiences, sharing, peer support with Chinna

Chinna is a school psychologist in Los Angeles, California. Since recovering from a subdural hematoma in 2019, he began competing on American Ninja Warrior with the intention of sharing hope for other survivors’ recoveries. Here's the link Taya mentioned toward the end of our discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcO4pu09Q0Q Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for ...

Episode 92 – Concussion, PCS and Identical Twins Ashley & Amy

As Ashley discusses in this episode and as she discussed in Episode 22 of Concussion Chats, a Monday night game of dodge ball resulted in a concussion that has transformed the way she interacts with the world. It also affects how her identical twin sister Amy and she interact. Erin and I talk to Ashley ...

Episode 31 – Travel, concussion & gut health with longtime group member Gui

Gui is a civil engineer who has been dealing with PCS for 6.5 years and has suffered 10 concussions. He is working now as an autonomous worker part-time and enjoys various outdoor activities and sports, playing piano, reading and travelling. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with ...

Episode 91 – Rethink Speech Therapy with Kara Focht

Seriously though, rethink it! After any brain injury, mild or severe, your speech may be effected , so you therefore may need to see a speech therapist, or speech language pathologist (SLP) . However, as Kara Focht discusses in this podcast, speech is just one of the many areas where an SLP is trained to ...