Episode 102 – First Mobile, Rapid Test for Concussion (Scott Anderson, SyncThink)

Scott Anderson was on episode 45 introducing many listeners to SyncThink - where he is the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) - and describing their EYE-SYNC technology. Per the new release, "the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance of the EYE-SYNC technology as an Aid to Concussion, or mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) ...

Episode 99 – The “Exit Interview” with Erin, former Coordinator of Programs & Services at NLBIA

On episode 99 I talk to former co-host of this podcast (introduced in episode 73) and former Coordinator of Programs & Services at the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA). Last week, on episode 98, I talked to Cassandra Stockley about her new role and this week I talk to Erin about what she ...

Episode 98 – Introducing the New NLBIA Coordinator of Programs & Services, Cassandra Stockley

The Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA) has a new Coordinator of Programs & Services. On episode 98, I talk to Cassandra Stockley about her new role and what she has planned for the NLBIA. Please join me in welcoming Cassandra! Concussion Talk Podcast is available on: Amazon Music YouTube iTunes/Apple Podcasts Spotify SoundCloud Stitcher

Episode 97 – Health/Med Tech & Concussion with Dr. Ashleigh Kennedy, CEO & Co-Founder of Neurovine

Care for concussion patients in hospitals and clinics has improved dramatically with the intervention of the many different health/medical technologies available to doctors, researchers, physiotherapists and any practitioner. The importance of technology to the advancement of medical science and practice cannot be over-stated. In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Ashleigh Kennedy, the CEO ...

Episode 96 – Vision Development with Dr. Sarah Hutchens and Vision Therapist Kara Osmond

Changes to vision are some of the most noticeable effects of a brain injury/concussion. Perhaps ironically, I almost fail to notice my own double vision, yet it undoubtedly has a profound effect on my daily life, from balance to reading and much more. Luckily for me, Dr. Sarah Hutchens and Vision Therapist Kara Osmond are ...

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 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 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 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 ...