Episode 17 – Concussion, meditation, and trying different therapies (Jordan)

Jordan is a Personal Trainer and a Chronic Illness Coach who has fully recovered from a Traumatic Brain Injury as well as Chronic Lyme Disease. Jordan uses his social media platforms to show what life can be like post-recovery and how to get there. Jordan believes in the power of the mind and swears by ...

Episode 5 – Snowboarding, soccer, multiple concussions, with Tate Paul

On the fifth episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, interviews Tate Paul. Tate grew up snowboarding and playing soccer, and has sustained multiple concussions. Tate also speaks to her experience playing soccer in Maine on an athletic scholarship, and how submaximal exercise has contributed ...

Episode 79 – Making Headway Podcast (Mariah Morgan & Eryn Martin)

Eryn and Mariah were good friends, then Mariah was brain injured, then Eryn was brain injured. Now they're good friends with a podcast! Inspired by their own, unique, but bonding experiences! Check out Mariah and Eryn on Making Headway Podcast! Subscribe and review! Concussion Talk Podcast is available on: YouTube iTunes/Apple Podcasts Spotify SoundCloud Stitcher

Episode 16 – Knowing nothing about it until you have to figure it out (Laura G.)

...And seeing the positives. Laura Grabe has been playing basketball since she was 10. While playing basketball, she has suffered three concussions. While sometimes it has been tough, there is always a bright side. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. ...

Episode 14 – Concussion/TBI, Disability, and the workplace (Claudia)

Claudia is a human resources professional, diversity and inclusive advocate, longtime volunteer in the Montreal community, and a concussion survivor. In the process of returning to work she's been faced with some challenges, but has also learned something about reasonable accommodations and disclosure of a medical condition. She hopes others can benefit from her experience, ...

Episode 13 – Goals, goal setting & taking time (Wendy)

Wendy is a retired teacher who has been dealing with chronic pain for more than 30 years and persistent symptoms of concussion for the past 3.5 years. She will be sharing some of the information she has gathered, as well as coping strategies she uses to help her manage both conditions. We discuss goals, resting, and ...

Episode 4 – Hockey, competition, concussion, & being honest, with Nick Eustace

On the fourth episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, interviews Nick Eustace, a graduate of Western University who has extensive experience with concussions. Growing up playing competitive hockey, Nick sustained many concussions, but it was a few major concussions which ultimately led to the ...

Episode 12 – Acceptance & Reducing Self-blame (Louis)

Louis, currently enrolled at Carleton University, is a former Rugby player, and athlete, who retired prematurely due to numerous concussions. He now spends his time playing and listening to music, reading and working out. We discuss acceptance and self-blame after concussion. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, ...

Interview Series Episode 1 -Dr. Hilary Duncan, neuropsychologist

Dr. Hilary Duncan is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years of professional experience, including 8 years at Concordia University where she completed specialized training in neuropsychological assessment. Her training includes positions at the ADHD Clinic of the Royal Victoria Hospital, The Jewish General Hospital Memory Clinic, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital Neurorehabilitation Unit in ...

Episode 11 – Finding joy after a brain injury (Baillie A.)

Baillie Aaron credits getting hit by a car with launching her on a journey toward finding her inner joy. As a former CEO, she learned to let go of control and to allow, accept and flow with the present moment. She looks forward to sharing the many healing modalities she tried - from somatic experiencing, ...