Episode 1 – Post Concussion Syndrome; an interview with Joseph Carere

On the first episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, will introduce the podcast and interview Joseph Carere, a University of Toronto graduate. Joseph Carere has been living with post concussion syndrome for 6 years and has undergone numerous therapies and treatments in the efforts ...

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 ...

…Partners

Felicia and Allie from Keep Your Head Up @keepyourheadupKW 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 an individual’s circle of support following a concussion. In today’s episode Allie and Felicia discuss traumatic brain injury ...

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 ...

Headway UK

On episode 56 of Concussion Talk Podcast I talked to Charli Skinner after reading an article about her brain injury and attitude after such a profound life event. The article was on Headway UK, a UK brain injury association and charity focused on helping individuals after a brain injury. It is an important organization providing support ...

Newfoundland & Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA)

The NLBIA is the brain injury association of my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada. It does a great job of helping as many as it can through a tough time! Through raising awareness and educating the public, the NLBIA aims to identify the needs and thereby improve the quality of life of ...

Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada (CLFC), Ryerson Chapter

This new Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada Chapter at Ryerson University is full of eager students ready to educate others about brain trauma, TBI, concussion, and to learn more themselves! I had the pleasure of interviewing CLFC Ryerson's Mohammed Mall on Episode 67 of Concussion Talk Podcast. He spoke with enthusiasm about what the organization can ...

Phoenix Concussion Recovery

The exciting, engaging, and informative Phoenix Concussion Recovery was co-founded by Lauren Ziaks PT, DPT, ATC and Melinda Roalstad, MS, PAC. On this site they provide valuable, "evidence-based, research and clinically supported information and has been created for concussion education and identification as well as recommendations for early management." Lauren is the host of Phoenix ...

…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 ...