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 ...

Concussion Compass

Two physiotherapists with a remarkable breadth of knowledge about concussion have created a site, and a program, designed to support anyone going through post concussion syndrome (PCS). Concussion Compass was created by Natasha Wilch, a physiotherapist who has dedicated her career to helping people recovering from concussion, and Molly Parker, a physical therapist who, after ...

U of T Concussion Legacy Foundation

The University of Toronto's Chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation is filled by students who want to educate the public about concussion and brain injury, primarily through presentations to schools and groups. I had the pleasure of talking to President of Concussion Legacy UofT, Edina Bijvoet, on episode 63 of Concussion Talk Podcast. I hope, ...

McGill’s Concussion Education Program

I was first made aware of this organization on Instagram and interviewed Emily Gittings in March, just before everything shutdown - we talk a little about it - on episode 58 of Concussion Talk Podcast! I also attended - online, of course - two of the very inclusive and open sessions of their Concussion Support ...

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 ...

Keep Your Head Up

Allie Harrison and Felicia Corrado formed Keep Your Head Up "to improve traumatic brain injury (TBI) recovery, including concussion, through a community-based platform providing education, empowerment, and social connection." They've created an encouraging, educational, and empowering organization! Read their posts on Instagram and Facebook! They've started a podcast series on Concussion Talk Podcast as well, "TBI ...

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 ...

Episode 67 – Ryerson Concussion Legacy Foundation Chapter (Mohammed Mall, concussion awareness)

Mohammed Mall of Ryerson University in Toronto joins me for episode 67 to talk about spreading concussion awareness and education. Mohammed Mall is entering his 4th year studying Biology at Ryerson University. Experienced in child care and summer camp settings, along with coaching sports such as soccer, hockey, and basketball. To learn more about Mohammed’s ...

Episode 63 – Team Up Against Concussions U of T (Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada, Edina Bijvoet, President)

Edina is the enthusiastic president of the U of T concussion education program (University of Toronto - Concussion Legacy Foundation, Team Up Against Concussions Chapter). Edina and I talk about concussions at U of T and about the great work they're doing (not now, obviously) educating young athletes and young students about concussions; the ...