HeadCheck Health

My podcast sponsor and a brilliant company! HeadCheck Health is a company utterly focused on concussion and brain injury. From the outset their goal was "to build better concussion testing tools and a platform that could incorporate all aspects of concussion management in one place." That being said, they make tremendous software for that purpose! I ...

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 64 – The Concussion OTs (Occupational Therapy, Jenni Diamond, Gabi Kaplan, Neurology Centre of Toronto)

Jenni Diamond and Gabi Kaplan are occupational therapists (OTs) at the Neurology Centre of Toronto (NCT). They join me for episode 64 and we talk about OT, post-concussion difficulties that occupational therapy can address, and how OTs can help. While Jenni sees adults at NCT, Gabi sees pediatric clients. They discuss issues they often sees in ...

Episode 59 – Concussion Treatment & more (Molly Parker, DPT & Natasha Wilch, PT)

On episode 59, I talk to Natasha Wilch, PT, and Molly Parker, DPT (Molly was also my guest on episode 50) about their journeys to concussion-focused physiotherapy and their approaching webinar! We talk all things concussion and brain injury! Molly recently, in February 2020, moved to Nanaimo, B.C. to work with Natasha on both her own ...

Episode 57 – Concussion Corner Podcast & host (Dr. Jessica Schwartz, PT, DPT, CSCS)

On episode 57, I talk to Dr. Jessica Schwartz PT, DPT, CSCS (previously on episode 10). Dr. Schwartz is the host of Concussion Corner Podcast, a national spokeswoman for the American Physical Therapy Association, CEO of Physical Therapy To Go PLLC, and has first-hand experience dealing with her own concussion. We talk about Dr. Schwartz's ...

Episode 55 – Keep Your Head Up (Allie & Felicia, concussion education)

On episode 55, I chat with Allie and Felicia of Keep Your Head Up. Both women sustained concussions while they were playing sports in high school; Allie playing rugby, Felicia, ringette. Both studied public health/health sciences at the University of Waterloo and now intend to share what they've learned about concussion through education and experience, ...

Episode 50 – Navigating Concussions (Molly Parker, PT, DPT)

This podcast is about Navigating Concussions with Molly Parker, PT, DPT. Molly has had Post Concussion Syndrome and a sensorimotor disorder for 7 years. Dr. Parker now uses a plethora of research, community engagement, and her ability to communicate via social media, to help others who have had a concussion to move forward. Dr. Parker ...

Episode 46 – ImPACT Applications and HeadCheck Health partnership (Michael Wahlster & Harrison Brown)

On episode 46 of Concussion Talk Podcast I talk to Michael Wahlster, CEO ImPACT Applications, and Harrison Brown, CEO HeadCheck Health, about their new partnership to improve concussion screening, assessment, and management. Both companies aim to improve concussion management and are partnering to provide ImPACT Applications' concussion assessment tools via HeadCheck Health. “We are excited to ...

Episode 45 – Scott Anderson (CCO, SyncThink, describing EYE SYNC technology)

Scott Anderson is the CCO (Chief Clinical Officer) of SyncThink, a company founded by neurosurgeon Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, that produces the EYE-SYNC device - a technology that uses eye-tracking and virtual reality to diagnose fatigue and brain impairments. It’s currently in use by 3 NBA Teams, the Pac-12 Athletic Conference of the NCAA, and 2 ...

Episode 44 – Shannon Busta (digital journalist, wrote about her concussion and new perspective)

Shannon Busta is my guest on episode 44 of Concussion Talk Podcast. On June 14, 2019, Shannon wrote "How my concussion changed my relationship with success" for the Globe and Mail, about the concussion she sustained in the fall of 2017. She writes about how that concussion changed her life, her thoughts and goals for ...