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 ...

The Concussion OTs

I had the pleasure of talking to Jenni and Gabi, The Concussion OTs, in early May, for episode 64 of Concussion Talk Podcast. They had started their Instagram page a few weeks earlier, and not only do they have enthusiasm for their work as Occupational Therapists at the Neurology Centre of Toronto, but they have ...

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 ...

…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 ...

Episode 70 – Neuroplasticity (Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic, Melissa Medeiros)

Neuroplasticity one of the first words I remember hearing from my physiotherapist, Jen Shears. Given the importance I place on her words, it is no surprise that "neuroplasticity" has been one of, if not the most recognizable rehab terms for me. Melissa Medeiros, Registered Occupational Therapist, and Clinical Operations Supervisor of Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic, as ...

Episode 16 – Phoenix Concussion Recovery (Chronic Pain, Part 3/3)

Lauren has done a three-part, Phoenix Concussion Recovery, series discussing chronic pain. This podcast series is for anyone whether or not they have experienced a head injury! Check out part one & part two In the third and final episode of the Chronic Pain series, Lauren talks about noisy neighbours (or, neighbors, as Lauren would spell it), ...

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 ...