Episode 3 – Alexa Dipersio; concussion and future plans

Alexandra is a 2nd year student at University of Toronto and has been suffering from PCS (post concussion syndrome/persistent concussion symptoms/prolonged concussion symptoms) for 6 and a half years. Although she was forced to stop dancing, she has continued her love of performance by acting and singing in her room all the while trying to ...

Episode 2 – Diet, Pandemic, Symptoms; a Concussion Experience with Nicola Bijvoet

On the second episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, will interview Nicola Bijvoet, a University of Toronto Rotman Commerce student. Nicola sustained a concussion 5 months ago and is still experiencing symptoms. She has been maintaining an anti-inflammatory diet with the intention of improving ...

Episode 2 – Kristine Freelund, alternative modalities

Kristine is an mTBI survivor who found power in brain entrainment and alternative modalities. Part of her mission now is to help other TBI survivors on their journey to find strength in their new normal. Instagram: @tbithriver Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick ...

Episode 1 – Speaker, Emily Fraser, Support Group, & Discussion

Welcome to the first episode of Concussion Chats - the podcast of McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation! They hold concussion support groups twice weekly via Zoom; Monday at 7pm ET, Thursday at 10am ET . Anyone is welcome. Check out the podcast description for more info! Emily Fraser shares about the top 10 things that ...

Episode 71 – Concussion Comunicación (@latinxats; Dr. Alejandra Merriman y Oscar Lopez-Huerta LAT, ATC)

I completed Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) in 2014, but geography, along with other circumstances, mean that my exposure to Spanish is limited, and I'm far from fluent. Nevertheless, it was a great course, I learned a lot, it wouldn't take long to get up to speed, and at the very least it's not indecipherable. ...

Episode 5 – Passport to Concussion Recovery: Collaborative Care with Dr Shannon Bauman

Dr. Shannon Bauman, Medical Director of Concussion North (Barrie, ON)BS, BScN, MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med. Each patient’s journey to concussion recovery is different. The complexity of a concussion injury alone can be overwhelming and difficult for individuals to understand, let alone monitoring the trajectory of their recovery that can include several practitioners. Dr Shannon Bauman, ...

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

Welcome to 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 ...

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 ...