Episode 95 – The Concussion Calculator (Laura Langer of KITE/Toronto Rehab Institute)

Laura Langer is a lead author of the KITE Research Institute study that developed the Concussion Calculator. KITE (Knowledge Innovation Talent Everywhere) is the research arm of Toronto Rehab Institute of UHN (University Health Network). Laura talks about the Calculator, who it's for, how it is meant to be used, the research behind it (including ...

Episode 94 – USA Cheer; Talking Concussions, Cheer, STUNT and more with Laurie Harris & Jim Lord

If you haven't seen cheer, go to YouTube. It's incredible! Athleticism, skill and, perhaps most importantly, trust in teammates are vital. USA Cheer develops interest and grows participation of the sport of cheer - and also STUNT - while also promoting safety and safety education for cheer in the United States. Which explains their ...

Episode 33 – From Athlete to Military; Concussions and Empathy (Blair H.)

Blair H spent 9+ years in the Canadian Forces and was medically released due to the compounded effects of concussions throughout his life. He finished a degree in Human Kinetics this month and will be starting a masters of Physical Therapy this upcoming fall. Blair was previously on Concussion Talk Podcast - Episode 89 Concussion Chats is ...

Episode 92 – Concussion, PCS and Identical Twins Ashley & Amy

As Ashley discusses in this episode and as she discussed in Episode 22 of Concussion Chats, a Monday night game of dodge ball resulted in a concussion that has transformed the way she interacts with the world. It also affects how her identical twin sister Amy and she interact. Erin and I talk to Ashley ...

Episode 31 – Travel, concussion & gut health with longtime group member Gui

Gui is a civil engineer who has been dealing with PCS for 6.5 years and has suffered 10 concussions. He is working now as an autonomous worker part-time and enjoys various outdoor activities and sports, playing piano, reading and travelling. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with ...

Episode 91 – Rethink Speech Therapy with Kara Focht

Seriously though, rethink it! After any brain injury, mild or severe, your speech may be effected , so you therefore may need to see a speech therapist, or speech language pathologist (SLP) . However, as Kara Focht discusses in this podcast, speech is just one of the many areas where an SLP is trained to ...

Episode 30 – Riding the waves of concussion; symptoms and treatment, with Ashley

Here are a few words from Ashley:In April of 2018, I was on vacation in Mexico for a girls/surfing trip. On the second wave of my second day I bailed when my board struck me in the head underwater. I didn’t know what happened at the time, I just know I struggled to get back ...

Episode 29 – Positivity, recognizing symptoms and emotions with Katrina

Katrina.32.Athlete & Entrepreneur.Been playing competitive hockey for 25 years.No known Concussions until a severe hit from behind in hockey March 2019. Didn’t know I was concussed until 10 days later and things spiralled from there. My body shut down. Hospitalized almost a week (endless testing and bright loud environment made it worse). I had to ...

Episode 89 – Concussion/Brain Injury in the Military, Support & Recovery with Blair Hennessey

This podcast and even meeting Blair took longer than was expected when we first connected in January 2020. You know, back when it was easy to meet. We were going to meet at my favourite local restaurant, Quintanas, but then there was a huge snowstorm that shut down the city. About six weeks later the ...

Episode 88 – Nutrition Post-Concussion with Stephen Gurr (Premier Athletic Therapy & Sports Medicine)

An Australian who finds himself on the other side of the planet, Stephen Gurr is a nutritionist at Premier Athletic Therapy & Sports Medicine in St. John's, NL, Canada. He has also brought with him his wealth of knowledge about the importance of nutrition, for not only athletes, but for anyone! Stephen and I discuss ...