Episode 13 – Goals, goal setting & taking time (Wendy)

Wendy is a retired teacher who has been dealing with chronic pain for more than 30 years and persistent symptoms of concussion for the past 3.5 years. She will be sharing some of the information she has gathered, as well as coping strategies she uses to help her manage both conditions. We discuss goals, resting, and ...

Episode 4 – Hockey, competition, concussion, & being honest, with Nick Eustace

On the fourth episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, interviews Nick Eustace, a graduate of Western University who has extensive experience with concussions. Growing up playing competitive hockey, Nick sustained many concussions, but it was a few major concussions which ultimately led to the ...

Episode 12 – Acceptance & Reducing Self-blame (Louis)

Louis, currently enrolled at Carleton University, is a former Rugby player, and athlete, who retired prematurely due to numerous concussions. He now spends his time playing and listening to music, reading and working out. We discuss acceptance and self-blame after concussion. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, ...

Episode 11 – Finding joy after a brain injury (Baillie A.)

Baillie Aaron credits getting hit by a car with launching her on a journey toward finding her inner joy. As a former CEO, she learned to let go of control and to allow, accept and flow with the present moment. She looks forward to sharing the many healing modalities she tried - from somatic experiencing, ...

Episode 10 – Understanding & Learning about TBI (Marc P.)

Marc suffered a concussion almost 9 years ago playing basketball. He has been collecting ways of dealing with his symptoms ever since. He is an educator in a learning centre, a part-time professor and a proud father. A short description, but an excellent, inward looking talk. Marc understands that the brain injury journey is not so ...

Episode 9 – Concussions, allopathic medicine, holistic medicine (David B.)

David first became injured in August of 2006 following 2 mTBIs within 10-minutes. He also suffers from fibromyalgia and PTSD amoungst other injuries and damages. Learning to free himself form an unhelpful medical system was the best move he ever made and it kept him alive to this day. He works as an energy and ...

Episode 3 – Concussion stories, insight & inspiration with Sophia Gutierrez

On the third episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, will interview Sophia Gutierrez, a University of Toronto Kinesiology student. Sophia has sustained 2 concussions, and shares her concussion story with listeners. Although Sophia has an extensive sport background, one of her concussions was actually ...

Episode 76 – Talking Brain Injury, Concussion Awareness & Recovery with Curtis Anderson

On episode 76 of Concussion Talk Podcast, Erin and I talk to Curtis Anderson about concussion awareness and how being aware is so important in averting another brain injury. Curtis talks about his how his brain injury occurred in at a rodeo bull riding competition just weeks after he sustained a concussion also while bull ...

Episode 8 – Neuro optometric rehab & neuro-plasticity (Cathy E.G.)

Cathy is a five-year survivor of traumatic brain injury that works as a key player for a variety of different types of companies. She is passionate about neuroscience and TBI recovery. She will be sharing her story of overcoming adversity through self-advocacy and about her recovery that has been centered around neuro-optometric rehabilitation. Cathy is the ...

Episode 7 – Additive brain injuries, medical and holistic treatments (Refael Hileman)

Refael Hileman grew up in Seattle and now lives in Silver Spring, MD. He studied many different areas in college, majoring in dance. His career has been in various IT and business capacities. He enjoys singing, cycling, reading, kettlebells, and ultimate frisbee when it's available. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for ...