Episode 102 – First Mobile, Rapid Test for Concussion (Scott Anderson, SyncThink)

Scott Anderson was on episode 45 introducing many listeners to SyncThink - where he is the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) - and describing their EYE-SYNC technology. Per the new release, "the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance of the EYE-SYNC technology as an Aid to Concussion, or mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) ...

Episode 101 – The Brain on Youth Sports (concussions & CTE with Dr. Julie Stamm)

For the 101st episode of Concussion Talk Podcast my guest is Dr. Julie Stamm. Julie is a clinical assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Wisonsin, a neuroscientist, an athletic trainer, and the author of "The Brain on Youth Sports". She is also an avid fan (University of Wisconsin Badgers Volleyball, for example) and ...

Episode 99 – The “Exit Interview” with Erin, former Coordinator of Programs & Services at NLBIA

On episode 99 I talk to former co-host of this podcast (introduced in episode 73) and former Coordinator of Programs & Services at the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA). Last week, on episode 98, I talked to Cassandra Stockley about her new role and this week I talk to Erin about what she ...

Episode 97 – Health/Med Tech & Concussion with Dr. Ashleigh Kennedy, CEO & Co-Founder of Neurovine

Care for concussion patients in hospitals and clinics has improved dramatically with the intervention of the many different health/medical technologies available to doctors, researchers, physiotherapists and any practitioner. The importance of technology to the advancement of medical science and practice cannot be over-stated. In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Ashleigh Kennedy, the CEO ...

Episode 96 – Vision Development with Dr. Sarah Hutchens and Vision Therapist Kara Osmond

Changes to vision are some of the most noticeable effects of a brain injury/concussion. Perhaps ironically, I almost fail to notice my own double vision, yet it undoubtedly has a profound effect on my daily life, from balance to reading and much more. Luckily for me, Dr. Sarah Hutchens and Vision Therapist Kara Osmond are ...

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 ...