Episode 107 – Concussion Rehab from High School to Pro with Lenore Herget, PT, DPT

Dr. Lenore Herget joins me to talk about her work as a PT, DPT at Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Medicine. Lenore treats concussed athletes from high school to pro; she is a member of the New England Patriots Medical Staff and serves as the Concussion Rehabilitation Consultant to the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, New ...

Episode 2.2 – Coaches & Athletes; In It Together Against Concussions with UofT Volleyball Coach, Kristine Drakich

On this month’s episode of Brainiac we are joined by Kristine Drakich, Head Coach of the U of T Women’s Volleyball Team. Coach Drakich provides a unique perspective on the role that coaches play in fostering a team culture that prioritizes concussion awareness and encourages the reporting of injury. Stefan and Coach Drakich also take ...

Episode 106 – Surfing & Brain Injury/Concussion/PCS with Bjorn Hazelquist (Strength in Pain Foundation)

Surfing is a sport that lends itself quite obviously to spills and if you watch any amount of it, it's fairly easy to see why surfers are no strangers to dangerous situations! Bjorn Hazelquist is a surfer on the pro qualification circuit, and has started the Strength in Pain Foundation to both raise awareness ...

Episode 104 – Brain Injury Research; PCS, CTE, sport & Australia (Associate Prof Alan Pearce)

Associate Professor Alan Pearce of La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, Neuro Sports Labs, and the Australian Sports Brain Bank is a trove of knowledge and current information about brain injury, including concussion, CTE, persistent concussion symptoms (PCS), especially regarding Australian sports. We discuss all of that and more, including, psychological issues often seen after ...

Episode 103 – Concussion Corner Academy (Dr. Jessica Schwartz, PT, DPT, CSCS)

Jessica Schwartz PT, DPT, CSCS is an award winning Physical Therapist, a national spokeswoman for the American Physical Therapy Association, host of the Concussion Corner Podcast, founder of the Concussion Corner Academy®, and a post-concussion syndrome survivor, advocate and concussion educator. Jess has twice previously been a guest on Concussion Talk Podcast on episode 10 ...

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 26 – Loss of identity, positive attitude, and finding help with Jaclyn

Jaclyn is a 23 year old who, in 2019, received multiple concussions in a 5 month span ending her college soccer career and leading her to PCS. She will be sharing her experience on finishing college despite these circumstances, dealing with loss of identity, the importance of finding the right health care professional, as ...

Episode 24 – PCS, life changes, self-advocacy with Nick K.

Nick is a 2x TBI survivor, currently battling PCS and an online nutritional coach and will be sharing his story and hopefully a few tips and tricks for recovery and managing PCS. We talk about what "in your head" means, about being your own best advocate, documenting recovery and more! Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted ...

Episode 84 – The Post Concussion Podcast with Bella Paige

Bella Paige was just recently on Concussion Chats where she discussed her 10 + concussions! Bella is the owner of Post Concussion Inc., and the host of The Post Concussion Podcast. We talk about her concussions, what she found challenging, what, if anything, were the differences between concussions, what having a concussion focused podcast is ...

Episode 21 – Therapy comes in different forms! Art & PCS with Allison

Allison is a therapist, author, wife, mother of 2 teenagers, breast cancer and post-concussion syndrome survivor, volunteer in her community, and now, artist. She lives in a small town north of Boston and enjoys bodysurfing in the cold New England water (more carefully now), occasionally hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and looks ...