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 ...

Episode 81 – Two Different Stories, One Book (Ethan O’Brien & Dr. Sasha Blaskovich)

On episode 81 Erin and I talk to Ethan O'Brien and Dr. Sasha Blaskovich. Although each have unique concussion stories, and followed different paths, the two came together to co-author, Dr. B's Concussion Breakthrough (a #1 Amazon Best Selling Book)! We discuss their stories, concussion symptoms, Dr. Blaskovich's practice and why they wrote a book ...

Episode 74 – Post Concussion Syndrome and Being Happy (Ryan Phillips)

On episode 74, Erin and I talk to Ryan Phillips as he delves into his love of hockey, concussions that derailed his burgeoning career as a pro hockey player, and his subsequent off-ice challenges. Ryan talks about his ongoing experience with PCS (post concussion syndrome), how he deals with it, and his focus on improvement; ...

Episode 6 – Marion Gittings; Social Work, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Suicide Awareness

*Trigger Warning* Suicide is discussed in this episode Marion earned a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked as a social worker since 1992 in the areas of housing security, mental health ...

Episode 72 – Concussion & Post Concussion Syndrome as a teen/pre-teen (Alexandra Di Persio)

Alexa Di Persio was 12 years old when she was diagnosed with a concussion. Now, six and a half years later, she has entered her second year at the University of Toronto in French and Drama, but still dealing with post concussion syndrome (PCS). Alexa talks about the challenges PCS has presented, both now as well ...

Episode 4 – Dane Wagner; PCS, Football, Insight, Acceptance

Dane is a former Mcgill University linebacker and recent grad who stopped playing football due to concussions. Dane now spends his free time running, playing volleyball, exploring new music and recipes. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast ...