Episode 28 – The importance of community & celebrating the small things with Ellen

In summer 2019, Ellen got a Tbi while biking home in Ottawa. She will be sharing her insight while dealing with ongoing PCS. Ellen will discuss her experiences such as going back to school, accepting her new reality, the importance of celebrating the small things, and how she redefined success. She strongly believes in the ...

Interview Series Episode 2 – Dr. David Ellemberg, neuropsychologist

Dr. David Ellemburg is a neuropsychologist researcher at University of Montreal. Dr. Ellemburg is focused on understanding the organization and functional plasticity of the human brain during its development, recovery from brain injury and the limits of this plasticity In this episode he discusses what research is currently working on in regards to TBI and ...

Episode 15 – Severe Traumatic Brain Injury & Motivation (Curtis A.)

Curtis is a motivational speaker, who shares his stories and recovery journey of being an extremely severe traumatic brain injury survivor. On his Instagram, he consistently posts about different activities/challenges that he does to measure his recovery and to motivate others. His Instagram handle is @curtisanderson6 Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students ...

Episode 78 – Intimate Partner Violence & Traumatic Brain Injury

In this important podcast, Dr. Angela Colantonio, Lin Haag, Karen Mason, Dr. Paul Van Donkelaar, Lauren Ziaks (Phoenix Concussion Recovery), ABI Reasearch Lab, and the SOAR Project, discuss the intimate partner violence (IPV) and the all-too-often ignored connection with traumatic brain injury (TBI)! Sophia Gutierez - episode 3 of BRANIAC podcast - was instrumental in ...

Episode 75 – Helping out at Memorial University of Newfoundland Med School

On episode 75 Erin interviews me about being a Standardized Patient at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) Med School (St. John's, NL, Canada). I've been doing this since 2018, thanks to my GP Dr. Jessica Bishop. It's an excellent program where second year medical students are able to interact/"examine" people with interesting histories and conditions, ...

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 ...

Keep Your Head Up

Allie Harrison and Felicia Corrado formed Keep Your Head Up "to improve traumatic brain injury (TBI) recovery, including concussion, through a community-based platform providing education, empowerment, and social connection." They've created an encouraging, educational, and empowering organization! Read their posts on Instagram and Facebook! They've started a podcast series on Concussion Talk Podcast as well, "TBI ...

Episode 55 – Keep Your Head Up (Allie & Felicia, concussion education)

On episode 55, I chat with Allie and Felicia of Keep Your Head Up. Both women sustained concussions while they were playing sports in high school; Allie playing rugby, Felicia, ringette. Both studied public health/health sciences at the University of Waterloo and now intend to share what they've learned about concussion through education and experience, ...

Episode 13 – Concussion in Women & Girls (Meaghan Adams, Katie Mitchell, Lauren Ziaks)

The important differences between men and women are apparent in other aspects of life and health, yet they have been conspicuously absent as part of concussion and brain injury research! Although very important, the differences remain under-appreciated! Episode 53 of Concussion Talk Podcast/episode 13 of Phoenix Concussion Recovery Podcast will hopefully morph into a series all ...

Episode 53 – Concussion in Women & Girls (Meaghan Adams, Katie Mitchell, Lauren Ziaks)

The important differences between men and women are apparent in other aspects of life and health, yet they have been conspicuously absent as part of concussion and brain injury research! Although very important, the differences remain under-appreciated! Episode 53 of Concussion Talk Podcast/episode 13 of Phoenix Concussion Recovery Podcast will hopefully morph into a series all ...