I am joined by Dr. Daniel Rafie, a UCLA BrainSPORT Sports Neurologist! As the host of The BrainSPORT Podcast at Steve Tisch UCLA Health, Dan goes by Adel. We talk about The UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program, directed by Dr. Chris Giza; concussion, brain injury (briefly delving into dysautonomia) …

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Steven Broglio, PhD, gives us an all encompassing look at the University of Michigan Concussion Center and talks about the extensive research and outreach that goes into the great work of the Center. The University of Michigan has a student population of about 51,000 as well as a popular and top-le…

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Just me this week, thanking everybody for their support, including @HeadCheck Health ! Also to ask you to visit my website, the "Store" link and to consider buying any of the many items on my @teepublic Store page!
To potential advertisers or sponsors, please reach out to me via my website, https:…

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"Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and Professor Emeritus at UNC Charlotte. He was on the th core faculty for 42 years, and retired in June 2018. Dr. Tedeschi has published numerous articles and books on the concept of posttraumatic growth that he helped to develop [along with Dr.…

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Charmaine Noronha, a freelance journalist, a former longtime reporter with The Associated Press and HuffPost Canada, had a concussion that, after experiencing the new, surprising symptoms and researching, she wrote an article in Canadian magazine, Chatelaine; I Got A Concussion From A Yoga Accident…

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On episode 133 Dr. James Vanlandingham talks about how his work as a physiotherapist and his severe traumatic brain injury led him to a doctorate in Molecular Neuroscience and then post-doc work in Behavioural Neuroscience, and how all of this led him to his idea for the treatment of acute brain in…

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Sept. 4, 2022

Ep 132

Lauren Ziaks/Phoenix Concussion Recovery is back! On this episode, Lauren re-takes her role as podcast host for Phoenix Concussion Recovery as Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurological Content Coordinator, and DPT Jenna Tucker and she share their expertise into dysautonomia. In particular, they di…

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I will be taking a few weeks off and in the meantime, I want mention that my bike trip across Canada was 20 years ago, in the summer of 2002. Please check out my YouTube Channel for the playlist of all 66 days. They're very short episodes that I did in 2018, and as difficult as my speech might be t…

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On episode 131, I talk to author and audio documentary creator Hana Walker-Brown. We discuss her new book "A Delicate Game" about brain injury in sport and about how it's felt around the world. We also talk about Hana's 2019 Audible Podcast "The Beautiful Brain" where she looked at how attitudes a…

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Jamie MoCrazy is a former X-Games athlete who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, putting her in a 10-day coma, while competing in free skiing in Whistler. We talk about her journey and her involvement in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research. 

Jamie hopes to educate and raise awarenes…

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Thank you so much to Cassandra and Miriam of the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA) for hosting Concussion Talk Podcast during June, Brain Injury Awareness Month!

I'm back as host for episode 129 and my guest is Prof. Isabelle Gagnon who teaches neurorehabilitation and pedi…

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Erica Norman has an incredible story! She began her professional life as a mechanical engineer in oil & gas, survived a stroke, and after seeing the powerful impact her physiotherapistsiri (PTs) had on her recovery and well-being, Erica switched her focus to becoming a PT and helping others at …

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On the third episode in Brain Injury Awareness Month, Cassandra and Miriam talk to physiotherapist (PT) Jake Warren of NL Balance & Dizziness Centre. Through his athletic background and his training as a PT, Jake is well aware of the effects of brain injury and how to help! Physiotherapy at the…

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Ashley is no stranger to this podcast, but in case you missed any of her past "appearances" - since it's an audio podcast, she didn't really appear. I guess "her past vocalizations", but that's more of a singing thing! I work on it! I digress...Ashley is the owner of Premier Athletic Therapy in St.…

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In Cassandra and Miriam's (Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association, NLBIA) first episode as Brain Injury Awareness Month's co-hosts, they talk to Dr. Michelle Ploughman about her Recovery and Performance Lab in St. John's, NL, Canada. Dr. Ploughman's lab is doing extremely interesting, n…

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After several years away I am again volunteering on the board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA). June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada and I would like to ask listeners to please support and consider donating to the NLBIA (by email info@nlbia.ca or by callin…

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Rosie Mangan is an Irish scientist researching insect pests. Since her brain injury she's become a committed advocate for access to neurorehabilitation services. I chatted with Rosie about ABI Ireland, her advocacy of the right to rehab, about her own neurorehabilitation and a couple of questions a…

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Dr. Leslie Ray Matthew is a very experienced trauma surgeon, an expert in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and in vitamin D - which Dr. Matthews points out should be called 'hormone D'. We talk about how vitamin D can be used, in conjunction with important treatments and therapies, to assist, potential…

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This is a recording of Dr. Alain Ptito's talk to the Concussion Legacy Foundation - McGill Chapter support group. This is an excellent primer on concussion and post concussion syndrome/persistent concussion symptoms (PCS).He covered a few stats regarding occurrence and symptoms as well as his resea…

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Co-founders Felicia and Allie of the Keep Your Head Up Foundation share some of the new and exciting projects the organization has been working towards! They also share insights and accomplishments from the first 4 months of Keep Your Head Up’s Mindful Moments programming!

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April 26, 2022

MYndspan & MEG

MYndspan is a startup in the UK that aims to ameliorate brain health. It has been looking hard at concussions and what they and their technology can do to improve outcomes. I talk with co-founder and Chief Financial Officer Caitlin Baltzer and Chief Scientific Officer Ben Dunkley to discuss; the co…

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The Straz Strong Foundation is focused on improving the lives of those with physical and mental disabilities and there is no better ambassador/inspiration than Ryan Straschnitzki! Ryan's amazing attitude shines through as we talk about #rehabilitation, #sledgehockey, and his goal of playing at the …

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The Straz Strong Foundation is focused on improving the lives of those with physical and mental disabilities and there is no better ambassador/inspiration than Ryan Straschnitzki! Ryan's amazing attitude shines through as we talk about #rehabilitation, #sledgehockey, and his goal of playing at the …

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