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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Daniel Carcillo is Founder and CEO of Wesana Health (Wesana Health on LinkedIn). He is also a former professional NHL hockey player, @Car BombBoom13 on Tiwtter, winning two Stanley Cups with the Chicago Blackhawks. It was during Daniel's time playing pro hockey that he was diagnosed withe seven co…

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Daniel Carcillo is Founder and CEO of Wesana Health (Wesana Health on LinkedIn). He is also a former professional NHL hockey player, known as Car Bomb, winning two Stanley Cups with the Chicago Blackhawks. It was during Daniel's time playing pro hockey that he was diagnosed withe seven concussions.…

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It looks like an over-ambitious topic for one podcast, nevertheless Dr. Michelle Ploughman studies those issues everyday as the Canadian Research Chair in Rehabilitation, Neuroplasticity and Brain Recovery. Michelle's training in and love for physiotherapy shines through as her research primarily f…

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It looks like an over-ambitious topic for one podcast, nevertheless Dr. Michelle Ploughman studies those issues everyday as the Canadian Research Chair in Rehabilitation, Neuroplasticity and Brain Recovery. Michelle's training in and love for physiotherapy shines through as her research primarily f…

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I talk to Ethan and Zac from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. They re-introduce us to the Queen's Concussion Awareness Committee - QCAC (episode 49 with Katie Bohn, 2020, pre-COVID) and talk about concussions at Queen's and in Kingston. We also discuss the new Queen's Concussion Podcast, of…

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In this month’s episode of Brainiac, Stefan is joined by PhD. student Mike Jorgensen! Stefan and Mike start the episode discussing the different levels of injury prevention and why secondary prevention is common in concussion research. Next, Mike explains his research focusing on the Blue Card rule…

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March 23, 2022

Episode 4 (Concussion U)

Talking to Justin Murphy of Concussion-U, an interest group founded by medical students at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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March 23, 2022

Episode 3 (van Asten)

I talk to Calgary Flames' Strength & Conditioning Coach, Ryan van Asten, about how he trains players, concussed players, and what he's noticed about training concussed athletes during his career.

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