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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March 23, 2022

Episode 2 (Goulet)

Interview with Dr. Kristian Goulet, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Concussion Clinic, Pediatric Sports Medicine Clinic of Ottawa

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March 23, 2022

Intro

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In 2014, I published my ebook, Detour, on Leanpub. Since that time I have sold 87 and 9 have gone for free using an ongoing coupon I created (see the previous link). We talk about Leanpub; the benefits to authors and readers, and how it is such a great, accessible way for anyone to get their story …

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On episode 26 of Concussion Talk Podcast I talk to Dr. Carmela Tartaglia. A concussion researcher and neurologist at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre's Memory Clinic in Toronto, in July 2016, Dr. Tartaglia was awarded the Marion and Gerald Soloway Professorship in Brain Injury and Concussion Researc…

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On episode 25 of Concussion Talk Podcast, I talk to Rowan Stringer's father, Gordon. Rowan was 17 years old and a very active multi-sport athlete who died after sustaining two concussions in less than a week while playing high school rugby in Ottawa. Gordon's wife, Kathleen, and he are vocal propon…

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I call it Episode 29 of Concussion Talk Podcast because it's easier to sort that way. However, it's really it's own 'stand-alone' podcast with Phoenix Concussion Recovery's Lauren Ziaks, DPT, Teresa Butler Wellness's Teresa Butler, and Concussion Talk's me, Nick Mercer.

We will be talking yoga, es…

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On episode 28 of Concussion Talk Podcast I talk to Ashley Hiscock, an athletic therapist at founder of Premier Athletic Therapy in St. John's, NL, Canada, and a coach of  Memorial University Cheerleading, a team won first place in the Premier All-Girl Division at the 2018 International Cheer Union …

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On episode 34 of Concussion Talk Podcast I talk to Taher, Caitlin, Donna, and Mona, the Medical Director, Occupational Therapist, and Optometrist for York Region Concussion Clinic, respectively.
This week sees the launch of their first concussion podcast series, Concussion 101. We talk about concu…

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On episode 27 of Concussion Talk Podcast I talk to physiotherapist Siobhan Karam, who was on this podcast last year to recap the first Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) Concussion Symposium. This year, Siobhan recaps the second annual Concussion Symposium and also discusses SPC's Concussion Locker R…

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