Michael Jorgensen PhD Student, MSc Psych
Experiences and beliefs surrounding risk behaviours, reporting symptoms, and seeking care for sport-related concussion are shaped by more than just individual athletes. Sport culture and influential stake-holders may have significant influences on psychosoci…

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A concussion injury is incredibly complex. Understanding the foundations of neuroanatomy and function of the brain is crucial to develop practical interventions for rehabilitation. Dr. Johanna Hurtubise joins Katie to discuss her PhD research connecting cognition with movement (cognitive-motor inte…

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In this episode, Felicia and Allie from Keep Your Head Up @keepyourheadupKW share their insight on their experiences seeking support from their friends after their concussions. They share a segment that they have launched on their Instagram called TBI through the eyes of others. Through this series…

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Neuroplasticity one of the first words I remember hearing from my physiotherapist, Jen Shears. Given the importance I place on her words, it is no surprise that “neuroplasticity” has been one of, if not the most recognizable rehab terms for me.

Melissa Medeiros, Registered Occupational Therapist, …

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Lauren has done a three-part, Phoenix Concussion Recovery, series discussing chronic pain. This podcast series is for anyone whether or not they have experienced a head injury!

In the third and final episode of the Chronic Pain series, Lauren talks about noisy neighbours (or, neighbors, as Lauren …

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Brain injury and stroke survivors often have a difficult time in rehab for numerous reasons (some of which were described by Lauren in her latest podcast series on chronic pain). Motus Nova CEO David Wu, and Director of Clinical Research Nick Housley, are trying to address several of these reasons,…

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June is Brain Injury Awareness in Canada and new co-host Tara Bradbury and I talk about all that entails with Michelle McDonald, Executive Director of Brain Injury Canada, and Marina White, President of the Board of NLBIA (Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association).

We talk about the effe…

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Mohammed Mall of Ryerson University in Toronto joins me for episode 67 to talk about spreading concussion awareness and education.

Mohammed Mall is entering his 4th year studying Biology at Ryerson University. Experienced in child care and summer camp settings, along with coaching sports such as s…

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Lauren is doing a three-part, Phoenix Concussion Recovery, series discussing chronic pain. This podcast series is for anyone whether or not they have experienced a head injury!
Check out part one here!
In the second episode, Lauren talks about gatekeepers, wet and dry brains, pain maps and meetings…

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I’ve been doing this podcast since June of 2015 and, although I’ve interviewed many people, I haven’t been joined by an actual co-host. That is where Tara Bradbury comes in! In 2011, Tara wrote a six-part series titled, The Wounded Brain (check back here for link) in the local newspaper, The Telegr…

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On this episode Felicia and Allie from @keepyourheadupKW (Episode 55) share their insight on how brain injury recovery has unexpectedly helped them to cope with the pandemic. They draw from their experiences to share tips and coping strategies they have found helpful and offer inspiration to anyone…

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Lauren begins a three part, Phoenix Concussion Recovery, series discussing chronic pain. This podcast series is for anyone whether or not they have experienced a head injury!

In this first episode, Lauren discusses our own perception of pain and encourages the embrace of the ‘knowledge is power’ m…

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Jenni Diamond and Gabi Kaplan are occupational therapists (OTs) at the Neurology Centre of Toronto (NCT). They join me for episode 64 and we talk about OT, post-concussion difficulties that occupational therapy can address, and how OTs can help.

While Jenni sees adults at NCT, Gabi sees pediatric …

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Edina is the enthusiastic president of the U of T concussion education program (University of Toronto - Concussion Legacy Foundation, Team Up Against Concussions Chapter). Edina and I talk about concussions at U of T and about the great work they're doing (not now, obviously) educating young athlet…

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Kim Furlong owns, and is a physiotherapist at her clinic NL Balance and Dizziness Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada.

As you’d expect, we draw on Kim’s hands on experience and knowledge gleaned from working with patients/clients with balance and dizziness issues, and how …

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I have an informative, interesting and engaging podcast with HeadsupCAN founders, Seth Mendelsohn and Ryan Sutton. The organization began in 2016 with the goal of raising awareness through concussion education and the sharing of experiences. CAN stands for Concussion Advocacy Network.

HeadsupCAN h…

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After almost five years of solo-hosting, I’m joined in my efforts by Charli Skinner. Charli was on episode 56 – Getting There. Our guest is the Executive Director of Brain Injury Canada, Michelle McDonald.

Michelle, Charli and I talk about how those with brain injury, post concussion syndrome (PCS…

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On episode 59, I talk to Natasha Wilch, PT, and Molly Parker, DPT (Molly was also my guest on episode 50) about their journeys to concussion-focused physiotherapy and their approaching webinar! We talk all things concussion and brain injury!

Molly recently, in February 2020, moved to Nanaimo, B.C.…

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On episode 58, I talk to Emily Gittings, Director of the McGill Chapter of Concussion Legacy Foundation. Emily joins me for a very interesting conversation in which we talk about brain injury/concussion, grief, and mental health, among other things!

Concussion/brain injury does not occur instead o…

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On episode 57, I talk to Dr. Jessica Schwartz PT, DPT, CSCS (previously on episode 10). Dr. Schwartz is the host of Concussion Corner Podcast, a national spokeswoman for the American Physical Therapy Association, CEO of Physical Therapy To Go PLLC, and has first-hand experience dealing with her own…

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A mild, moderate, or severe TBI often means many significant changes in every aspect of the injured person’s life. For Charli Skinner, life was full of travel, skiing, sailing, and working for a humanitarian organization in London. However, it was after a fall in her own bathroom that led to her br…

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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 le…

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