On episode 81 Erin and I talk to Ethan O'Brien and Dr. Sasha Blaskovich. Although each have unique concussion stories, and followed different paths, the two came together to co-author, "Dr. B's Concussion Breakthrough" (a #1 Amazon Best Selling Book)! We discuss their stories, concussion symptoms, …

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On episode 80, Erin and I talk to Michael Kaplen of De Caro & Kaplen, a law firm in New York that specializes in brain injury. We talk to Michael about his legal background that lead him to a focus on brain injury, and what he has learned along the way, including his years as president of the Brain…

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March 22, 2022

KYHU Wellness Plan

In this podcast Allie and Felicia of the Keep Your Head Up Foundation chat with Sarah HBSc, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont.) about how people recovering from concussion or brain injury can use their wellness plan tool to support their mental and physical wellbeing through recovery. Tune in to find different wa…

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In this episode Erin and I talk to Ella Sofia, who is a Habit Coach and content creator at www.retrainyourbrain.ca. In January 2008, at age 14, Ella suffered a hemorrhagic stroke due to an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) rupture in her cerebellum. Ella now specializes in the mind's role in habit c…

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In this episode Erin and I talk to Shana De Caro, the Chairwoman of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). Shana talks about the important mission of the organization; the resources available to brain injury survivors and caregivers, including what to expect for adults and children, whethe…

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Bella Paige was just recently on Concussion Chats where she discussed her 10 + concussions! Bella is the owner of Post Concussion Inc., and the host of The Post Concussion Podcast. We talk about her concussions, what she found challenging, what, if anything, were the differences between concussions…

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Dr. Frances Skinner is a Senior Scientist of Computational Neuroscience at the Krembil Brain Institute's Krembil Research Institute. My first question, of course, was 'what is computational neuroscience?' I had seen a tweet from Krembil Brain Institute in which Dr. Skinner was tagged or to which sh…

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Visit www.concussiontalk.com for the link to the course Lauren Ziaks, DPT, and I did on Listenable. Thank you for all of your support.

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Founded in 2000, ABI Ireland, helps the roughly 19,000 people who are brain injured in Ireland each year, by being the leading provider of community based rehabilitation services for those with an acquired brain injury (ABI).
"Barbara is best known for her vision to create specialist neuro-rehabili…

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TeachAids is a social venture that grew out of Stanford and Dr. Piya Sorcar's doctoral work. "This effort grew into a collaborative consortium of world-class experts from disciplines including education, medicine, communications, technology, and design thinking. The Institutional Review Board-appro…

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An Australian who finds himself on the other side of the planet, Stephen Gurr is a nutritionist at Premier Athletic Therapy & Sports Medicine in St. John's, NL, Canada. He has also brought with him his wealth of knowledge about the importance of nutrition, for not only athletes, but for anyone! Ste…

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This podcast and even meeting Blair took longer than was expected when we first connected in January 2020. You know, back when it was easy to meet. We were going to meet at my favourite local restaurant, Quintanas, but then there was a huge snowstorm that shut down the city. About six weeks later t…

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As Ashley discusses in this episode and as she discussed in Episode 22 of Concussion Chats, a Monday night game of dodge ball resulted in a concussion that has transformed the way she interacts with the world. It also affects how her identical twin sister Amy and she interact. Erin and I talk to As…

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Jenna is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, specifically in the Abilities Research Center. We talk about new tech and innovation in rehab, notably neuro rehab, and how it is used by DPTs, physiotherapists, researchers and others to help patients in their re…

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Sylvie was on a scooter in Amsterdam in May 2017, she got into an accident, but not falling or hitting her head, she thought it was only her ankle. From originally thinking her new, strange symptoms would only last a few days, to going from The Netherlands to America for treatment and years spent l…

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If you haven't seen cheer, go to YouTube. It's incredible! Athleticism, skill and, perhaps most importantly, trust in teammates are vital. USA Cheer develops interest and grows participation of the sport of cheer - and also STUNT - while also promoting safety and safety education for cheer in the …

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Seriously though, rethink it! After any brain injury, mild or severe, your speech may be effected , so you therefore may need to see a speech therapist, or speech language pathologist (SLP) . However, as Kara Focht discusses in this podcast, speech is just one of the many areas where an SLP is trai…

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Talking functional neurology with Dr. Shaun Kornfeld, DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABVR, FMHC. Dr. Kornfeld (not Korn-field as I erroneously pronounced it at the beginning of the episode) works in the Littleton, Colorado clinic of Plasticity Centers. He explains functional neurology, what he does as a clinic…

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Rob Van Dam is my guest for episode 43 of Concussion Talk Podcast. If you're a pro wrestling fan then Rob, a.k.a RVD, a.k.a The Whole F'n Show, a.k.a Mr. Monday Night, is no stranger. If you're not a wrestling fan, check out his home page, search him on Youtube, you'll see why he's a star, and you …

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Talking functional neurology with Dr. Shaun Kornfeld, DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABVR, FMHC. Dr, Kornfeld (not Korn-field as I erroneously pronounced it at the beginning of the episode) works in the Littleton, Colorado clinic of Plasticity Centers. He explains functional neurology, what he does as a clinic…

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Changes to vision is are some of the most noticeable effects of a brain injury/concussion. Perhaps ironically, I almost fail to notice my own double vision, yet it undoubtedly has a profound effect on my daily life, from balance to reading and much more. Luckily for me, Dr. Sarah Hutchens and Visio…

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Laura Langer is a lead author of the KITE Research Institute study that developed the Concussion Calculator. KITE (Knowledge Innovation Talent Everywhere) is the research arm of Toronto Rehab Institute of UHN (University Health Network). Laura talks about the Calculator, who it’s for, how it is mea…

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Thank you so much everyone! I hope this podcast has been useful, helpful, informative. One hundred episodes! This one is perhaps a little self-indulgent, but Lauren Ziaks and I talk to my three friends (make that two) who were on the bike ride with me on August 1, 2003 when I sustained my brain inj…

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Care for concussion patients in hospitals and clinics has improved dramatically with the intervention of the many different health/medical technologies available to doctors, researchers, physiotherapists and any practitioner. The importance of technology to the advancement of medical science and pr…

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