On the first episode of Brainiac for 2022 we are joined by Sandhya Mylabathula, a PhD Student and Public Health Policy Fellow at U of T. Recorded on Bell Let’s Talk Day in Canada, Stefan and Sandhya discuss concussions from a mental health perspective, going over some of the common psychological ou…

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Dr. Uzma Samadani is a neurosurgeon and brain injury researcher at the University of Minnesota. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Minnesota with a graduate faculty appointment in Neuroscience. She is also an attending …

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After my previous episode, Dr. Cancel (Episode 109) introduced me to Dr. Adrian Cohen, as both were very excited about Dr. Cohen's NUROCHEK system and its applications! Notably in sports; combat, contact, or otherwise. Dr. Cohen I talk about the importance of prompt, objective assessment, as well a…

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Dec. 20, 2021

Thank You!

I just recorded a short thank you to Concussion Talk Podcast's; co-hosts (Erin)/partners - Taya & Emily, Edina & Stefan - Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada's UofT and McGill chapters respectively, Allie & Felcia - Keep Your Head Up, Katie - Thrive NeuroSport, and Lauren - Phoenix Concussion Recov…

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For the final episode of 2021, we are joined by Dr. Michael Hennes, a Chiropractic Neurologist working at The Neural Connection clinic in Minnesota. Dr. Hennes discusses the role that chiropractors play in concussion rehabilitation, and highlights the clinical approach and treatment modalities that…

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The first thing Dr. David Cancel tries to impart on kids, parents, athletes, whoever comes to him with a concussion, is how important it is to take the injury as seriously as possible. Dr. David Cancel, MD, JD is the Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York…

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The Concussion :Legacy Foundation University of Toronto Chapter has a new podcast host for season two of BRAINIAC. Second year Master's of Kinesiology student Stefan Bianchi and I talk about his research and his interest in concussion and how it effects athletes. We also talk about the podcast and …

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Dr. Lenore Herget joins me for to talk about her work as a PT, DPT at Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Medicine. Lenore treats concussed athletes from high school to pro; she is a member of the New England Patriots Medical Staff and serves as the Concussion Rehabilitation Consultant to the Bos…

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On this month’s episode of Brainiac we are joined by Kristine Drakich, Head Coach of the U of T Women’s Volleyball Team. Coach Drakich provides a unique perspective on the role that coaches play in fostering a team culture that prioritizes concussion awareness and encourages the reporting of injury…

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Surfing is a sport that lends itself quite obviously to spills and if you watch any amount of it, it's fairly easy to see why surfers are no strangers to dangerous situations! Bjorn Hazelquist is a surfer on the pro qualification circuit, and has started the Strength in Pain Foundation to both rai…

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The Rewire Fitness app is geared towards athletes, but after learning more about it, and after talking to Sun Sachs, I can see an obvious correlation to brain injury/concussion recovery. The app is "designed to holistically quantify athlete readiness, build mental resilience, and improve mind/body …

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Are you a Canadian resident impacted by traumatic brain injury, including concussion? The Keep Your Head Up Foundation is launching free virtual mindfulness and movement programs beginning in January 2022! Registration is limited and opens on Friday November 12th, 2021. Listen to this podcast to he…

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Associate Professor Alan Pearce of La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, Neuro Sports Labs, and the Australian Sports Brain Bank is a trove of knowledge and current information about brain injury, including concussion, CTE, persistent concussion symptoms (PCS), especially regarding Australia…

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On this month’s episode of Brainiac, Dr. Hunt joins us to discuss the important role that occupational therapists play in concussion rehabilitation. Stefan and Dr. Hunt also touch on the impact that COVID-19 has had on concussion patients and the recovery process, ending with a discussion about con…

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Jessica Schwartz PT, DPT, CSCS is an award winning Physical Therapist, a national spokeswoman for the American Physical Therapy Association, host of the Concussion Corner Podcast, founder of the Concussion Corner Academy®, and a post-concussion syndrome survivor, advocate and concussion educator. J…

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Scott Anderson was on episode 45 introducing many listeners to SyncThink - where he is the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) - and describing their EYE-SYNC technology. Per the new release, "the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance of the EYE-SYNC technology as an Aid to Concussio…

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For the 101st episode of Concussion Talk Podcast my guest is Dr. Julie Stamm. Julie is a clinical assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Wisonsin, a neuroscientist, an athletic trainer, and the author of "The Brain on Youth Sports". She is also an avid fan (University of Wisconsin …

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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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On episode 99 I talk to former co-host of this podcast (introduced in episode 73) and former Coordinator of Programs & Services at the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA). Last week, on episode 98, I talked to Cassandra Stockley about her new role and this week I talk to Erin…

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA) has a new Coordinator of Programs & Services. On episode 98, I talk to Cassandra Stockley about her new role and what she has planned for the NLBIA. Please join me in welcoming Cassandra!

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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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Changes to vision 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 Vision T…

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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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Elisa has been living with PCS for the past 5 years due to a wrong-place-wrong-time accident with a tennis ball. During the pandemic, she started blogging in the hopes of encouraging and educating others with her story.

Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion…

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