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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Blair H spent 9+ years in the Canadian Forces and was medically released due to the compounded effects of concussions throughout his life. He finished a degree in Human Kinetics this month and will be starting a masters of Physical Therapy this upcoming fall.

Blair was previously on Concussion Tal…

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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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Chinna is a school psychologist in Los Angeles, California. Since recovering from a subdural hematoma in 2019, he began competing on American Ninja Warrior with the intention of sharing hope for other survivors’ recoveries.

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

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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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Gui is a civil engineer who has been dealing with PCS for 6.5 years and has suffered 10 concussions. He is working now as an autonomous worker part-time and enjoys various outdoor activities and sports, playing piano, reading and travelling.

Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Stude…

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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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Here are a few words from Ashley:
In April of 2018, I was on vacation in Mexico for a girls/surfing trip. On the second wave of my second day I bailed when my board struck me in the head underwater. I didn’t know what happened at the time, I just know I struggled to get back onto my board and I was…

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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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Katrina.
32.
Athlete & Entrepreneur.
Been playing competitive hockey for 25 years.
No known Concussions until a severe hit from behind in hockey March 2019. Didn’t know I was concussed until 10 days later and things spiralled from there. My body shut down. Hospitalized almost a week (endless testin…

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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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In summer 2019, Ellen got a Tbi while biking home in Ottawa. She will be sharing her insight while dealing with ongoing PCS. Ellen will discuss her experiences such as going back to school, accepting her new reality, the importance of celebrating the small things, and how she redefined success. She…

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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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Krystal (she/her) is a concussion warrior, a storyteller, an improv nerd, a dog mom, and a dietitian 😊 having spent most of her independent adult life dealing with multiple concussions, Krystal tells her story through her blog ‘This Hat Is A Helmet,’ and helps others with concussion and brain injur…

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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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Jaclyn is a 23 year old who, in 2019, received multiple concussions in a 5 month span ending her college soccer career and leading her to PCS. She will be sharing her experience on finishing college despite these circumstances, dealing with loss of identity, the importance of finding the right heal…

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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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Alan is a former professional boxer that now coaches. For years he has told his wife that something still wasn’t right in his head. When his wife and children noticed him becoming more angry, confused, depressed, and showing inappropriate behaviors they took him to the doctor. After numerous doctor…

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Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Lauren is back, and she's talking about POTS with Kristina! Pun (play on words really) at 34:35. Well done Kristina!
Follow Lauren and Phoenix Concussion Recovery on Twitter @LZconcussion or go to the Phoenix Concussion Recovery website!

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Nick is a 2x TBI survivor, currently battling PCS and an online nutritional coach and will be sharing his story and hopefully a few tips and tricks for recovery and managing PCS. We talk about what "in your head" means, about being your own best advocate, documenting recovery and more!
Concussion C…

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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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Emily, Taya, and Nick ask their fourth co-host, Erin Guilfoyle how she became so interested in brain injury that she move to a different city to learn more about how best to help others, and how it led to her job as at the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA), and to her being…

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Living with PCS, 3 years ago Ashley’s life was changed forever. What she thought was going to be a simple recreational game with friends on a Monday night, changed her life. Ashley will be speaking about how her positive mindset has become stronger than ever, how celebrating the little wins daily k…

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