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 Concussion, or…

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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…

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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…

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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 practice cannot be over-stated. In this episode, I am joined by…

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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…

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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 meant to be used,…

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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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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 United…

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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 Talk…

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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…

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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 Concussion Legacy Foundation, with…

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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…

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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 Students…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 testing and…

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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.…

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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.…

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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…

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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 injury…

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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-rehabilitation services in communities…

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