Concussion Talk Podcast

Nick Mercer

Concussion Talk Podcasts will feature interviews with; doctors, physiotherapists, who work in the field of concussion and brain injury, others in the medical field, athletes, trainers, coaches, others in sport, athletics and exercise (such as Pilates, Yoga, and other exercise instructors), and community brain injury and concussion groups, and others! Get bonus content on Patreon

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Dr. Valera is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director of Valera Lab, Psychiatric Neuroscience Division, and Research Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital. We discuss her focus on Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) resulting from Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). This is an area of TBI that has been under-studied, especially given the unfortunately high prevalence.Dr. Valera mentions several excellent sources of information for TBI and IPV researchers, and for support for victims. I also recommend listening to Episode 78 - Intimate Partner Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury where you'll hear several of these sources discussing this important issue; Lin Haag, ABI Research Lab & ABI Toolkit and SOAR Project.Dr. Valera is on the Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury Task Force and encourages others to join. She also suggests the looking at the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) and the ENIGMA-IPV Working Group for valuable information and potential opportunities to collaborate.Dr. Valera is on the Advisory Board of Pink Concussions who hold many Online Support Groups - "All groups are free and moderated by volunteers with oversight by founder and Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW, Katherine Snedaker."Katherine Snedaker was an early guest, on Episode 19 of Concussion Talk Podcast.Please subscribe, rate, and review!Please help support this podcast by checking out the advertisers at www.concussiontalk.comThank you! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Brainiac - Concussion Phenotypes (Sub-types)
Brainiac - Concussion Phenotypes (Sub-types)
In this solo episode of the Brainiac podcast, Melissa briefly covers the different phenotypes, also known as subtypes, of concussion. Phenotypes are a way to organize symptoms and then use this information to guide rehabilitation decisions and recovery in a methodological way. While there is some variation on phenotypes depending on the research article and team, Melissa discusses the signs and symptoms of cervicogenic, oculomotor, vestibular, psychological, autonomic, metabolic and inflammatory phenotypes and who may best be able to help. This episode will be of interest to concussion warriors and clinicians interested in learning more about the different ways concussions may present in their office..Please don't forget to follow and share the episode and tag us on social media..We would love to hear from you! Find us here:Brainiac Host Melisssa Biscardi, RN, DOMP, PhD trainee and clinician educator: Instagram: @concussionrehab.caYouTube: SponsorsConcussion Legacy Foundation:Instagram: @concussion.canYouTube: U of T Chapter: Instagram: @concussion.can.uoftHeadcheck Health: Instagram: Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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