Concussion Research in Toronto

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Happy New Year! I spent ten days of the holiday season in Toronto seeing family, friends, and by chance, yet very fortunately, meeting the amazing team at the Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital! I hadn’t planned to meet the team or even see the hospital, rehab, or research facilities at Holland Bloorview before I got to Toronto, but …

Before ‘Concussion’ Omalu was still Omalu

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Q. Yeah, yeah. I understand. Well, the science of ImPACT, for instance. The science behind that. I’ve looked into this literature, behind ImPACT— Omalu: Let me explain to you why that science is false… Q. Yes. Omalu: And people are making money from this. Q. Please. Omalu: Science—medicine is not like physics or mathematics, which are absolute sciences. Q. Right. Omalu: When you’re …

Podcast #10! With physiotherapist Dr. Jess Schwartz!

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Thank you for listening to my podcasts! This is the tenth episode of Concussion Talk Podcast, and the final episode of 2015. I hope you listen again in 2016! In this episode I talk to Dr. Jess Schwartz, a Doctor of Physical Therapy in New York. We discuss concussions; how they’re treated, symptoms, why she is interested in the treatment …

Gridiron Heroes and the Movie

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Being part of the concussion space there are many different things that come to my inbox. Much of that is garbage and thinly veiled attempts at advertising for something that I am not interested in. A couple of weeks ago I received an email about a movie that I had heard of in passing; Gridiron Heroes. I did not know what …

New Podcast! Football, Concussions, UBC

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In episode 9 of Concussion Talk Podcast I talk to Alex Rebchuk and Harrison Brown, two graduate students at  UBC (University of British Columbia) School of Kinesiology. With the enthusiastic participation of the UBC Thunderbirds Football team, the funding and support of Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation, MEA Forensic Engineer and Scientists, UBC School of Kinesiology, and using a small device called an …

Skiers & Writers!

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It can be tricky out there, but it can also be a lot of fun! If you do head out on the slopes this winter, please listen to my latest, ski-focused podcast. Listen to, and read about, Sally Francklyn’s incredible story and her experienced and excellent advice about being aware and ready! Many skiers have had close calls to major …

The Case Keenum Case: Why It Matters

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Adam Schefter said it well on ESPN this morning “This is an abject failure,” in referring to this: To recap, Case Keenum allowed to play after what you see In video, didn’t miss a snap. Utterly ridiculous, @nfl pic.twitter.com/XMk8rpJn0x — The Concussion Blog (@concussionblog) November 22, 2015 As you may have already have seen and heard about this incident in …