News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… Japanese Professor Creates Lickable TV Screen You Can Taste... This new year try walking backwards: It pays... ‘Fountain of youth' pill shows ability to dramatically increase longevity in mice... Can you get more fit from the blood infusion of a fit person's plasma? Oh gee, here we go... Interesting data on hydrogen-enriched water for TBI and for cognitive performance... Hyperbaric oxygen to the rescue for beauty and skin health. I dig it. (I use this one about 5 days of the week for 30-60 min: LINK TO MY HBOT USA ARTICLE OR PODCAST) ALSO LINK TO NEO40 AND LINK TO THESE: https://amzn.to/34TfIs5... These results suggest that essential amino acids play a novel role in maintaining brain health and protecting against neurodegenerative disorders... Which chemicals are in your fast food? (burritos and burgers particularly problematic)... Listener Q&A: Q: Should we increase our protein intake as we age?...42:30 Q: How to fast without feeling nauseous...46:51 Q: How to target lactobacillus growth...51:40 Special Announcements.. -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”! Order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! Episode sponsors: -Kion Coffee; Magnesium Breakthrough; Clearlight Saunas; HigherDOSE
Join us as Dr. Bruce Perry answers your questions about how trauma impacts adoptive, foster, and kinship kids and families. Dr. Bruce Perry, is a child psychiatrist and neuroscientist, the principal of the Neurosequential Network, Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, and adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. He is the author the numerous books including co-author along with Oprah Winfrey of What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, and co-author of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog.In this episode, we cover:The shift in perspective from what's wrong with you to what happened to you--the ability to understand seemingly senseless behavior by looking at what's behind it.What do you include as “trauma”? How severe does it have to be to impact us later in life?We hear foster, adoptive, and kinship parents say, “she was only neglected.” Is neglect less harmful than abuse?When siblings are separated in foster care and parents are taken completely away from seeing the children for a year at a time does this lack of contact count as trauma and how does this type of no-touch abuse effect the child's brain? How common is trauma? ACE study.Does trauma at a young age have longer lasting impacts? We have a child who is chronologically 3yrs, who had a non-accidental TBI at 3 months of age. He is a sweet boy but prone to rages and is very loud. Could this be from the trauma or is it his age and frustration? How can parents help their child manage trauma if they don't know what the trauma was?The times of healing are often very short but very powerful. And that the more times our kids experience healing, even in short bursts, the more their brain "re-develops" in healthier ways.Is there is an association between trauma and sensory processing and if so, do we know why?How do you become “unstuck” on being a victim? My daughter is 18 and is struggling to become an adult, but constantly feels and acts as though she is still a victim from her past. Can you discuss how trauma is related to the sabotage of relationships, family events, life events, and opportunities?Prenatal trauma—in utero exposure to alcohol or drugsmaternal stressCan generational trauma be passed down genetically through the various forms of DNA? Resilience and Healing: My question is coming from the perspective as an adoptive and foster mom of some kids who have some pretty big behaviors. Can we really grow these kids and help them live happy, well-adjusted lives? Not problem free, but a life where after many years of love, they will come to find peace within themselves? I have two children who are currently in foster care because their father was abusive and I stayed with him and allowed my children to witness the abuse. Is there any way to reverse the trauma?This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Creating a Family brings you the following trauma-informed, expert-based content:Weekly podcastsWeekly articles/blog postsResource pages on all aspects of family buildingPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamilySupport the show (https://creatingafamily.org/donation/)
Today, we will be discussing everything concussions with two of the best in the business: Vestibular certified Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer - Mike Keenan as well as Dr. Brandon Eck. Mike was on the podcast before to discuss concussions as was Dr. Eck in which we discussed his experience and roles in sports medicine specifically endurance athletes and the services he provides. Dr. Brandon Eck Dr. Brandon Eck is a sports medicine physician that earned his undergraduate degree at Villanova University where he ran track and field for the Wildcats. He then earned his medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine. He also completed a sports medicine fellowship in Blacksburg, VA in which he served as a team physician to Virginia Tech and Radford University. Dr. Eck has extensive experience in treating athletes of many disciplines and is dedicated to the treatment of both athletes and non-athletes with orthopedic injuries, including sports injuries, overuse injuries, fracture care and concussions. He is the Team Physician for U.S. Ski and Snowboard Michael Keenan Michael Keenan is a dual credentialed Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer, Mike has been working in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2008. During this time, Mike has worked with patients of all ages and physical abilities from pediatrics to professional sports while with the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Organization. He specializes in vestibular and concussion-based treatment. I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Keenan over the past several years. I can say with the utmost confidence that he is the best I've seen at treating concussions – whether the patient was in an automobile accident, work-related accident, or as a result of an athletic trauma or injury. 3:30: What is a concussion? 4:40 What is the difference between a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a concussion? 5:15 what the most important thing Dr. Eck and Keenan have learned about concussions since their fellowships and training. 6:00 Keenan is in the unique position of seeing concussions at the beginning and the end. 7:35 How are concussions diagnosed and how have these practices evolved? 9:30 What does the Sideline concussion assessment tool - SCAT 5 test consist of? 16:00 What does concussion diagnosis look like in the clinical setting after the initial evaluation on the field? 19:45 How does a physician dictate what the appropriate next steps are? 23:00 If something like the Impact test is available from the school or sports team is available it will be taken into consideration. 24:30 Getting a psychological evaluation and treatment is especially important for student-athletes to determine care protocol and school accommodations. 26:00 The importance of having a good rapport between the physician, the physical therapist, and the patient. 28:35 How often are clinicians seeing a patient within a week of the initial injury? 30:30 Dr.Eck shares a study from the Journal of Neurosurgery in Pediatrics about the association of time to clinic visit with prolonged recovery in Pediatric patients with concussions. 33:30 Average Symptom Severity and Related Predictors of Prolonged Recovery in Pediatric Patients with a concussion (2020) found that symptom severity along with delayed evaluation related to prediction of prolonged recovery. 39:30 What is symptom grading and how does Keenan use as a flag system with patients? 40:20 Dispelling the old myth that someone with a concussion should be told to rest completely. Stay tuned for Part 2 next Tuesday
The author is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s degree in Social Welfare as well as a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked as a Psychotherapist in private practice, a Case Manager with developmentally disabled clients and their families, Child Therapist working with abused and […] The post TBI – TO BE INJURED : Surviving and Thriving After a Brain Injury by Carol Gieg appeared first on WebTalkRadio.net.
Jeremy Tissot is the founding partner of the California-based Tissot Law Firm and an expert in litigating TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) cases. He's created a name for himself through his high-profile cases and his charitable work on the board of the LA Trial Lawyers' Charities, which has donated over $5M to those in need. I sat down with Jeremy to talk about his journey across the legal industry, from defense to plaintiff, and partner at one firm to starting his own. We'll cover how Jeremy broke into the conference circuit and developed an expertise mid-career. Listen on for more! What's In This Episode• Who is Jeremy Tissot? • How did Jeremy became the youngest-ever partner at his first firm? And why did he leave? • What did it take to break into the conference clique? • How did Jeremy become an expert in TBI? • Jeremy's advice to established lawyers at conferences • Why Jeremy gives back—through charity and mentorship
Kelley Cunningham, is a Life coach, motivator, and Author. The powerful energy of joy lifted her spirit to soar in spite of the fact that her family's perfect life abruptly vanished the moment her incredible husband Jeffery, amazing dad to their three awesome kids, love at first sight-soul mate—suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). At the same time as his 27-month road to recovery, a series of overwhelming life circumstances and tragedies tried their hardest to suffocate her faith with fear and steal her joy through sorrow. But she fiercely fought back! Through the course of Jeffery's recovery, she certified as a professional life coach and started JoyINC Incorporated. She steadily growing an organic social media platform with over 6k followers on Instagram. She had been invited as a “Joy Expert” to speak in several podcasts, interviewed live by an Instagram account with 46k+ followers & their interview was one of her highest viewed) She was featured in the online magazine—Positivity. As well as being invited to write a piece in the published book— Unzenable. During the show we discuss: ● Investing in yourself ● Why invest in yourself first before investing in a business ● The impactful ways to invest in yourself ● What can developing your skills do to your life and business ● The different ways to develop yourself ● Is a life coach necessary ● How to realistically set your goals ● How to find motivation in what you do ● How important is giving yourself a break ● How can health affect your life and business ● Tips in investing in your physical health ● The benefits of being optimistic in business ● The benefits of being future-oriented ● Strategies to invest in your future Show resources: https://www.kellycunninghamcoaching.com/
This episode my guest is Dr. Jack Feldman, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology at University of California, Los Angeles and a pioneering world expert in the science of respiration (breathing). We discuss how and why humans breathe the way we do, the function of the diaphragm and how it serves to increase oxygenation of the brain and body. We discuss how breathing influences mental state, fear, memory, reaction time, and more. And we discuss specific breathing protocols such as box-breathing, cyclic hyperventilation (similar to Wim Hof breathing), nasal versus mouth breathing, unilateral breathing, and how these each effect the brain and body. We discuss physiological sighs, peptides expressed by specific neurons controlling breathing, and magnesium compounds that can improve cognitive ability and how they work. This conversation serves as a sort of "Master Class" on the science of breathing and breathing related tools for health and performance. Thank you to our sponsors: Thesis - https://takethesis.com/huberman Athletic Greens - https://www.athleticgreens.com/huberman Headspace - https://www.headspace.com/specialoffer Our Breath Collective: http://www.ourbreathcollective.com/huberman Dr. Jack Feldman Links: UCLA website - https://bioscience.ucla.edu/people/jack-feldman Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_L._Feldman Twitter - https://twitter.com/prebotzinger Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jacklfeldman Our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/andrewhuberman Supplements from Thorne: http://www.thorne.com/u/huberman Social: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab Twitter - https://twitter.com/hubermanlab Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hubermanlab Website - https://hubermanlab.com Newsletter - https://hubermanlab.com/neural-network Timestamps: 00:00:00 Introducing Dr. Jack Feldman 00:03:05 Sponsors: Thesis, Athletic Greens, Headspace, Our Breath Collective 00:10:35 Why We Breathe 00:14:35 Neural Control of Breathing: “Pre-Botzinger Complex” 00:16:20 Nose vs Mouth Breathing 00:18:18 Skeletal vs. Smooth Muscles: Diaphragm, Intracostals & Airway Muscles 00:20:11 Two Breathing Oscillators: Pre-Botzinger Complex & Parafacial Nucleus 00:26:20 How We Breathe Is Special (Compared to Non-Mammals) 00:33:40 Stomach & Chest Movements During Breathing 00:36:23 Physiological Sighs, Alveoli Re-Filling, Bombesin 00:49:39 If We Don't Sigh, Our Lung (& General) Health Suffers 01:00:42 Breathing, Brain States & Emotions 01:05:34 Meditating Mice, Eliminating Fear 01:11:00 Brain States, Amygdala, Locked-In Syndrome, Laughing 01:16:25 Facial Expressions 01:19:00 Locus Coeruleus & Alertness 01:29:40 Breath Holds, Apnea, Episodic Hypoxia, Hypercapnia 01:35:22 Stroke, Muscle Strength, TBI 01:38:08 Cyclic Hyperventilation 01:39:50 Hyperbaric Chambers 01:40:41 Nasal Breathing, Memory, Right vs. Left Nostril 01:44:50 Breathing Coordinates Everything: Reaction Time, Fear, etc. 01:57:13 Dr. Feldman's Breathwork Protocols, Post-Lunch 02:02:05 Deliberately Variable Breathwork: The Feldman Protocol 02:06:29 Magnesium Threonate & Cognition & Memory 02:18:27 Gratitude for Dr. Feldman's Highly Impactful Work 02:20:53 Zero-Cost Support, Sponsors, Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, Thorne Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed. Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac - https://www.blabacphoto.com
Hi, last week I fell down a flight of stairs. Then I went to the hospital. Then I emailed Dr. Mary Alexis Iaccarino, a Harvard Medical School professor and specialist in rehabilitation from traumatic brain injuries. I asked her all about what happens during a concussion, when to be worried, how long it takes to heal, when a person should get their ass to a hospital, what a brain scan can tell us about a head injury, what it CAN'T tell us about a head injury, if you can fall asleep after a head injury, and the differences between mTBI, TBI, SRC, CTE and even ATGATT. Plus, bike helmets, Natasha Richardson, fruit fly role models and some truly infuriating statistics on who gets mTBI treatment and who doesn't. And stay tuned later this week for a bonus episode on what happens when bighorn sheep bash their skulls together. Follow Dr. Mary Alexis Iaccarino at Twitter.com/IaccarinoMDMore links at alieward.com/ologies/neuropathologyA donation was made to HomeBase.orgSponsors of Ologies: alieward.com/ologies-sponsorsTranscripts & bleeped episodes at: alieward.com/ologies-extrasBecome a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologiesOlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes. Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologiesFollow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWardSound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray MorrisTranscripts by Emily White of www.thewordary.com/Website by Kelly R. Dwyer https://www.kellyrdwyer.com/photo
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds.SummaryWe're kicking off the year with Dina Chon from TAAF - The AVM & Aneurysm Foundation! Our host Joe is chatting with Dina about TAAF's advocacy and support for AVM and aneurysm survivors and their plans for 2022! Do you or a family member or friend have an AVM or aneurysm? Please share on our socials. We would love to support you! Links mentioned• TAAF - www.TAAFonline.org Credits• Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds• Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds• Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano• Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram• Submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story• Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter• Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram• Edited by Felice LaZae• Sponsored by Motus Nova, Avid Technology, and our Patreon Supporters
Imagine for a moment that you're in your mid-20s. You're doing great in your career, you're getting promotion after promotion—things are looking pretty dang bright. Then comes a fall that results in you sustaining a TBI, or traumatic brain injury. You are told that you only have a 30% chance of surviving the injury. Your brain won't function properly and your face is paralyzed. You suffer a stroke LITERALLY from laughing. (No joke.)How on earth do you come back from that……much less find POSITIVITY and JOY in your life and work? I mean, I'm thinking more than a few of us would sit right down and enjoy a pretty dang well deserved pity party and say several “why me's?”, right?Wait until you meet my guest on the Because I Can Life podcast today. Her name is Trinity Luzader and she has been through all of this and more. The thing is—she didn't give up and didn't give in to self-pity. With her absolute belief that her thoughts control her future, she has lived her life with hope and is one of the most positive people I've ever met. Listen in as Trinity and I talk business, pre-sales, positivity…and NINE THOUSAND SCRUNCHIES! Key TakeawaysIntro (00:00)From hurt to hope—and refusing to be a victim (03:28)Happy go lucky (07:51)“You control your future with your thoughts.” (08:48)Everyone gets tired sometimes (12:12)A LOT of scrunchies (14:45)You can still get sales with a C+ site (19:15)Happy Lily Boutique (20:22)Making money while on vacation with Buy-In (21:19)Different groups, different strategies (24:32)Remember your why (26:36)Trinity's “start” story—and bringing joy (28:24) Additional Resources Shop with Trinity: HappyLilyBoutique.comOn Instagram: @happylilyboutique Connect with Alison:Facebook: @alisonjprinceInstagram: @alisonjprinceLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/alisonjprince/>>>Click here to join the $0-100k Program!
Hello Warriors and Battle Buddies!Here we go with episode 148 with Danielle and Jessica Kantola.A few years back Danielle is working as a free lance artist a tree planter in the Canadian Rockies and falls off a cliff. The TBI journey begins for her here.In the ensuing months Danielle struggles in many different ways including getting the care she needed. This includes her own admission that she herself did not initially take her injury serious enough.After fighting through for a period of time her twin sister Jessica gets involved. She goes out to the Rockies, picks up Danielle and drives halfway across Canada to bring her home.Since this time Jessie has been a tremendous advocate in helping Danielle to heal and does a great deal to help see that happen.Today Danielle is working hard at her healing and making serious progress with Jessies help.Notes and resources for this episodeConnect with us at abattlewithin.com and on Facebook and on Instagram at A Battle Within.Like to be featured on the podcast? Know of someone you think should be? Or have episode topic ideas? Reach out in those same places.If you like what your hearing and want to support the program, a great way to do it is to rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcast even if you don't use that listening platform.If you want to offer more support, "Buy Us A Cup of Coffee" is a great way too do so along with our swag shop at abattlewithin.com/swagUntil next time - For those healing, show yourself some grace. For those who know someone healing, show them the same, and give them a great deal of love. Keep Battling!Instacart Offer LinkPlease note that Terry and Drew are not medical professionals nor should their perspectives be taken as medical advice.Click Here to see disclaimer.Some of the links and resources provided are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase via www.abattlewithin.com we will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Terry is also a Young Living Distributor and if you purchase via a link provided we earn a commission. Again at no charge to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/abattlewithin)
It's been a very stressful but productive week. One day I was overwhelmed by the stress and heading down a bad path when I changed my perspective by going outside and doing yoga in the cold rain. One of the stressors this week was having to look at year end expenses. It can be frustrating to see how much money I put into my career and to still not see a profit. I know there are other authors in my shoes, but it's not easy putting in countless hours and never be financially compensated for it. I'm confident that will change though and I'm taking steps to ensure it does. A great stress reducer was planning ahead for 2022. I'm limiting my focus to Try Not to Die and am commiting only to creating the board game, putting out one short story, and books 5 and 6. I'm excited that this week I will be releasing the Try Not to Die boxset of books 1-3 and A Dark and Disturbing Collection boxset of Twisted Reunion, Untold, Mayhem, and 25 Perfect Days: Plus 5 More. I will also be launching the TBI or CTE paperback on Amazon And my source of family fun this week was the Oculus Santa brought us. The whole family is using it, each of us drawn to a different game. I'm currently becoming addicted to the archery game Death Unchained. (10:20) Beyond Brightside Chapters 25 and 26 narrated by Darren Eliker.
In this episode, Angela joins Charlie on the show after a long hiatus to talk about her concussion rehabilitation process and what she has been going through since July when she experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Angela has been going through an intensive rehabilitation program, and it has been an exhausting experience for her. Her history with TBIs has impacted her in more than one way, and she and Charlie share how her neural deficits have inspired them both to change and adapt, as well as to ask and receive help when they need it.Key Takeaways:[2:16] Angela experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) in July and has been going through concussion rehabilitation since then. It has been a journey of learning to navigate the changes Angela has experienced in her thinking and thought patterns, both for herself and Charlie.[5:37] Team discussions have also taken on a different dynamic within PF with more neurodiversity. This has encouraged the team to become more reflective and introspective about how they share their material.[7:28] Angela's recent concussion is likely her eighth serious TBI. She talks a little about her experience with previous TBIs and how they have impacted her.[13:24] It is possible to have a TBI without blacking out, or any of the other common symptoms doctors screen for. Additionally, having TBI makes you more susceptible to additional TBIs.[17:11] Concussions and TBIs are a lot more common than people think they are. Oftentimes, changes that people, especially women, experience because of TBIs are misattributed to hormonal changes.[20:56] Angela has been on an intensive concussion rehabilitation program working with multiple specialists. It has been an exhausting experience for her, and she explains why.[27:30] When dealing with TBIs, it is important for the medical team to have a baseline of what the person's original level of functioning was. It makes all the difference in how they're evaluating the person's progress. Having someone else to advocate for you can help in this situation.[36:02] What are some things Angela and Charlie have learned from this journey? The first thing they realized was how much Angela was in charge of care work in the home, and how that had to change after her injury.[44:30] The second thing they learned was that Angela's schedule had been lying to her. Charlie and Angela talk more about how they helped her get into momentum planning to schedule her time.[49:54] Angela is still deep in the throes of her rehab, but there are already things she is grateful for.[51:05] Something that has helped Angela in this process is “sense naps.”[55:23] Knowing how to ask for help and how to accept it is one of the hardest things to do.[59:58] While most of this conversation has been focused on Angela's journey, Charlie has also experienced some catalytic changes.[64:14] Angela invites listeners to be honest with themselves about where they are and where their capacity is. It starts from there to let the people around you know where you are, so they can engage and interact with you as you are.Mentioned in This Episode:Productive FlourishingStart Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done, by Charlie GilkeyMomentum Planners
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds.SummaryIt's our last episode of 2021 and it's a special Joe Solo Rocks edition with our host Joe chatting solo about the past year in review and his hopes, dreams and goals for 2022. He is spreading positivity and inspiration to the brain injury survivor community with words of encouragement and positivity. And he's also sharing his intentions to expand his support for brain injury survivors on a deeply impactful level through his new YouSoRock coaching program. What are your goals and dreams for 2022? Please share on our socials! Link Mentioned• Find your new normal and positive mindset routine post-brain injury with Joe's new coaching program - www.YouSoRock.coach• Brain and Spine Foundation - www.brainandspine.org.uk • SameYou - www.SameYou.org• TAAF - www.TAAFonline.org Credits• Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds• Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds• Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano• Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram• Submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story• Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter• Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram• Edited by Felice LaZae• Sponsored by Motus Nova, Avid Technology, and our Patreon Supporters
Natalie Forstbauer is a TEDx speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, author, traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor and organic, biodynamic, regenerative farmer. She is passionate about human potential and seeing people live their best lives. A brain injury survivor of 16 years, she ignites hearts and connects people to what matters: to wake up and radically and gently turn trauma into triumph through compassion and grace. Raised on an organic biodynamic farm, trained in Polarity Therapy, alternative medicine, Neurofeedback and Transformational Leadership she brings a wealth of knowledge and life experience to her audiences and clients. She believes our health lies in our soil and advocates for eating a plant-rich diet full of real food from the earth. Naked. Unprocessed. Natalie shares her story of recovering from a traumatic brain injury that brought her to her knees. In her healing journey, she realises that recovery is not about merely fixing a bone or a broken system. It's about the compassion you have for yourself and embracing who we are. We need to be the change we want to see in the world but we also can't beat ourselves up in the process. Natalie's also shares her hope for Globalised Regeneration for the earth – which starts with healing the soil. While helping herself and others heal from their brain injuries, Natalie became aware that if we don't collectively heal the planet, there will be no brains to help! This prompted Natalie to launch and be the editor of Heart and Soil Magazine to teach others how to care for the land, repair the soil, and heal the planet. Join the Best Chefs in the World – Green Moustache Chef Certification - https://www.greenmoustache.com/chef-course Find Natalie Forstbauer at:Website: www.natalieforstbauer.comFacebook: @natalieforstbauerInstagram: @natalieforstbauer Discussed on the PODCAST:Health In a Hurry, Karen Ansel - https://bit.ly/3mDfaMENatalie's Ted x Talk - https://youtu.be/AinF06mBUhsHeart and Soil Magazine - https://bit.ly/3z87mHTLast Child In The Woods, Richard Louv - https://bit.ly/3mG6CVwPolarity Therapy, Dr. Stone - https://bit.ly/32CfoNgBuild your Whole Health Team - https://bit.ly/3sKZsmDDoc - On a Scale of 1 to 10 - https://bit.ly/3FFdoChWaldorf Schools – rhythm - https://bit.ly/3FBhfjRDoc - The Biggest Little Farm - netflix.com/ca/title/81031829Dr. Zach Bush – www.zachbushmd.com/Dr. David Suzuki – www.davidsuzuki.org/The Geography of Hope, Chris Turner - https://bit.ly/3Ho4EkBGood News for a Change, Dr. David Suzuki - https://amzn.to/346LLUX Watch the trailer for Nicolette's new film Food Of Our Ancestors coming out soon in 2021 - https://bit.ly/3CIQyr1 If you are currently battling a Chronic Degenerative Disease, Nicolette is doing one on one consultations again. Go to www.nicolettericher.com to set up an appointment today! Our 22M Bike tour is still happening once the world returns to its new normal. Find out more about and support our 22 Million Campaign here - www.richerhealth.ca/ Join Nicolette at one of her retreats https://richerhealthretreatcentre.com/ Find out more about our Charity Sea to Sky Thrivers - https://seatoskythrivers.com/ Want to know more about Nicolette's Green Moustache Cafes https://www.greenmoustache.com/ Sign up for the Eat Real to Heal Online Course - https://nicolettericher.com/eat-real-to-heal Buy the Eat Real to Heal Book here: https://amzn.to/3nMgEFG
Veterans Affairs has one of the nation's most comprehensive traumatic brain injury research programs and care networks, including a multi-tiered care model designed to provide full support to veterans with TBI, especially when transitioning out of the military. Dr. Joel Scholten, national director of the Veterans Affairs Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, discusses how VA is overseeing pioneering research into the often complex condition and how technology is impacting diagnosis and treatments for the condition.
Ever wonder what it's like to become a participant in a clinical research study? This podcast outlines all aspects of recruitment, vetting, protocols, and considerations for joining a study and dispels common misconceptions often fostered by Hollywood movies or TV shows. Jessica Ganga, Communications & Digital Media Coordinator at the Foundation, moderates a panel of research coordinators for mobility, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the Foundation's recruitment manager. They share how volunteers help Kessler Foundation further its clinical research on advancing treatments, which impact the lives of individuals with disabilities worldwide. Volunteers are the heart of our research! Learn more about the panel: Rachel Byrne, Senior Research Coordinator (SCI) https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Rachel%20Byrne Kate Goworek, Research Coordinator (Mobility) https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Kathleen%20Goworek Jenny Masmela, Senior Research Coordinator (Stroke) https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Jenny%20Masmela Sam Schmidt, Research Recruitment Manager https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Samantha%20Schmidt Angela Smith, Senior Research Coordinator (TBI) https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Angela%20Smith Frequently Asked Questions about the Foundation's Research - https://kesslerfoundation.org/research-faq Volunteers are the heart of our research! Interested in joining a study? For more information on in-person and tele-studies, go to https://kesslerfoundation.org/join-our-research-studies Definitions/Keywords ================================================= What is spatial neglect? Patients who have had a stroke or traumatic brain injury may have a neurological syndrome called spatial neglect, which affects their ability to pay attention to their surroundings and body parts on the less affected side (the left side for patients with right brain injury). Spatial neglect is disabling. Patients may 'forget' to shave, groom, or dress the left side of their bodies. They also have major problems with driving, reading, and balance. https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/stroke/rehabilitation/spatial-neglect/caregiver https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/stroke/rehabilitation/spatial-neglect/professional What is KF-NAP®? Kessler Foundation Neglect Assessment Process (KF-NAP®) is an assessment tool that may help clinicians detect the presence of spatial neglect and measure the severity of the syndrome. What is KF-PAT®? Kessler Foundation Prism Adaptation Treatment (KF-PAT®) is implemented in occupational therapy for post-stroke spatial neglect. Including prism adaptation treatment in standard of care for patients with post-stroke spatial neglect improved functional and cognitive outcomes. What is MRI contrast There are two major types of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans: with contrast and non-contrast. The main distinction is that for contrast MRIs, a dye (gadolinium-based) is given to the patient intravenously before the scan. Contrast is often order by a physician who wants to highlight a particular part of the body. What is HIPPA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient's consent or knowledge. For more information, go to https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/index.html ================================================= Tuned in to our podcast series lately? Join our listeners in 90 countries who enjoy learning about the work of Kessler Foundation. Be sure to subscribe to our SoundCloud channel “KesslerFoundation” for more research updates.
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds.SummaryThis episode continues our series with our sponsor Motus Nova featuring power user Maddi Neibanck and her experience using their robotic hand for physical therapy at home. She shares her progress and how Motus has helped her make big strides in her recovery. Link MentionedAre you a stroke or brain injury survivor interested seeing if Motus Nova can help you with your at-home PT? Take their free assessment here - www.motusnova.com/theneuronerds Credits• Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds• Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds• Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano• Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram• Submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story• Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter• Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram• Edited by Marcellus Wesley• Sponsored by Motus Nova, Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters
One of the most important questions for an LNC is: “How do I start/build my practice?” Valerie Lane, who has been a LNC since 2007, describes the step-by-step process that has built her successful career. Her career path began with being a flight attendant. After careful research and consideration, she moved on to nursing. Following a career in the California Department of Corrections, she took a job as an LNC for a healthcare company. While in that position, she build her private LNC business. She emphasizes, with many personal examples, the importance of networking in making the most productive connections. Valerie also stresses the necessity of being involved in a social network as a legal nurse consultant, stating that it is crucial for LNCs to have the ability to seek advice and help from each other. In addition, she describes how she has benefitted from partnering with a mentor in a mastermind program. This has enabled her to have ready access to advice and guidance. In addition, it's enabled her to develop her confidence in her ability to reach out to attorneys. Though in some ways, Valerie's career path is unique, it includes basic elements in building an LNC business. Her particular gift is to articulate the details of her process in a way that can benefit any LNC. https://youtu.be/CRsOxZDdwk0 Join me in this episode of Legal Nurse Podcast to hear Valerie's insights from a successful LNC career. How effective are connections and word-of-mouth networking in building an LNC practice? Why is public speaking an important way to get yourself known? Do you have to put a lot of money into starting an LNC practice? In terms of marketing, why is it sometimes most effective to choose one method and do it well? How does a varied career background strengthen LNC skills? Build your expertise with criminal cases, attract higher-paying attorney clients, and take your business to the next level. The Path of the Bullet is a live cast virtual conference 2-Day event designed for LNC and forensic nurses just like you. Get More Criminal Cases Attract Attorneys Handling Criminal Cases Position Yourself as the Go-To LNC for Criminal Cases Network with your Colleagues The Path of the Bullet is a live cast virtual conference 2-Day event designed for LNC and forensic nurses just like you. Pat Iyer put together the first Legal Nurse Consulting Virtual Conference in July 2020. Teresa Devitt-Lynch and Pat teamed up to create this all new conference based on what attendees said they'd find most valuable. This new implementation and networking event is designed for LNCs at any stage in their career. Build your expertise with criminal cases, attract higher-paying attorney clients, and take your business to the next level. Your Presenter Valerie discovered her second career, nursing, due to encouragement from Vietnam Vet medic/RN to “write her own ticket,” while working as a Flight Attendant. She has been a nurse since 1994. Her experience includes Telemetry, MedSurg, Surgery and correctional nursing. Certification as an LNC in 2007 followed with correctional legal work and the founding of Lane & Associates. In 2010 she accepted a corporate Risk Services LNC position, working up claims for defense. During that time, she opened a variety of cases. Currently her focus is on her business specializing in Personal Injury with a recent focus on TBI. Connect with Valerie at ValerieLaneLegalNurse.com Connect with Valerie on social media: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/
In this talk, Andrew will review the latest evidence on brain monitoring in TBI. Does aggressive brain monitoring impact outcomes, and how? Do aggressive therapies to lower raised ICP impact outcomes, and by how much? And what is the future of brain monitoring?
A Dr. Z & Dr. L episode that highlights a patient of Dr. Zilnicki's! This patient, a commercial airline pilot, suffered a unique TBI over two year prior to seeing us. Tune in to listen to his story and how vision rehabilitation played a huge role in his recovery!This week's episode is sponsored by Ares Elite Sports Vision! Find more about them here:Ares AcademyInstagramTwitterFollow us @ Visionismorethan2020@twinforksoptometryFacebookInstagram
The new Try Not to Die: In the Wizard's Tower is now out on Kindle and paperback. This weekend I'll be signing books at Season's Screamings with other members of the Horror Writers Association. (4:00) On Monday I received my first session of SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Therapy. It's too early to say if it will help with my plantar fascitis or knee but I think it's worth a shot. (6:00) I had been getting close to shutting everything down for a bit, including social media and the podcast. All the brain damage talks and problems on the publishing side of things had me stressed out, but some friends helped me put things in a more positive perspective. (9:20) I had a great appointment with a leading sports neurologist who I'll be consulting for the follow-up book to TBI or CTE. He loved my take on rehabbing the brain and reassured me of the brain's resiliency. I go in for another qEEG next week and will most likely begin transcranial magnetic stimulation soon. (20:50) Beyond Brightside Chapters 23 & 24 narrated by Darren Eliker.
For this episode, join the TBI Talks Tech team as they discuss the upcoming year with TBI's Director of Artificial and Business Intelligence, David Cullum, and RVP of Channel Sales, Marco Sanchez. Listen as they go over notable features and upcoming new additions in TBI's OnDemand platform, certain goals that TBI partners should be focusing on over the next couple of months, and also, what solutions and services they can see emerging in 2022. Interested in accessing TBI's OnDemand platform? Sign up for an account here: https://bit.ly/30LddTL
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds.SummaryIn this episode, our host Joe opens up about his struggles since dealing with higher than normal overstimulation during Thanksgiving and how it's affecting him throughout this holiday season. As a brain injury survivor, the holidays can be very triggering emotionally, mentally and physically with increased activity and interaction with friends and family. Our producer and Joe's partner, Felice, joins him to discuss how she supports and empathizes from a caregiver/family perspective. For all of our brain injury survivor listeners, how are you doing during this holiday season? Please share how we can support each other on our socials. Credits• Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds• Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds• Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano• Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram• Submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story• Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter• Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram• Edited by Marcellus Wesley• Sponsored by Motus Nova, Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters
Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Study evaluating patient outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI) over 1 year Trial followed patients with severe TBI (GCS 3-8) and moderate TBI (GCS 9-12) At 1 year out ½ of the severe TBI group were able to be independent for at least 8 hours per day; ⅔ were independent to this level at one year in the moderate TBI group ¼ of the patient who were in a vegetative state 2 weeks after the traumatic brain injury had good outcomes at 1 year References McCrea MA, Giacino JT, Barber J, et al. Functional Outcomes Over the First Year After Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in the Prospective, Longitudinal TRACK-TBI Study. JAMA Neurol. 2021;78(8):982-992. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.2043 Summarized by John Spartz, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD The Emergency Medical Minute is excited to announce that we are now offering AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ via online course modules. To access these and for more information, visit our website at https://emergencymedicalminute.org/cme-courses/ and create an account. Donate to EMM today!
This week was a bit of a challenge as I had to take a look at a recent brain mapping and see that there was new damage that hadn't been there two years before. This underfunctioning section of my brain is partly responsible for emotional control, compulsivity, and imagination, which are three of the reasons I wanted to get rechecked in the first place. Regardless of why my brain took a downward slide, I'm motivated to heal it as much as possible. This second round against TBI/CTE will all be material for the follow up book to TBI or CTE: What the Hell is Wrong with Me? This book will also follow at least 4 other individuals to see how they do on a similar protocol. On the fiction side of things, Try Not to Die: In the Wizard's Tower is out December 11th. Michael Sage Ricci did an amazing job bringing a fantasy novel to the TNTD world and I think fans are going to love it. My two biggest goals for 2022 are now set. One is helping ensure 10th Planet Whittier is finally launched and the other is the creation of the Try Not to Die board/card game. (16:40) Includes Beyond Brightside Chapters 21 and 22 narrated by Darren Eliker
“In the blink of an eye, I went from being an active, autonomous athlete to suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that took 70% of my vision and nearly my life. Now I aim to be mindful in every moment and strive to make every second count while adventuring in mountains around the world.” Jill in her own words: “On a day that began like any other in a high school Physical Education class, September 2014 began an expedition of survival. A line drive, a hardball to the head, began a climb testing personal strength and human potential. A medical team, hundreds of hands from 7 hospitals across 3 countries, guided me towards a peak that felt impossible to climb, traumatic brain injury (TBI). While I craved to climb alone, they got me to the summit but my work was just getting started. Now I am traversing an avalanche triggered by the TBI which left me days from death, with 70% vision loss and a life threatening eating disorder. No mountain can challenge me the way traumatic brain injury has. I chose to adventure in massifs around the world with the intention to adapt to vision loss and acceptance of the trail my life had taken. From surviving to thriving, I have run, climbed, and skied my way around the world embracing the 30% vision I am fortunate to have. My trails have connected with the Andorra Pyrenees, Italian Dolomites, French and Swiss Alps, Slovenia's Julian Alps, Iceland, India and Nepal Himalaya, New Zealand, Argentina, Peru, and the American Rockies. As a traumatic brain injury survivor and visually impaired athlete adventuring in mountains around the world, I have a complex story of resilience to share. Speaking to resilience, head injuries, eating disorders, visual impairments, trauma, or mental health or simply sharing my story, I can make connections through authentic tales of my trails from depths of darkness to adventuring in the highest of the Himalayas.” CONTENT WARNING - We discuss; Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD and thoughts of suicide. New episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast go live every Tuesday at 7am UK time - Hit the subscribe button so you don't miss out. The Tough Girl Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons. Support the mission to increase the amount of female role models in the media. Visit www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast and subscribe - super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you. Show notes Speaking to us from Nepal Who is Jill in her own words Growing up in a sporty, adventurous family Becoming a teacher and following her passion for travel Teaching in Singapore, Russia, Switzerland and Germany Taking advantage of the opportunity to travel September 2018 and how her life changed in an instant Being hit by a hard ball on the side of her head Going to hospital and being send home Ending up in intensive care with a bleeding and swelling brain Dealing with a Traumatic Brain Injury Finding out she would never see out of her right eye again Losing depth perception The impact the TBI has had on her appetite and relationship with food Seeing multiple specialists and spending a lot of time in hospital Starting to get her independence back while in Colorado Looking out to the mountains Feeling very lost and grieving her past life Needing to go and heal in the mountains Starting to travel again Creating a blueprint and plan for the future Being open to change…. Falling in love with Nepal and being inspired to get back into running Not wanting to share her story Being authentic with her feelings and being vulnerable Starting her website and starting to share her story Not wanting to do social media Accepting that her life had changed Testing herself at altitude Getting connected with the running and climbing community in Nepal Dealing with pneumonia Starting to climb higher in the Himalayas Planning to climb mountains over 6,000 metres Dealing with covid in Nepal and being in lockdown for 8 months Trying ice-climbing in early 2020 Escaping the lockdown and heading up into the mountains Not being able to run while in rundown and having to try different types of training while indoors Losing her father suddenly and supporting her family from afar Spending time alone in the mountains Training to climb the 8th highest mountain in the worlds - Manasulu Visa's for Nepal and being on a student visa Managing depth perception while climbing mountains Spending time in the mountains as part of the healing process Acceptance of what's happened? Dealing with dark days and using different tools to help manage the feelings Why meditation is a significant part of her daily practice Hiding behind her sunglasses and not being comfortable with the way she looks Being a work in progress and being aware of her mindset and thoughts The good wolf and the bad wolf - choosing which one to feed Wanting to build on the good Connecting with Jill Social Media Website: mountainsofmymind.com Instagram: @mtnsofmymind Facebook: @mountainsofmymind Twitter: @mtnsofmymind
David A. Grant lives with a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a teenage driver while cycling. People who have a TBI face many issues that in some cases are permanent. Headaches, dizziness, fatigue, depression, irritability and memory problems to name a few. Living with difficulties like these can cause the people around them to disappear, leaving the affected person with a sense of despair and loneliness. When David found himself wanting to connect more often with others who were living with a brain injury, he created an online Facebook group that was accessible 24/7 by users. It is a safe space to share their feelings, a quick check-in and to research information. Today, this group has over 30,000 members worldwide. David A. Grant took a challenge that he was living with and created a purpose from it to help himself and others in building a community for brain injury survivors. He talks about The Brain Injury Hope Network, how it has benefited him and many others and what he attributes his resilience to. To learn more about David A. Grant visit www.tbihopeandinspiration.comFor more episodes and conversations with people around the world who are admired for their resilience, information about the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast, host Janet Fanaki, expert advice and to purchase a RESILIENT t-shirt go to www.resilientpeople.ca or on socials @resilientpeopleca. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and everywhere you get your podcasts. Please leave a 5-star rating & review. If you think that you have a story to tell or know someone who is admired for their resilience, please email Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org RESOURCES: www.tbihopeandinspiration.com; www.tbiguide.com. PARTNERS:www.ilovebiko.com use promo code 'RESILIENT' for a 10% discount;Leanne Townsend www.leannetownsend.comTheme song: Sundays by R.LUMS.R
Summer Wells vanished from her family home in Tennessee on June 15, 2021. No trace of her has been found since that date.Summer had allegedly been planting flowers with her mother Candus and grandmother (also named Candus) on the day she disappeared. She got bored, and her mother's story is that she went back inside. Summer told her brothers that she was going to her basement bedroom to play with her toys. This is the last time she was ever seen.Summer's parents have a theory that she was abducted via a basement door that opens to the outside of the home. Many believe this was not a stranger abduction though. Did something happen to Summer and there has been a cover-up? Could the infamous 'Cornbread Mafia' be involved?In this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast we discuss:- The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Summer Wells.- The ongoing search for her - the TBI have so far investigated over 1200 tips in this case and are trying to track down the driver of a vehicle seen in the area at the time.- The criminal records of her parents and other family members. - The removal of Summer's siblings from the care of their parents in July 2021. - The appearance of the parents on Dr Phil recently - Summer's mother stormed off set after being 'interrogated'.- Theories about Summer's disappearance. Could a shady group of characters known as the 'Cornbread Mafia' have taken Summer in retaliation from a drug debt? Was Candus negligent and does she know more about what happened to Summer? Could this really have been a total stranger abduction?You can listen on Spotify here - https://open.spotify.com/episode/39SEJLjUYlMyC9lPQqAf9g?si=o9U3bY3_SqqGfVYDp3CvIAAnd on Apple here - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/true-crime-society/id1504300714?i=1000544390683Be sure to check out our blog for clips of the crime scene. You can also watch Summer's parents on Dr Phil here - https://truecrimesocietyblog.com/2021/12/07/lost-in-tennessee-where-is-summer-wells/Thank you as always for listening xSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/TrueCrimeSociety)
On today's episode, our badass guest is Zachary Sutterfield, a young burn survivor doing incredible things to change lives and save others. To find out more about Zach viist @ZacharyRecovery on Facebook. Zach is a 21 year-old student, son, brother and friend who is fighting to live what he calls his best life after a fire drastically changed the life he knew. In the early morning hours on July 20, 2018, Zach was asleep in the Iconic Village Apartments when the apartment complex was set on fire. Zach and his two friends, Haley Frizzell and David Ortiz, fled from the apartment. David ran one way, Haley ran the other, and Zach jumped from the second story. The paramedics later said they had never seen anyone that burned before…alive, and they truly did not expect him to live. He was immediately flown to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where he was treated for third degree burns on 70% of his body and a traumatic brain injury. He was given a 20% chance to live that increased to 50% as he kept making it through the days that followed. Zach is a miracle. His heart is full of fight and positivity as his learns to navigate his new life that he dedicates to the friends he lost. Of course his new life, or “best life” as he calls it, is still an uphill battle full of surgeries and rehab. Zach has currently had 24 surgeries with more to come, his TBI is still trying to heal itself, he has worked on loving what he sees in the mirror, and is adjusting to the challenges of his new body. However, the challenges he faces every day are not the only battles he fights. One of the most difficult parts about this awful tragdey is not having justice. The fire was ruled arson and the party responsible has not been found. Five people died on July 20th and Zach will forever have to navigate his new “best life” differently. https://sonsoftheflag.org/
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds.SummaryNot all disabilities are visible. Our host Joe for instance has deficits as a result of his stroke but most wouldn't be able to tell by just looking at him. In this episode, Joe and co-host Lauren, talk about invisible disabilities and how mainstream media is representing them in a really big way through the new Hawkeye Disney+ series. There's a new generation of superheroes that are more inclusive and diverse and we're talking all about it in this episode. What are some of your favorite superheroes with a disability? Please share on our socials! Credits• Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds• Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds• Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano• Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram• Submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story• Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter• Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram• Edited by Marcellus Wesley• Sponsored by Motus Nova, Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters
Tune in to hear the CCK team discuss VA disability compensation for TBI and PTSD. TBI usually results from an injury to the head causing brain dysfunction, while PTSD occurs due to experiencing a distressing, shocking, or otherwise traumatic event. On this episode of Veterans Legal Lowdown, we will review how TBI and PTSD are connected, overlapping symptoms, and VA ratings. Don't miss out on this important update! For more information, visit our website at cck-law.com Follow us on social media: YouTube - http://bit.ly/CCKYTL Facebook - http://bit.ly/CCKFBL Instagram - http://bit.ly/CCKINL Twitter - http://bit.ly/CCKTL
In this episode of CUBIST, Amanda, and Don discuss the article, “Accuracy of a rapid GFAP/UCH-L1 test for the prediction of intracranial injuries on head CT after mild traumatic brain injury” by Jeff Bazarian and colleagues, and published in Academic Emergency Medicine, August 2021. Article Citation: Bazarian, J. J., Welch, R. D., Caudle, K., Jeffrey, C. A., Chen, J. Y., Chandran, R., McCaw, T., Datwyler, S. A., Zhang, H., & McQuiston, B. (2021). Accuracy of a rapid glial fibrillary acidic protein/ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase L1 test for the prediction of intracranial injuries on head computed tomography after mild traumatic brain injury. Academic emergency medicine: official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 28(11), 1308–1317. https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.14366 Article LINK: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34358399/ CUBIST is a podcast for health care providers produced by the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence. We discuss the latest research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) most relevant to patient care. For more about TBI, including clinical tools, go to www.Health.mil/TBICoE or email us at email@example.com. The views, opinions, and/or findings in this podcast are those of the host and subject matter experts. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy, or decision unless designated by other official documentation. Our theme song is “Upbeat-Corporate' by WhiteCat, available and was used according to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 license.
Several states in the US have legalized medical cannabis as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that many Veterans experience. While many people with PTSD use cannabis products, questions remain about the effectiveness. In today's conversation, forensic neuropsychiatrist Dr. Hal Wortzel talks with our guest host, Dr. Suzanne McGarity, about his recent observational study on cannabis use among people with PTSD. They discuss the nature of observational studies, the current state of the research and the results of this recent study. Article: The long-term, prospective, therapeutic impact of cannabis on post-traumatic stress disorder. About Hal Wortzel: Hal Wortzel, MD, is a forensic neuropsychiatrist at the Denver VA's Rocky Mountain MIRECC, where he serves as Director VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness in Psychiatry, Director of Neuropsychiatric Consultation Services, and Co-Director of the VA Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program. He is also an associate professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado. He serves as the Michael K. Cooper Professor of Neurocognitive Disease, Director of the Neuropsychiatry Service, and as faculty for the Division of Forensic Psychiatry. Current areas of clinical and academic focus include aggression and suicide in the context of PTSD and TBI, incarcerated veterans, and the application of emerging neuroscientific tools to the legal arena.
Traumatic brain injury can profoundly change the injured in personality and temperament, as well as physically and cognitively. Spouses bear the brunt of these changes to the point many feel like they're living with a stranger. Two experts and the spouse of a TBI victim discuss the many ways life changes after an injury and what can help to get them through the ordeal.
In the critically ill trauma patient, optimizing airway, breathing, and circulation is not always as easy as the ABCs. In this episode, Nyssa and Lisa discuss resuscitative sequence intubation and how it differs from a crash intubation or a delayed sequence intubation. We also consider how to handle the special cases of TBI patients and the combative trauma patient.
In the fourth episode of this podcast series, District Attorney General Charme Allen and Assistant District Attorney Nate Ogle have an important conversation about child abuse. Listeners will learn how child abuse cases are reported, investigated, and prosecuted, as well as how the community can prevent and report child abuse in their community. This episode contains content that may be disturbing to some listeners. The contents of this episode include general descriptions of child abuse and child abuse cases. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call law enforcement by dialing 911. Knox County, TN Resources for Child AbuseREPORT:To make a report of child abuse occurring in Tennessee, visit the Tennessee Department of Children's Services website or call 877.54.ABUSE (877.542.2873). In instances where you suspect a child is being sexually exploited on the internet, make a report to both DCS (either online or by phone) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) CyberTipline. For information on how to prevent child abuse, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website Child Welfare Information Gateway. Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Training: Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking: https://growfreetn.org/ Street Hope TN: https://www.streethopetn.org/TBI: https://ithastostop.com/ For Sidebar Conversations, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwHCmVM_VNTZZKdahEeLU1w
Hello Warriors and Battle Buddies!Here we go with Episode 145!Colleen offered to come on the program as she was a former client of prior guest, Chelsie Moore. She felt it important to share her story and has been on a mission like us lately in creating awareness and understanding about a TBI, no matter how small they may be perceived to be.Colleen takes us through her injury and aftermath which included not getting the needed support from the traditional medical community at first, learning to deal with depression and anxiety for the first time and how the injury burnt her out in running her own business.Since healing significantly she has become friends with Chelsie and the two of them are working on a project called the Brainstorm Series together. Notes and resources for this episodeConnect with us at abattlewithin.com and on Facebook and on Instagram at A Battle Within.Like to be featured on the podcast? Know of someone you think should be? Or have episode topic ideas? Reach out in those same places.If you like what your hearing and want to support the program, a great way to do it is to rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcast even if you don't use that listening platform.If you want to offer more support, "Buy Us A Cup of Coffee" is a great way too do so along with our swag shop at abattlewithin.com/swagUntil next time - For those healing, show yourself some grace. For those who know someone healing, show them the same, and give them a great deal of love. Keep Battling!Instacart Offer LinkPlease note that Terry and Drew are not medical professionals nor should their perspectives be taken as medical advice.Click Here to see disclaimer.Some of the links and resources provided are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase via www.abattlewithin.com we will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Terry is also a Young Living Distributor and if you purchase via a link provided we earn a commission. Again at no charge to you.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/abattlewithin)
For men, testosterone is important for mood, bone health, erectile function, libido, strength and muscle mass and is also associated with lower levels of inflammatory markers, better insulin sensitivity, and metabolic health. It also may even have some vasodilatory effects, and higher testosterone levels are also associated with better health outcomes in general and lower cardiovascular, cancer, and all-cause mortality. Unfortunately, It looks like testosterone levels in the population are dropping, although more isn't necessarily better. On this podcast, NBT Scientific Director Megan Hall and I are talking about testosterone: why we should care about it, how to test for it, and how to support healthy levels of this hormone. Megan discusses signs and symptoms of low testosterone and seven different lifestyle changes you can make to support optimal levels - before you even consider taking a supplement. We also talk about hormone replacement therapy, who might benefit, and some of the downsides to this strategy. For all the references and a detailed roadmap of everything we discuss, be sure to follow along with Megan's outline for this podcast. Here's the outline of this episode with Megan Hall: [00:00:24] Testosterone: Why you should care. [00:01:49] Megan's outline for this podcast. [00:02:46] Optimal reference range for Testosterone. [00:03:51] Symptoms of low testosterone. [00:04:25] Testing for testosterone. [00:07:02] High testosterone is associated with violent crime. Study: Dabbs Jr, James M., et al. "Testosterone, crime, and misbehavior among 692 male prison inmates." Personality and individual Differences 18.5 (1995): 627-633. [00:07:32] Book: Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, by Robert Sapolsky. [00:08:22] The testosterone suppression system. [00:08:35] Book: The WEIRDest People in the World, by Joseph Henrich. [00:10:13] Book: Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding, by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy. [00:12:02] Testosterone physiology; troubleshooting by testing LS and FSH. [00:14:38] Varicocele - the enlargement of veins within the testicles - common amongst athletes. [00:16:31] Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) [00:19:44] How to support testosterone levels. [00:20:41] 4-Quadrant Model; Josh Turknett's AHS talk: How To Win At Angry Birds: The Ancestral Therapeutic Paradigm - AHS19. [00:20:55] Josh Turknett on the NBT podcast: How to Win at Angry Birds: The Ancestral Paradigm for a Therapeutic Revolution [00:21:11] Sleep; Greg Potter on the podcast talking about sleep: Why Sleep Is Critical for Immune Health, How to Entrain Your Circadian Rhythm for Perfect Sleep and Metabolic Health, Better Sleep for Athletes, and What to Do When You Can't Sleep. [00:21:33] Sleep deprivation decreases testosterone; Study: Leproult, Rachel, and Eve Van Cauter. "Effect of 1 week of sleep restriction on testosterone levels in young healthy men." Jama 305.21 (2011): 2173-2174 and Gonzalez-Santos, M. R., et al. "Sleep deprivation and adaptive hormonal responses of healthy men." Archives of andrology 22.3 (1989): 203-207. [00:22:26] Greg Potter's articles on sleep: 1. Having trouble sleeping? A primer on insomnia and how to sleep better 2. Sleep-maintenance insomnia: how to sleep through the night 3. Sleep-onset insomnia: how to get to sleep fast. [00:22:37] Stress; Chronic stress in particular, more so than acute stress. [00:24:54] Podcast: How to Manage Stress, with Simon Marshall, PhD. [00:25:09] Eating sufficient calories. [00:26:13] Podcast with Herman Pontzer: How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy. [00:27:57] Nutrient deficiencies: zinc, magnesium, vitamin D. [00:29:30] Cholesterol and dietary fat. [00:30:51] Exercise. [00:33:32] Within day energy availability can negatively impact the testosterone:cortisol ratio; Study: Torstveit, Monica Klungland, et al. "Within-day energy deficiency and metabolic perturbation in male endurance athletes." International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 28.4 (2018): 419-427. [00:34:59] Testosterone suppression - a dysfunction or a normal adaptation to training? Study: Sansone, Andrea, et al. "Sport, doping and male fertility." Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 16.1 (2018): 1-12. [00:37:02] Book: Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement, by Katy Bowman. [00:39:00] Environmental toxins: estrogens, cigarette smoking and alcohol. [00:40:16] Herbs and supplements to consider. [00:43:40] Pituitary tumours, TBI and concussion. [00:44:36] Testosterone Replacement Therapy. [00:48:59] Join our group program to get a blood test, bloodsmart.ai report, and 4 group coaching sessions.
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. SummaryIt's the week of Thanksgiving in the States so Joe and Lauren are talking all about gratitude. Having a brain injury adds another layer to the meaning of finding gratitude in everyday life. Joe and Lauren share how they practice gratitude and find thanks for life and all of its ups and downs. Plus, Joe shares more details about his new coaching program for brain injury survivors. What are you grateful for? Please share on our socials! Links Mentioned•Joe's new YouSoRock Coaching Program for Brain Injury Survivors - www.YouSoRock.coachCredits•Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds•Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano•Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story•Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter•Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram•Edited by Marcellus Wesley•Sponsored by Motus Nova, Avid Technology, and our Patreon Supporters
Hello Warriors and Battle Buddies!Here we go with Episode 144!Here we are, at the beginning of the holiday season!All is gearing up. The bright lights are soon to be flashing, the noise and holiday music will soon be everywhere, all the stimuli, the family and certainly the stress that just naturally comes with the season is upon us!As we know these can be challenging times for the general population to begin with.But those healing from a TBI, these times can be even worse. The season can even set some folks back in their healing journey.Today we discuss through our experiences, lessons learned and some strategies we have developed to help Terry during these crazy times.Some topics include, how to travel, finding the quiet, building a "TBI Bug Out Bag" and shopping differently.Hopefully you will find a few chestnuts (pun intended!) in what is offer today.Notes and resources for this episodeConnect with us at abattlewithin.com and on Facebook and on Instagram at A Battle Within.Like to be featured on the podcast? Know of someone you think should be? Or have episode topic ideas? Reach out in those same places.If you like what your hearing and want to support the program, a great way to do it is to rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcast even if you don't use that listening platform.If you want to offer more support, "Buy Us A Cup of Coffee" is a great way too do so along with our swag shop at abattlewithin.com/swagUntil next time - For those healing, show yourself some grace. For those who know someone healing, show them the same, and give them a great deal of love. Keep Battling!Instacart Offer LinkPlease note that Terry and Drew are not medical professionals nor should their perspectives be taken as medical advice.Click Here to see disclaimer.Some of the links and resources provided are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase via www.abattlewithin.com we will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Terry is also a Young Living Distributor and if you purchase via a link provided we earn a commission. Again at no chaInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/abattlewithin)
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. SummaryWe love celebrating fellow survivors and their stories through recovery and beyond. In this episode, we're featuring stroke survivor Tymiak Hawkins who is sharing his story in a big way with the debut of his first book “Becoming The Light.” Our host Joe is chatting with him about their similar recovery experiences being that they both have mostly invisible, mental deficits from their strokes and how they manage that in their daily lives. They're also both former basketball players so they talk a lot about how being athletes played into their recovery. Like Joe, Tymiak is all about positive thinking and so this episode dives into how the focus on the gift of life post-stroke. How do you stay positive through the adversities of life? Please share on our socials! Links Mentioned•Order Tymiak's book “Becoming The Light” here - https://www.tymiakhawkins.com/•Follow Tymiak on Instagram - https://instagram.com/twothet2.0?utm_medium=copy_link Credits•Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds•Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano•Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story•Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter•Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram•Edited by Marcellus Wesley•Sponsored by Motus Nova, Avid Technology, and our Patreon Supporters
BRAND NEW SERIES!! Introducing The Saturday Series...we will be covering a missing person case every week that is not being showcased as much in the media. This week's missing person is Jacob and Noah Clare, and Amanda Marie Woods. Info on Noah:3'5'40lbsbrown hair/ Blue EyesJacob Clare35 years old6'7' 200lbsBrown Hair/Blue Eyes If you have any info or tips on the whereabouts of Amanda Marie Woods please contact Lt. Amy Davis @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-450-6565.If you have any info or tips on the whereabouts of Noah Clare, please contact the Gallatin Police Department at 615-451-3838 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND..............Our goal and hope with this new series is that we can spread information & bring these people home! ..............Pretty Lies & Alibis is a true crime podcast located in Greenville, South Carolina. Pretty Lies covers a variety of cases across the United States. Join Gigi & Fruit Loop as they seek truth and travel the long road to justice. Make sure to follow Pretty Lies & Alibis on social media for more videos, details & information on the cases Gigi & Fruit Loop are currently covering... -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrettyLiesAndAlibis-Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/prettyliesandalibis/..............Special thanks to our sponsor, Too Cool T-Shirt Quilts, for their incredible support of our podcast! Click here to check out their products: https://www.toocooltshirtquilts.com/prettyliesandalibis
Marcus and Amber Capone have a 20+ year history of never giving up on one another. Marcus is a retired Navy SEAL who left the military in 2013 after multiple combat deployments. Upon returning home Marcus dealt with countless challenges including depression, isolation, cognitive impairment, and TBI (traumatic brain injury). After exhausting every specialist, brain clinic, and pharmaceutical option with no answers and deepening darkness, Amber explored one last option before giving up hope. Based on the successful experience of a fellow SEAL, Amber and Marcus decided he should undergo a plant medicine experience outside the US. An intervention the couple attributes to saying his life as well as their family. As a result of his profound transformation, they founded VETS (Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions) in 2019, a non-profit to help veterans access these alternative plant therapies. Join me as Marcus and Amber share their remarkable story and how they are on a mission to help his fellow servicemen and women find their way back to themselves. To find out more information about VETS visit https://vetsolutions.org Go to www.organifi.com/healpodcast and use code healpodcast for 20% off your order. Produced by Dear Media
In this episode, Founder of the Concussion Corner Academy®, Jessica Schwartz, talks about the nature of concussion treatment. Today, Jessica talks about her concussion experience and how it has shaped her work leading up to the Concussion Corner Academy®, the reality of long-term concussion symptoms, and some of the top concussion myths. Is it ever too late to have your concussion symptoms treated? Hear about treatment barriers, some of the surprising statistics in concussion and TBI research, and the importance of education, all on today's episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast. Key Takeaways “When you're young, make sure you have extended disability on yourself.” “There's no evidence-based, agreed upon international definition of concussion or traumatic brain injury.” “There's been zero phase 3 trials on TBI and concussion in over 30 years.” “Up to 30% of folks now have persistent symptoms of concussion.” “If we can teach one, we can serve many.” “2012 was the first year the International Consensus Statement discussed the cervical spine in terms of examination treatment.” “2015 was the first academic year in which there was a formal training for both TBI and concussion if you were a neurology resident.” “2017 was the first year on the International Consensus Statement that we identified concussion as a rehabilitative injury.” “The injury of concussion is an injury of loss. It's a loss of your ‘I am.'” “Join Twitter.” More about Jessica Schwartz 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. After spending a full year in rehabilitation, experiencing the profound dichotomy of being both doctor and patient, Dr. Schwartz identified the gaps in concussion treatment and management in the global healthcare community. Her role has been to identify the cognitive blind spots and facilitate collective competence for healthcare providers, physicians to athletic trainers, focusing on comprehensive targeted physical examinations, rehabilitative teams, and concussion care management. Suggested Keywords Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Concussion, Research, Statistics, Physiotherapy, Neurology, Concussion Corner, Myths, Healthcare, Rehabilitation, Injury, Loss, To learn more, follow Jessica at: Website to Join the Program: The Concussion Corner Academy® Facebook: Concussion Corner Twitter: @ConcussionCornr Instagram: @ConcussionCorner LinkedIn: Jessica Schwartz YouTube: Concussion Corner LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/ConcussionCorner Subscribe to Healthy, Wealthy & Smart: Website: https://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-wealthy-smart/id532717264 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ELmKwE4mSZXBB8TiQvp73 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/healthywealthysmart Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/healthy-wealthy-smart iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-healthy-wealthy-smart-27628927 Read the full transcript here: 00:02 Hey Jess, welcome to the podcast. Finally, I'm so excited to have you on. 00:07 Thank you so much for having me. I can't believe we haven't done this yet. 00:10 I know it's like absolutely insane. And just so people know Jessica and I both live in New York City, and we actually see each other quite a bit. And this is the first time I've had you on the podcast. But I'm really excited to have you on today because we're going to be talking about concussion, persistent post concussion symptoms, and you'll talk a little bit more about that name changed in the bulk of the interview. But before we get into some common myths around concussions, I would love for you to let the listeners know a little bit more about why you decided to really specialize in this niche within medicine and rehabilitation. 00:52 Awesome. Well, I thank you for the softball pitch care know. For those that don't know, Karen used to play softball on Central Park quite a bit. But yeah, no, I mean, I thank you so much for having me on. First. I've been listening to healthy, wealthy smart forever. So just thank you again. And yeah, I mean, gosh, I think back to I was a we were one of the first six residents actually, we were the first six residents in orthopedics at NYU in 2010. When I finished up grad school and all that jazz, and we I had it, I got the dream job, right, got the dream job. I had to leave New York City for it, which sounds crazy. But I think a lot of folks can connect to that, you know, working in, you know, the old adage, Jay, we used to call mills and things like that are seeing three or four patients plus per hour. And I was like, this isn't why I went into physical therapy. This is not why I wanted to do this. And I found this great clinic out in New Jersey during residency and we saw one to two patients per hour. And we had a support staff and they were emotionally intelligent. They were physical therapy owned, and they let us grow. And keep that like use of excitement, right? I don't know about you. But I'm hopped up on caffeine and too little sleep as we launched a new business this week. But it was great. And it really it fed my soul. It was wonderful colleagues and we ended up I ended up starting kind of in the opposite end of things, a civilian prosthetics program. So I was, you know, volunteering and showing up at the Manhattan VA, which has a wonderful prosthetics program. And then we also launched a breast cancer program and be launched a concussion program. So that was kind of like my first entree into concussion about 1011 years ago. And we were the only really only office in New Jersey with that type of rehabilitative practice at approaching concussion. And so very Dunning Kruger ask, it was like, you know, you don't know what you don't know until you kind of are made self aware of it. I got hit by a car. So I was hit by a car in October 3 of 2013. And right before then, oh, actually, it wasn't even right before then care. I'm sorry about that. But it was two years before it was our last day of residency. We saw that there was a conference at NYU at the hospital. And it was on concussion and it was NY us first concussion conference. Now this was 2011. So my best friend from Italy Beatrice, you know, hi, BIA. She's in Lucca. She's a great physio, if you're out in Italy listening in. And we were like, What do you want to go and it was our first weekend off for residency. I mean, we were exhausted, excited. And we're like, let's do it. So we went to this conference, I fell in love with it. And so we were at least aware of what this program was at NYU. Fast forward two years from there. And I was actually hit by a car here in Manhattan. So that's really where it's my life's work and passion is to become because I actually live with persistent symptoms. So and went through quite a recovery. So that's kind of how it all kind of came together and coalesced. 03:49 And when you suffered a concussion, and this was in 2013 It did you did you have kind of the self awareness at that time to think, well, you know, I've been learning a lot about concussions, I think I can I can kind of help myself here and did that then really propel you to learn more and to dive in even more. 04:19 So when I was hit, I was hit by an unlicensed driver from behind and my airbags did not go off. I was in my Toyota Prius you may have even been in that car at some point. And I didn't think anything of it but I knew I when I said the story is I I got out of the car. I want to get out of the car. I got hit so hard. I was stoplight at a red light wasn't looking behind me because we were stopped. And it was the traditional traffic right care like we're just inching forward. And I was probably on that block of 12 Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue for about two or three light cycles because of traffic. So I just got Walt from behind and so the New Yorker in May right so born and raised New Yorker You know, unbuckle the seatbelt and get out of the car to give this guy the business. And I was just so dizzy care. And I held onto the top of the hood of my roof of the car and I was like, I gotta sit down. Fast forward. I thought this was quote unquote, just going to be a concussion. And at that time, we really thought concussions were pretty much resolved spontaneously within seven to 10 days based off of the literature from 2002. From Brolio and McCrea at all from the NCAA study. But we don't have that's false. And we have so much updated information we can chat about if you'd like. So I thought it was just going to be seven to 10 days. I went back to work for for a week, I thought, you know, I would just be sore, kind of like a whiplash or like a Dom's. And now, I just kept D compensating and then from there went from 10 to 14 hours of rehab a week for 14 months. 05:53 And how did you continue to work and continue to function during all this time? 05:58 I did not. So I went off of I went out of work, mind you, I was just promoted to junior partner the week I got hit. So I remember I was like directing a prosthetics program, we had all these other programs, I just became junior partner, which would have been a profit share with a company and I loved my job, I would still send people back to that clinic, those four clinics in New Jersey in northern New Jersey. So essentially what happened was, it was a conversation that went on for months. So I was on short term disability for six months. And I say this to all physical therapists, physicians, OTs, PTs, whoever's listening to this, when you're young, make sure you have extended disability on yourself, because our bodies are so fragile at the end of the day. And again, I was an athlete, I was a cyclist I was training for, for a century bike ride and life changes in the blink of an eye. And I was underinsured with a $50,000 policy policies for car insurance to go up to 300,000 to 3 million for certain policies. And it would have been an extra $12 a month. But again, you're a new grad, you're just out of residency, just out of DPT school and you know, you're thinking about student loans and just being out of school. And so you don't really plan that far. So that's a whole other conversation we can have on another podcast. So I was on short term disability and we all know the legality of and we all have our own cognitive biases about this, right? So when people are involved in litigation, we know that their care tends to go a little bit longer. So I just I knew that. And I didn't want to, I almost didn't want to set myself up for failure, right? I just wanted to be a good soldier, show up for therapies, neuro psychology, vision therapy, talk therapy, vestibular therapy, regular musculoskeletal for the whiplash therapy, and just be a good soldier and show up as a good patient, just thinking that I would get better and slightly different than a musculoskeletal injury. The difference is with with brain injury is that there are cognitive and behavioral impairments that differentiate those from brain injury from musculoskeletal injury and rehab. On top of that, add the environmental aspect, and that's a whole other aspect of the injury. So there's no finite, you know, six to eight weeks of tissue healing or things like that, when it comes to brain brain injury, that it's a very gray area. So I was on disability for six months. And then that ended and that was petrifying. So two weeks before disability ended. I wanted to burn it down. That's when I got angry. And I think that's when I really went through that whole grief cycle, because I just kept showing up to therapy thinking I was going to get better, and then I did not. So went back after 14 months, I had the no fault car insurance, which helped pay some bills back home with mom at the time. And that was it. So after that, when I went back to work, I actually realized I had a vision handicap with overhead LED lights. So I still live with persistent symptoms, I still live with neuro fatigue, I still have an ocular motor disorder. But we learn how to manage and cope and I have wonderful support systems and definitely a grit that a lot of people don't have as well, I think I'm missing a chromosome there somewhere. 09:03 And you know, and this was eight years ago. So I think it's important for the people listening to understand that, you know, when one is diagnosed with a concussion, it's not just like you said over and seven to 10 days or maybe a week or a month or even a year, and that there are symptoms that can persist. And I think that's a great segue into what are some common myths around concussions. So I asked Jessica give me like maybe your top three common myths that surround concussion and and post concussion. So Jessica, I'll throw it over to you. So what would be Myth number one that is circulating out in whether it be layman's world or even the medical world? Well, 09:53 um, I was actually I'm going to give you something that we didn't speak about. I'll kind of combine one of them with three but One of them, actually two that we didn't speak, I'll surprise you as well. But there's actually no evidence based definition agreed upon international definition of concussion or traumatic brain injury. And that kind of will segue a little bit into two is that there's actually been zero phase three clinical trials on TBI concussion in over 30 years. So, when we're talking about research, I mean, talk about ground floor ground level, I mean, we were in the basement 10 years ago, just not having any idea what we were looking at. So I even I try to tell people like when we're talking about this, and looking at the literature, the medical legal literature got ahold of this injury 50 plus years ago, and it's been in the trapped with closed head injury and medical legal literature, but really not until 22,004. And on how we've been talking about this as a rehabilitative injury, and things like that. So, you know, historically, when we don't know what to do with someone in medicine, we tend to send them down to trajectories, we send them, we allude that they're milling, lingering, or looking for a secondary gain, or we tell them that's all in their head, and it can't be real, right. So that's what's kind of happening with these patients that we know up to 30% of folks now have persistent symptoms of concussion, they don't just spontaneously. You know, in even two weeks, we even actually, because we didn't really know what we're looking for right care. So we didn't have an agreed upon definition. So how can you know what you're looking at unless you know where you're looking for. So that's so very important to connect to is that a lot of the mismanagement of concussion was so much more prevalent in a well cared for patient. 11:38 That's wild. And so before 2004, basically, if you had persistent persistent symptoms after a concussion, it was like, good luck. 11:50 Yeah, you were allude that you're faking it. You were looking at this, that it was a psychological injury. Yeah. You know, and 11:57 that, that in and of itself is crazy making? 12:00 Yes, well, that's the whole thing and the chicken or the egg, right. And you can't deny psychological conversations when it comes to the brains like Hello. However, you know, it's really the chicken or the egg, you have these somatic things that we have the ability today in 2021, in a well versed clinician to validate the patient's symptom profile by doing targeted, comprehensive physical examinations as it pertains to concussion. So we actually the best thing that we can do for a patient like this, and I'm sure you've had all the chronic pain people on your podcast and things like that is validate their symptom profile. Listen, you're not crazy for seeing words coming up off the page. No, you didn't drop some LSD or an illegal drug. You have an ocelot Xia? You know, but the difference between the moderate and severe TBI is is that these folks have the self awareness to know that something's not right. But they do not have this objective language to express the what or how they feel with brain injury. So what do we do all day care? And how are you feeling? What's your pain level? What's your number? How are you feeling? But brain injury folks do not have the subjective language to express that so when they go to the mall and our fear avoidant of that, or they go to the supermarket, and they are don't like to be in a complex visual sensory environment, because the colors may blur, and things like that, that is then looked at as a fear avoidant behavior. And that's been sent to psychological counseling for decades. So how can we as physios how do we get these guys first and gals? So not to Detroit too much to keep you on track. But those are two. The first two is that there have been there are over 43 working definitions of concussion. One of them is evidence based. And to that there are zero phase three clinical trials in over 30 years for TBI concussion. 13:42 Wow. Wow. Wow, those are two biggies. Two big myth. 13:46 I would think so then I'll combine the last three because there are points. So the third one is, you know, I really, I'm really into education care. And I really believe that if we can teach one we can serve many, okay. And that's just what I've been privy to. And this implicit trust in the last, like eight to 10 years with this injury, that I've been invited to all different conferences for emergency physician athletic training, PT, you name it, because we all need to be on the same page here. So folks really need to I always say that we need to have a really humble approach when we come here because and I say this with kindness and I but I say this very firmly, is that with concussion, we have infinite ports of access to entry to care. Okay, you can go to the urgent care the emergency department, you could even be at your OB GYN appointment and you might have had this fall and a ski injury over the weekend and in your annual or biannual you know OBGYN appointment if you're a woman. And you know, you could have had you could have pre presented with signs and symptoms of concussion and not be aware of it. So I see that because there's infinite ports of entry on like cancer or unlike cardiology, you have a heart attack, where do you go care and you go to the emergency room, right? And then you see the cardiologist just right or you get diagnosed with cancer or your PCP or you start losing weight, you have some red flag showing up. Where do you go? Yeah, young colleges right to the oncologist, right. So that's a, that's a defined pathway. With concussion, we don't have a defined pathway. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. However, it's where a lot of this mismanagement has come up over the last few years and decades, and that's where patients start to suffer. And that's where it healthcare, we've actually imparted something that's called AI atherogenic suffering, which is where actually the health care system where your doctor is actually part of a way of suffering on a patient. So I bring that to our attention with these three quick facts. I'll say them quickly, and then we can chat about them. Go for one 2012. That's the number you got to know. 2012 was the first year the international consensus statement discuss the cervical spine in terms of examination treatment, that whole stick that connects the central nervous system to the peripheral nervous system and runs the autonomics up and down, right 2012. We just started talking about the cervical spine internationally. 2015 was the first academic year in which there was a formal training for both TBI and concussion, if you are a neurology resident. So if you were a brain physician in 2015, that was their first formal didactic year, they had training in concussion and brain injury. So just let that settle in there for a second because that's, that's just wow. Again, this is a place to build up, not tear down, but that was taking place within the behavioral neurology section of the American Academy of Neurology. And the third one was that 2017 was the first year on the international consensus statement that we actually identified the concussion as a rehabilitative injury. 2017. So, like, what? So if you think about it, as physical therapists, congratulations, happy 100 years care. We just had our centennial, right. So we were rehabilitation aids, literally in the trenches 100 years ago, like now, and we were treating what we were treating brain injury, what are we doing in the ICUs for treating brain injury? We're getting them up, we're getting them moving. But what do we prescribe when we don't know what to do with someone and healthcare rest? So we now know that that's not the ideal thing to do beyond the first 72 hours, but yeah, 2012, cervical spine 2015, brain physician started learning how concussion and 2017 was we call the rehabilitative so that's my third. 17:29 Wow, that's, it just seems like that cannot be possible. 17:33 Yeah. And, and it seems like that and because we know better, right? But imagine then being, you know, having deficits and having trouble thinking and processing, and what's our most valuable resource attention, but then you can't process. So it's, it's so horrible when you're a patient, and you have to negotiate the system, if you go through a no fault, or you go through a worker's comp, and there's all these other aspects, you know, of that of, of the injury. So I always say, sorry, I always say is that concussion as an injury of loss of it, I am, so you have to really pay attention to where your patients are in space and time when you when you meet them. 18:10 And it all seems to me like just not having a clear pathway. To me sounds like barriers to treatment, and barriers to to improvement. And then my question, I just one quick question. It. If you if the patient doesn't quite know who to go to, they don't know that they're they they have a concussion? Because some people like oh, you know, he got his bell rang, or whatever. And they don't even go to see a doctor, but they're having some symptoms, but they're not quite sure who to go to? Is it that the longer your symptoms go on, the less likely you are to recover? 18:50 So there's a yes or no answer to that. I don't want to say it depends. But the good news is, is that we have folks five and 10 years out who may have not sought treatment, like the patient you just alluded to, or sought treatment, then kind of plateaued, the brain wasn't ready yet. And that's totally fine. And we've got to tell patients that No, hey, maybe we need to take three to six months and just kind of let this settle. Let's reset, regroup, and then let's come back. Because the brain just may not be ready. You cannot force this. This is not about grit and resilience, in terms of being sore and pushing through. You've got to listen to the brain and I talked about it with like the knee effusion principle. You know, we have residency in orthopedic so I talk ortho all the time, although I love the neuro, neuro world these days as well. But you know, it's like the knee effusion principle, right? You do too much the knee fuses, we want to give it if it doesn't come down in two days, we did too much. Let's cut in half, right. So it's the same thing with concussion except the difference that is super frustrating to both patients and clinicians that aren't in the know is that you can have delayed symptom onset. So you can do something within the therapy office or they can do something like for example, have a vestibular migraine, where they feel good while they're walking outside and they feel okay walking But as soon as they stop their body like isn't really caught up to them yet. And then they get this distributor migraine within 20 to 60 minutes, and then they feel like garbage. But then they don't know what even to associate with. And that right there, Karen will make you feel crazy. So so it's very important to have somebody in the know, but you said something right before that question about barriers? And you're absolutely right, there are barriers, but I'll do you one better is that we're not only have barriers to accessing quality care for concussion, we also have i atherogenic, suffering, where they come and I, as a provider may not know enough about concussion to look at this from 360. So we have providers that don't know, they may be maybe in 2021, we'll be able to pull up the international consensus statement. But that's only for sport, and it's very limited. So it doesn't go through the nuance of the suffering and the delayed symptom onset and things like that. It's very white paper esque, right? So we actually then cause harm by quote unquote, just treating the neck, not looking at the vestibular system, not looking at sleep, not looking at the ocular motor system, not looking at is the the migrant or aspect of it, not, you know, all these other things and aspects that make concussion concussion. So from a symptom profile standpoint, so if you feel typically I should say, 21:15 yeah, and, and, you know, like you said earlier, you're all about education, and getting people to therapists, and whether you're a physical therapist, occupational therapist, you've been a personal trainer, physician, really understanding the ins and outs of concussion. And so I'm going to, I'm going to plug your educational entity that is that is launching, and it's concussion, corner Academy. And so now, I really like that you're coming at this from the patient and the provider standpoint. So talk a little bit more about concussion, quarter Academy, and what separates it from other educational programs. Because, you know, as you know, there's a lot out there in the world, right? So how, what, what is it about this that makes it different, and that you're really proud of as you should be? 22:08 Oh, I appreciate that care. And, golly, I mean, talk about like, your life's work, right? And I really, I just get goosebumps thinking about this. And I'm like, wow, this is this is really just a dream. And I'll be very honest with you, this is a we're in a pandemic, still, some people may not want to admit that. But we're, we're still in a pandemic. And we all kind of went through something, right, especially in New York City, we really went through it initially in the acute phase of this pandemic. And I did, I lost a good chunk of my practice, and I had to really sit with myself and I said, Gosh, just what do you want to keep doing? You know, what do you want to do with your life, I had patients no less than four years, some 11 years as patients. And I was like, I'm not doing this again, I just don't have the energy. And that was from just a like a, like, almost like a burnout aspect. I just couldn't imagine re building up my my practice again, I have no problem seeing patients, if they call me but I have no desire to market. Now. I was like, Well, my ideal life based off of my symptoms and persistent symptoms. You know, I really work every other day. So yeah, I can push through every five days and do a regular work week if needed, but I don't feel well. And then I'm not pleasant. And it's just, you know, I just know my limits. So with the neuro fatigue and the stuff that I live with, I said, Well, what's, uh, what's, what's something I can do? Well, if I could work remotely, that was kind of it. And I said, How can I help the concussion community? So we decided, and my partner is a graphic designer and in to animation and editing and all of this stuff. We said, how can we make this beautiful, and deliver it? Because the user experience was so important to us? And then how can we deliver it internationally to where it's accessible? So we're, we formed the academy, and essentially, the goal has always been to promote healing, decrease suffering, increase support, and deliver it with kindness to this mismanage patient population, but we need to have access. So I have a tremendous faculty. We're launching we are we have a nonprofit partnership. We have the faculty are actually the people on the international consensus statement. They're the people treating the the boots on the ground, their clinician scientists, and they get it, they get concussions, and they're vested in concussion. So it's going to be a 12 week online course for our first cohort. It's fixed. It's from January 16 to April 10. It's going to be two hours per week one posted for you and one live on Sunday mornings at 10am. Eastern which will allow for our European friends and our California friends as well on the West Coast. And it's going to be 24 hours of CEU activity for for for physical therapists and athletic trainers. As long as we have 10, ot speech pathologists, neuropsychologist, psychologists, social workers, we can see you them as well, but it's the first round so it's kind of a lot of investment here. So I'm just going with PT and 80 to start unless we have 10 of the others. And we're going to have a nonprofit partnership, but the the beauty of it all is already I'm actually going to have, we're going to be doing research on our students. So we're actually going to be looking to change outcomes based off of evidence based practice and education. So we're going to be able to study our students, and then link up with our nonprofits as well to support them because it's really an underfunded sector of research where cancer gets billions and trillions and and TBI and concussion tend to get hundreds of millions. So we're really going to try and support the folks you know, who are boots on the ground. 25:29 I love it. It sounds so great. Where can people find more information about it? 25:34 Sure. It's going to be it? Well, it's already at it's at concussion corner.org.org. If you follow the podcast, we tried to give things away just like you do with healthy, wealthy smart. So we've had the concussion corner podcast is 2018. I hosted the Super Bowl concussion are moderated, I should say, the Super Bowl concussion conference in Minneapolis and we launched it then it's been around in over 50 countries, it's been so well received, we have a lovely community. So we're going into education, and how can we have a supportive community with open office hours and open office hours and things like that, that will what will provide our students with, with eventually a rehabilitation video database, where that's going to be searchable for folks as well. So they can search, you know, cervical spine examination intervention, what's the referral process look like. So it'll be a robust program, but we're going to be beta in January with I just want to point out, we're going to have a referral program. And, again, I'm a person and have one right, so we're not going to have an early bird special, like we're used to at conferences. But the whole thing is to spread this word of mouth. So instead of taking $100 off, we're going to give a $75 referral. If you have seven to eight people that you refer your whole tuition is paid for Plus, you get your 24 hours of CEU. So we want to really just want this to be word of mouth, from from like grassroots, let's build it by conversation and internal marketing and get people in who are invested in wanting to learn about this injury. 27:02 Awesome, awesome. And of course, we'll have a link to it in the show notes here at podcast at healthy, wealthy, smart calm for anyone who wants to learn more about the program and about the modules and how it's set up. Or you want to just get some more information. Or if you're ready, you heard this and you're like, I see people with concussion all the time. I'm not 100% comfortable, I need to learn more, or this is something I want to learn more about, I think now you have the perfect opportunity to learn. So we'll have a link there in the podcast notes for anyone who is ready to pull the trigger and join Jessica in January. So now just is there anything that you really want the listeners to take away from this conversation around concussion and rehab of concussion? 27:58 Yeah, so I'm sure there's, there's so many things off the top of my head, really connecting to that concussion is a rehabilitative injury. And if we can connect to that the injury of concussion is an injury of loss. It's a loss of your I Am your I am funny, I am husband, I am wife, I am Doctor, I am surgeon, you're I am. So if we are sensitive to that and connect to that concussion is an event, it's not an event there, it has to be a mechanism of injury, don't get me wrong, but it's not an event, it's an actual process. And we have this neuro metabolic cascade. And then we tend to have this loss of function in our in our environment. So that is really what I want folks to connect to. Because we have to make sure we're meeting our patients where they are and their moments of recovery. So that's really the big thing to connect to is that folks tend to really connect to the event of the concussion, you know, the post traumatic amnesia, the domestic event, the loss of consciousness, and less than 10% of those folks, but they're not connecting to where those folks are in their trajectory. And how many folks have they seen before you on average, people see six to 10 providers before they walk into my door. Okay, connect to that. Do they trust healthcare providers before they've talked to you? Did they have physical therapy in a hospital gym that wasn't really, neurologically sensitive to their needs, their smell, their sound, their lights, things like that. So connect to your patients in a different way. I can guarantee you if you're a new grad, this is going to this is going to get you excited. And if you're a little more seasoned, like Karen and myself and you're feeling a little burnt out, this is a great way to look at your patients 360 We're looking at autonomics we're looking at neurology, vestibular ocular motor. The physiological aspect of its sleep, nutrition, neuro endocrine, let's talk about sexual dysfunction and concussion. That's a whole other podcast. But it really is something that you can hear my passion about, or these patients are being mismanaged much more probably than they're being well cared for. And we can change that and there's no reason that we can't change that for next day. Not Knowledge Translation in the clinic, so I challenge your listeners to that care. 30:03 Amazing, amazing. And now I have one more question to ask. And it's one that I asked everyone. And that's knowing where you are now, in your life and in your career, what advice would you give to your younger self, let's say, you know, straight out of straight out of Ithaca physical therapy school. 30:21 Um, let's see here, straight. So I've honestly joined Twitter, I have had so many, I've had so many positive experiences, the 99 that I've had positive and the one negative, you know, and you really have to conduct yourself in a certain way, of course, but I joined Twitter, I've had so many amazing opportunities. I was invited to the Super Bowl, I was asked to be one of our spokeswoman like you for American Physical Therapy Association, I've been invited to speak at conferences and, and just network with people who I would never have access or touch points to. And I really think it was the most powerful thing I've done for my education, besides, you know, maybe a residency postdoc, really. So I really do and we wouldn't have met the same way either. So I think it's been great. 31:05 All right. Well, that I think that might be the first time I've gotten that. What advice would you give to your younger self is to join, join Twitter and join social media. So thank you for that. And like you said, you have to make it your own, and you have to approach it, approach it in the right way. So I think that's great advice. And now, again, people can go to concussion corner.org. To find out more. And of course, like I said, we'll have all the links at podcast at healthy, wealthy, smart, calm. So a big thank you, Jessica, for coming on the program busting some concussion myths. So thank you so much. 31:42 Oh, thank you so much for having me and to all your listeners. Thanks so much for your time and attention. I really appreciate it. 31:47 Of course and everyone thanks so much for listening, have a great couple of days and stay healthy, wealthy and smart
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