Brain injury affects the whole person - and every injury is different. That is why it is so important to learn as much as we can about current research and rehab practices.
This week on Hope Survives® | Brain Injury Podcast, Melissa Biscardi from Rehab Lab is guiding us through pillars of concussion care to learn about different pieces of recovery that we may not have known to address. This includes: Autonomic Nervous System, Nutrition / Supplements, Psychological Support, Soft Tissue / Manual Therapy, Rehab + Memory / Cognition. We will also discuss how to find the right clinician. You’ll leave this episode with some takeaways that can help you to find where to go next in your recovery journey.
Listen below or on your mobile device by subscribing on podcast platforms!
8:45 Introducing Melissa
12:15 Why Rehab?
17:40 Pillars of Care - overview
24:05 Autonomic Nervous System
26:40 Nutrition / Supplements
30:25 Psychological Support
31:30 Soft Tissue / Manual Therapy
35:10 Finding the Right Clinician
41:05 Rehab + Memory/Cognition
43:45 Cristabelle’s Example
49:00 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Melissa Biscardi is a registered nurse and osteopathic therapist focusing on concussion rehabilitation, long-Covid, and brain optimization. Melissa maintains a private practice - Concussion Rehab Lab - in Toronto and virtually, for busy go-getters aiming to reclaim their brain health. She also acts as a mentor to clinicians teaching workshops and through her Concussion mentorship program - the Concussion Rehab Accelerator. Melissa has published numerous research articles and three book chapters covering different aspects of brain health including concussion, dementia, injury prevention, and aging with brain injury. She completed a Master of Science focusing on women’s hormones post concussion and she is currently pursuing her PhD at University of Toronto. She has dedicated her life to helping others improve their brain health and to feel like themselves again after concussion through effective, evidence-based concussion care.
Connect: @the.rehab.lab | rehablab.ca
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
Connect: @cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com
About This Podcast
Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury, stroke, concussion, or ABI? This podcast is for you. Sharing hope, support, and education for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and families. Hosted by award-winning TBI survivor, advocate, and singer/songwriter Cristabelle Braden, this is an uplifting podcast to bring hope to your darkest days. Subscribe and stay tuned for messages of encouragement, interviews with professionals, and survivor stories.
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