Symptom flare-ups and hard days will happen when recovering from a brain injury / concussion - and it can be exhausting and disheartening. But there are actually things we can do to help, if we learn the right things to check and respond to our brain & body’s signals. Our nervous system is more adaptable than we may think! Dr. Jeremy Schmoe is here to teach us exactly how to help ourselves feel better on those hard days.
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0:00 Intro w/Cristabelle
10:00 Introducing Dr. Schmoe
17:00 Your Nervous System can Adapt
18:50 Topic Intro: Keeping Recovery Going
19:50 Check In with Yourself
20:25 Checking Autonomics
22:45 Checking Gut Inflammation
25:10 If Cardio Flares Up Symptoms…
26:00 How to Know if Cardio Will Help
29:45 Checking Vestibular
31:15 Adaptive Exercise
33:00 Checking Eye Movements
34:30 Finding the “Perfect Recipe” For Yourself
36:50 Checking Cerebellum
38:25 Checking Neck
40:40 Checking Dual Tasking
42:15 Learning to Recognize Flare-Ups
45:00 Finding a Good Provider
MEET OUR GUEST:
Dr. Jeremy Schmoe, DC DACNB FACFN FABBIR, is the founder and director of The Functional Neurology Center and Co Developer of The Brain Health Online Summit. Over the past 10 years he has been working with patients with complex neurological dysfunction. He has treated thousands of patients with head injuries, vertigo, dysautonomia, dizziness, movement disorders, neuro-degenerative and developmental disorders. He enjoys seeing the most complex cases Integrating neuro-rehab, manual therapy, lab work and nutrition.
He has worked with many professional NHL and KHL hockey players and has been highlighted in Minnesota Hockey Magazine. He has also been in The Huffington Post, Experience Life Magazine and WCCO for his work. He specializes in working with post concussion syndrome and vestibular symptoms, which is his passion. He has lectured Nationally and Internationally in Canada and England for the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience. He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board DACNB, passed the FACFN examination and was the valedictorian of the 2015 FABBIR Carrick Institute TBI program.
He has presented at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Annual Conference, North Dakota TBI Network and in Washington DC at the Federal Interagency TBI Conference. He has been a guest on numerous podcasts and has presented at the University of Minnesota annual sports symposium as well as the Minnesota Chiropractic Association Concussion Conference and annual conference. He enjoys educating other providers and patients on functional neurology. He is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. He lives and practices in Minnesota. His wife Erin is also a chiropractor and they have a 3 month old daughter named Willow and a 5 year old dog named Burrberry who likes to hang at the clinic. His center in Minnesota has seen thousands of patients in an intensive care model helping with Post Concussion, Dizziness, Vertigo, Dysautonomia, TBI and ABI.
Email: [email protected]
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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The thing i absolutely love about your podcasts is that you give us, through these interviews and your experiences, take home information that we can actually apply to our situations and use to help. (Though I will probably have to listen to this 14 more times to understand some of it. Lol)
Also, your positivity is contagious. You have a beautiful spirit. Thank you so much Cristabelle!
Jen, thank you so much for this kind comment. I truly appreciate hearing this- and it makes my heart so full of joy to know that it has helped!! 🙂 that's my goal, to help survivors know things they can practically do to get through their day by day! Hugs!! -Cristabelle