Did you know? It is common to develop exercise intolerance while recovering from a brain injury.
This week on Hope Survives | Brain Injury Podcast, Dr. Mark Heisig is here to explain why this happens, and give advice for survivors on how to increase movement.
Some topics covered: the relationship between symptoms and exercise, autonomic system dysfunction, different types of exercise affect on the brain, suggestions for where to start with increasing movement, and more.
Season 2 - Episode 8
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0:00 Intro- Exercise Intolerance
7:47 Introducing Dr. Mark Heisig
12:02 What are some challenges with exercise after concussion?
15:33 Exercise & Concussion Symptoms
17:40 Symptom Limited Activity
21:54 Increasing Activity
23:20 Buffalo Concussion Test
28:32 Low, Moderate, and High Intensity Exercise
35:22 Resistance Training
44:09 Where to Start for PCS
49:26 Ways to Increase Movement
53:12 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Mark Heisig, ND is a concussion specialist practicing in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr Mark strives to be a leader in integrative concussion recovery by inspiring athletes and motivated individuals with simplicity and innovation to achieve new levels of higher quality performance in sport and life. Dr. Mark lives with his wife and their newborn daughter in AZ, plays ice hockey when he can, runs recreationally, and pets all dogs.
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
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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