Concussion 101 Podcast

 

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Concussion 101 is dedicated to educating patients, families, athletes, coaches and teachers, and to helping them getting a-head again! The multidisciplinary expert team at York Region Concussion Clinic shares their knowledge and answers your questions about concussions.

Disclaimer: Note that Concussion 101 podcast is for educational purposes only. Always seek medical help in a multidisciplinary clinic if you suspect you have a concussion. Specific recommendations may vary depending on the details of your injury. Contents are based on information from research and clinical experience.

In this first episode of Concussion 101, Dr. Taher Chugh, sports MD and medical director at YRCC, will cover the basics about concussion. He will explain what is a concussion, what are its symptoms, and what to do if a concussion is suspected.

Hosted by Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med and Ms. Caitlin Heino BSc, MSc, OT Reg (Ont)

Research: Dr. Taher Chugh

Recording date: September 2018

In this second episode of Concussion 101, Dr. Taher Chugh, sports MD and medical director at YRCC, will continue to give us an overview of concussions. He will talk about the diagnosis, recovery time and management.

Hosted by Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med and Ms. Caitlin Heino BSc, MSc, OT Reg (Ont)

Research: Dr. Taher Chugh

Recording date: September 2018

In episode 3 of Concussion 101, Ms. Caitlin Heino, occupational therapist at YRCC,  will answer your questions about sleep. She will explain how concussions can affect sleep and what can be done to reset the natural sleep rhythm.

Hosted by Ms. Caitlin Heino BSc, MSc, OT Reg (Ont) and Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med

Research: Ms. Caitlin Heino and Dr. Taher Chugh

Recording date: September 2018

In episode 4 of Concussion 101, Ms. Caitlin Heino, occupational therapist at YRCC,  will cover the big question of rest after a concussion. She will review the latest research and consensus about rest, explain the principles of energy management and briefly discuss diet post-concussion.

Hosted by Ms. Caitlin Heino BSc, MSc, OT Reg (Ont) and Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med

Research: Ms. Caitlin Heino, Dr. Taher Chugh and Dr. Maude Boulanger

Recording date: October 2018

In episode 5 of Concussion 101, Ms. Caitlin Heino, occupational therapist at YRCC,  will highlight the importance of maintaining a hopeful and positive mindset when recovering from a concussion, as well as discuss mindfulness and other relaxation techniques.

Hosted by Ms. Caitlin Heino BSc, MSc, OT Reg (Ont) and Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med

Research: Ms. Caitlin Heino, Dr. Taher Chugh and Dr. Maude Boulanger

Recording date: October 2018

In episode 6 of Concussion 101, Dr. Taher Chugh, sports MD and medical director at YRCC, will demystify and destigmatize mood and behavioural changes that commonly happen post concussion.

Hosted by Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med and  Ms. Caitlin Heino BSc, MSc, OT Reg (Ont)

Research: Dr. Taher Chugh

Recording date: October 2018

In episode 7 of Concussion 101, Dr. Taher Chugh and Dr. Ricky Ma, sports physician and chiropractor at YRCC respectively, will talk about common neck issues post concussion and will cover neck anatomy, neuromuscular control and whiplash in this first part.

Hosted by Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med and Dr. Ricky Ma DC

Research: Dr. Taher Chugh and Dr. Ricky Ma

Recording date: February 2019

In episode 8 of Concussion 101, Dr. Taher Chugh and Dr. Ricky Ma, sports physician and chiropractor at YRCC respectively, will continue their discussion about common neck issues and address treatment options in the context of a biopsychosocial model.

Hosted by Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med and Dr. Ricky Ma DC

Research: Dr. Taher Chugh and Dr. Ricky Ma

Recording date: February 2019

In episode 9 of Concussion 101, Dr. Taher Chugh will share general information about post-traumatic headaches. He will explain different headache types that commonly affect concussion patients and factors that can weigh in on their headache experiences.  

Hosted by Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med and Dr. Maude Boulanger HBSc, MD, CCFP

Research: Dr. Taher Chugh

Recording: March 2019

In episode 10 of Concussion 101, Dr. Taher Chugh, sports physician and medical director at YRCC, will continue his discussion about post-traumatic headache and talk about the role of stress in headaches as well as the role of complementary and integrative medicine.

Hosted by Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med and Dr. Maude Boulanger HBSc, MD, CCFP

Research: Dr. Taher Chugh

Recording: March 2019

In episode 11 of Concussion 101, Dr. Mona Ubhi, optometrist at YRCC, will cover common visual symptoms post-concussion and explain the binocular visual system as well as the role of functional optometry in concussion care.

Hosted by Dr. Mona Ubhi OD and Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med

Research: Dr. Mona Ubhi OD and Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med

Recording date: June 2019

In episode 12 of Concussion 101, Dr. Mona Ubhi, optometrist at YRCC, continues her discussion of visual inefficiencies after a concussion and talks about glasses and vision therapy.

Hosted by Dr. Mona Ubhi OD and Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med

Research: Dr. Mona Ubhi OD and Dr. Taher Chugh MD, CCFP(SEM), Dip Sport Med

Recording date: June 2019

Original idea, edited and produced by Dr. Maude Boulanger HBSc, MD, CCFP
Voice over narration by Mr. Mojtaba Garshasb BSc candidate
Music by customanthems
Artwork by designcre8tor
IT by Ram Bala

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