After a concussion or brain injury, the function of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) can be commonly disrupted. This can cause a dysregulation between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system – leading to increased symptoms.
This week, Natasha Wilch is back to explain the ins and outs of the ANS as it relates to brain injury. She will also explain dysautonomia and POTS, and share some practical tools to improve autonomic function.
7:55 Introducing Natasha
13:11 What is the Autonomic Nervous System
14:20 Parasympathetic vs. Sympathetic
17:15 Effect of Concussions/Brain Injury
21:20 Compass 31 Tool to Bring to Practitioners
22:55 Dysautonomia & POTS
25:40 Cristabelle’s Experience
27:25 Identifying Triggers & Response
34:55 Putting the Pieces Together Clinically
36:40 Anxiety or Autonomics?
37:55 Practical Things to Do to Help
42:00 Words of Hope
Connect with Natasha: @natasha.wilch or https://www.natashawilch.com/
Compass 31 Assessment: https://www.mvpctr.com/compass-31-online-questionnaire/
Listen to Cristabelle’s new “Hope Survives” single on all music streaming platforms!
Hosted by Cristabelle Braden: @cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com
Hope After Head Injury: @hopeafterheadinjury | hopeafterheadinjury.com
Brain Injury Bible Study: @braininjurybiblestudy | braininjurybiblestudy.com
Join the online community & zoom support group: hopeafterheadinjury.com/community
Thank you to Council on Brain Injury for supporting this podcast by providing a microphone as part of their grant program to the brain injury community. Check out the amazing work done by CoBI at: councilonbraininjury.com
This podcast is for education and informational purposes only, and not intended for medical advice. If you need specific medical advice, please consult your physician.