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52. Autonomic Nervous System Recovery (with Natasha Wilch)

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.

0:00 Intro

2:20 Cristabelle

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/


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