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54. Pillars of Concussion Care + Holistic Approach (with Melissa Biscardi)

Brain injury affects the whole person – and every injury is different. That is why it is so important to learn as much as we can about current research and rehab practices. This week, Melissa Biscardi from Rehab Lab is guiding us through pillars of concussion care to learn about different pieces of recovery that we may not have known to address. This includes: Autonomic Nervous System, Nutrition / Supplements, Psychological Support, Soft Tissue / Manual Therapy, Rehab + Memory / Cognition. We will also discuss how to find the right clinician. You’ll leave this episode with some takeaways that can help you to find where to go next in your recovery journey.

0:00 Intro

8:45 Introducing Melissa

12:15 Why Rehab?

17:40 Pillars of Care – overview

24:05 Autonomic Nervous System

26:40 Nutrition / Supplements

30:25 Psychological Support

31:30 Soft Tissue / Manual Therapy

35:10 Finding the Right Clinician

41:05 Rehab + Memory/Cognition

43:45 Cristabelle’s Example

49:00 Words of Hope

Connect with Melissa: rehablab.ca @the.rehab.lab

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