Discussions on Concussions

by Rachel Coombs Renwick

I founded Discussions on Concussions to create a space that holds a variety of information on brain injuries and chronic migraine from the perspective of those who suffer from them. I personally have suffered through six concussions in my life and still endure the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome (PCS) to this day. Step-by-step, I’m here to help those who are recovering from brain injuries and help educate their loved one... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 5

  • S05 E05 - International Women's Day Part Three: The Female Body with a Fragile Noggin

    S05 E05 - International Women's Day Part Three: The Female Body with a Fragile Noggin

    In this final part of our International Women's Day Panel, we discuss how our heads feel extra pain during our menstrual cycles and how we adapt to it. Our bodies endure so much pain on the regular that our tolerances have increas...

    33:25
  • S05 E04 - International Women's Day Part Two: A Fragile Noggin in the Workplace

    S05 E04 - International Women's Day Part Two: A Fragile Noggin in the Workplace

    Continuing our 3 part series for International Women’s Day, our special panel of women discuss what it is like to be a fragile noggin in the workplace. Suffering from migraine and/or healing from a brain injury can easily impact y...

    24:33
  • S05 E03 - International Women's Day Part One: Facing Societal Pressures as a Fragile Noggin

    S05 E03 - International Women's Day Part One: Facing Societal Pressures as a Fragile Noggin

    Happy International Women's Day! For the occasion, Discussions on Concussions has gathered up a group of incredible women to participate in a candid discussion of what it is like as a woman with a "fragile noggin".In Part One, we ...

    48:41
  • S05 E02 - Parent's Perspective of a Fragile Noggin

    S05 E02 - Parent's Perspective of a Fragile Noggin

    In this episode, our special guests are my parents, Steve & Cindy! We discuss my history of concussions, specifically #5 & #6*, and how they had to constantly learn & adapt to understand what I was going through and su...

    44:18
  • S05 E01 - Steven's Story: The recovery of a TBI

    S05 E01 - Steven's Story: The recovery of a TBI

    In our first episode of 2022, I talk with Steven Zeppieri who endured a traumatic brain injury by a *disturbing car accident in 2016. Steven was flown by helicopter on the site of the accident to Sunnybrook Hospital, which is a ve...

    25:31