Shocktober Is Here!

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Summary

Halloween is one of our favorite times of year because well, we’re nerds and we love scary movies and costumes (especially those involved with our various fandoms).  But this year, Halloween will also be a way to help with our continued healing from this pandemic by offering some fun escapism through activities like dressing up and watching movies. In this episode, our host Joe and co-host Lauren, chat about how they are using this Halloween season to have a little bit of a release from this past year.  They talk a lot about costume planning, offer a Halloween costume challenge plus share how our favorite collection of NeuroNerds merch was inspired by Zombies.  What is your favorite Halloween costume of all time?  Share with us on our socials!

 

Links Mentioned

– Shop for our NN Zombie Collection of merch here – https://www.theneuronerds.com/shop/

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds
Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

 

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds
– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter


From PT Student To PT Patient with Amanda Salgado

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Summary

With World Stroke Day approaching, we’re chatting with stroke survivor Amanda Salgado.  In this episode our host, Joe, talks with Amanda about her story which started with her training to be a physical therapist but turned into her becoming a physical therapy (PT) patient herself when she suffered a stroke.  She talks about the benefits she has been experiencing from getting PT at home with Motus Nova and how she’s transitioned from using their Motus Hand to their Motus Foot.  She also talks about how connecting with community is helping her through recovery.  How does community support help you through challenges in life?  Please share on our socials!

 

Links Mentioned:

– Follow Amanda on IG – https://instagram.com/amanda_nicole236

– If you’re a stroke or brain injury survivor, see if The Motus Hand or Foot is right for you by taking the Motus assessment at https://motusnova.com/theneuronerds

 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds
– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter


Live Intentionally With Mindfulness and Mental Health

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Summary

In this episode, Joe is chatting with his good friend and fellow brain injury survivor, Emily Matheny.  Emily suffered 3 brain aneurysms in 2018, all the while maintaining her mental health during recovery through meditation and mindfulness.  She has made it her mission to help others lead a mindful lifestyle through her podcast “Live Intentionally.”  Joe and Emily talk about how they met, the importance of connecting with community, and how meditation has played a huge part in their recovery. Have you practiced mindfulness through meditation?  Let us know in the comments on our socials!

 

Links Mentioned:

– Listen to Emily’s “Live Intentionally” podcast – https://anchor.fm/emilia-matheny

– Follow Emily on IG – https://instagram.com/live_intentionally2018

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

 

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter


Trigeminal Neuralgia Day 2021 with Mackenzie

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Summary

It’s National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day (TN) on October 7th so we have Mackenzie Lea as our guest in this episode, talking about her experience with this condition. Joe and Mackenzie talk about their friendship and how they support each other through recovery and managing chronic illness. Mackenzie has made it her mission to spread awareness and advocate for others with TN through events like Paint The Town Teal and the Getting On My Nerves 5k marathon.  Do you know anyone who lives with TN?  Please connect with us on our socials!

 

Links mentioned:

– Follow Mackenzie on IG – https://instagram.com/macdaddytheladyface?utm_medium=copy_link

– Getting On My Nerves 5k Marathon – https://instagram.com/gettingonmynerves5k?utm_medium=copy_link

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter


London Marathon with The Brain & Spine Foundation

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Summary

The NeuroNerds are running in the London marathon! Well, virtually participating that is, since we’re not physically there, on behalf of the Brain & Spine Foundation on October 3, 2021.  

In this episode, Joe interviews fellow Brain & Spine Foundation ambassador Rhys Johnson plus their Community and Events Fundraising Officer, Grace Patient is joining us once again to talk about the marathon as well as all of the wonderful things this organization does to raise funds and awareness to support brain injury survivors.

And with September being Chiari Malformation Awareness Month, Rhys is sharing his journey of getting diagnosed with this condition and his road to recovery.

Want to support the Brain & Spine Foundation’s London Marathon fundraiser?  Go here to donate – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/The-NeuroNerds. 

 

Links Mentioned:

– Learn more about the Brain & Spine Foundation – https://www.brainandspine.org.uk/

– Follow Brain & Spine Foundation on IG – https://instagram.com/brainandspine

– Follow Rhys Johnson on IG – https://www.instagram.com/rhys_kye

– Read Rhys’ full story here – https://www.brainandspine.org.uk/supporting-you/personal-stories/patient-and-carer-stories/rhys-story/

 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

 

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter


The Medical Mind Behind Motus Nova with Dr. Nick

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Summary

We’re continuing our Motus Nova series with Dr. Nick Housley, the medical mind behind this innovative company helping stroke and brain injury survivors revolutionize their recovery at home. Joe talks with Dr. Nick about how Motus Nova works, the benefits of extended care at home, and their big goal to help brain injury survivors expand their recovery beyond traditional physical therapy. Plus they dive into Dr. Nick’s background as a cyclist and how being a brain injury survivor himself deepened his passion for PT and neuroscience. If you’re a brain injury survivor, let us know your recovery stories. Please share on our socials!

 

Links Mentioned:

– Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors can take Motus Nova’s free assessment here –  https://motusnova.com/theneuronerds

– Join us in our Clubhouse club, The NeuroNerds Network, for live brain injury support group discussions on Wednesday and Fridays at 6pm PST/9pm EST https://www.clubhouse.com/club/the-neuronerd-networ

– Join our YouSoRock Brain Injury Recovery Community on Facebook to connect – https://www.facebook.com/groups/yousorock/

 

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Shop at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

 

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter


Joe and Lauren Enter the Matrix

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Summary:

Lauren is back recording in the studio! In this episode our co-host Lauren finally reunites with our host Joe, in person. They discuss the latest Matrix 4 trailer and how therapy and mental healthcare is being shown more and more on the big screen. What’s more, they take a look back at the previous Matrix trilogy and talk about their favorite scenes from those movies. So if you haven’t watched the Matrix movie, SPOILER alert! What’s your favorite scene from the Matrix franchise? Share on our socials!

If you are a brain injury survivor and are looking for support check out the links below for Joe’s various support groups. Remember, The NeuroNerds are here to help!

 

Links Mentioned:

Motus Nova https://motusnova.com/theneuronerds

Join us in our Clubhouse club, The NeuroNerds Network, for live brain injury support group discussions on Wednesday and Fridays at 6pm PST/9pm EST https://www.clubhouse.com/club/the-neuronerd-networ

Join our YouSoRock Brain Injury Recovery Community on Facebook to connect – https://www.facebook.com/groups/yousorock/

 

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by  Marcellus Wesley

Supporters

– Sponsored by Motus Nova, Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


HeadStrong with SameYou Ambassador Abby Jarman

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September is National Chiari Awareness Month, so in this episode our host Joe is talking with Abby Jarman who not only a chiari survivor but also an amazing advocate for the brain injury community through her organization, HeadStrong and as an ambassador for the nonprofit, SameYou. She shares her journey of struggling with health issues as a kid and and then later undergoing brain surgery in her twenties to address her chiari malformation. They also talk about the problems with the American healthcare system in terms of supporting brain injury survivors through recovery, and how they both use humor and positivity to stay strong when facing challenges. If you are a brain injury survivor looking for support or a normie who wants to know more about brain injury, go check out HeadStrong!

Links Mentioned:

Headstrong – https://www.headstrongstories.com/

SameYou nonprofit- SameYou.org

Follow Abby on Instagram – https://instagram.com/headstrong.storieshttps://instagram.com/headstrong.stories

 

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by  Marcellus Wesley

Supporters

– Sponsored by Motus Nova, Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


The Future Is Here With Motus Nova

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In this episode, our host Joe interviews David Wu, founder and CEO of Motus Nova which is a company that builds robots to help with stroke rehabilitation. Joe and David talk about the inequities and insufficient recovery support for brain injury survivors in healthcare and how Motus Nova is working on providing better rehabilitation care. David also shares his personal story of creating the company and his support of the brain injury community. If you are a brain injury survivor, what type of support do you need during your recovery?  Please share on our socials!

Links Mentioned:

Motus Nova https://motusnova.com/theneuronerds

Join us in our Clubhouse club, The NeuroNerds Network, for live brain injury support group discussions on Wednesday and Fridays at 6pm PST/9pm EST https://www.clubhouse.com/club/the-neuronerd-networ

Join our YouSoRock Brain Injury Recovery Community on Facebook to connect – https://www.facebook.com/groups/yousorock/

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by  Marcellus Wesley

Supporters

– Sponsored by Motus Nova, Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


What If…

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Summary:

What if Joe never had a stroke? What if this Covid pandemic never happened? What if we never recorded this episode? In this episode, our host Joe and guest co-host Felice dive into the world of Marvel’s new series “What If…?” They talk about their favorite moments in the Marvel Universe and some “what if” ideas of how it could have unfolded differently. Plus, they look back at major events in their lives and discuss how their lives would be different without those experiences. What is your favorite “what if” scenario? Share your thoughts in our socials!

 

Links:

Motus Nova – https://motusnova.com/theneuronerdshttps://motusnova.com/theneuronerds

 

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds! Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Kavita Basi’s book ‘Room 23.’ Join us!

Credits

– Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

– Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

– Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

– Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

– Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

– Edited by  Marcellus Wesley

Supporters

– Sponsored by Motus Nova, Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters