What is Concussion Talk?

In 2003 Nick Mercer had been doing his Master's of Public Administration (MPA) at the University of Victoria (UVic) in British Columbia and decided to start triathlons. He had been playing water polo for nine years, and upon graduation from Queen's University in Kingston in 2002, he, along with two friends, biked across Canada – which was a natural fit. He was on a bike ride with three or four friends when he swerved to avoid an oncoming rider, crashed into a tree and shattered his helmet, resulting in a two week-coma, and a traumatic brain injury (TBI). He had to learn to walk, speak coherently, and adjust to his double vision – which he's had since his bike crash.

Two short years after the crash, he returned to UVic to complete his MPA. He then worked in Ottawa for three years before returning to St. John’s to work for the Provincial Government. That is when he decided that he wanted to write more and discuss his experience with a traumatic brain injury. So he started the Concussion Talk website.

In 2015 he began the Concussion Talk Podcast in which he interviews doctors, researchers, physiotherapists, and others in the field of brain injury.


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