I’m the founder of Concussion Rehab Lab, leading the way in concussion care, clinical mentorship and research.
I’m a registered nurse, manual osteopathic practitioner, and a concussion clinician and researcher. I am currently pursuing my PhD at the University of Toronto. In a nutshell I like to say I am a Brain Crusader. I have dedicated my life to helping others improve their brain health and to feel like themselves again after concussion through effective, evidence-based concussion care.
What makes me different?
While there are so many different practitioners to choose from, I pride myself on my unique Rehab Lab Approach, which drives consistent positive results for patients suffering from post-concussion syndrome – whether from a recent concussion, chronic, or legacy concussion.
With a focus on concussion, I see and treat people every day that are suffering from concussion injuries
Over 500 hours of brain and concussion-specific training and research from the Carrick Institute, Functional Neurology Seminars and University fo Toronto
Clinically mentored by leading US and Canadian concussion clinicians
Pursuing PhD studies in concussion rehabilitation at the University of Toronto
Master of Science from University of Toronto focused on persistent symptoms following concussion
Published multiple book chapters, research articles and numerous academic and non-academic appearances (find them here)
Many podcast and webinar appearances (find them here)
Awarded a Scholar in Women’s Brain Health Award from Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network (2019)
Completed a pre-doctoral internship through the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and University of Toronto
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and previous world champion (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
Melissa Biscardi | Concussion & Brain Optimization