Concussion Talk Podcast


From Stroke Survivor to Physiotherapist, Erica Norman

Ep. 128

Erica Norman has an incredible story! She began her professional life as a mechanical engineer in oil & gas, survived a stroke, and after seeing the powerful impact her physiotherapistsiri (PTs) had on her recovery and well-being, Erica switched her focus to becoming a PT and helping others at TSL Physio in St. John's, NL! She opens up to Cassandra and Miriam about her journey and the discovery that her stroke was due to an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), resulting in a recurrence and few years after Erica's first stroke! An amazing journey!

Thank you so much to Cassandra and Miriam for raising awareness of brain injury in this month and in every month! There are many people to reach around the world, in this small province, and in this city on the western edge of the North Atlantic! No matter where you live, please support your local brain injury association or group! In Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), please support the NL Brain Injury Association (NLBIA)! Thank you!

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