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Wouldn’t it be cool if you could find a job that beautifully married your career and your favorite hobby? Lucky for all of us, this week’s Nerdcast guest has managed to nail this amazing mash-up and maximizes client outcomes in the process. Jenna Muri-Rosenthal is an SLP, brain injury specialist, certified Level II CrossFit trainer, and an adaptive and Inclusive trainer who helps brain injury survivors to “find their way back to feeling like themselves' ' in her Boston-based practice, Fit to Function Recovery. Tune in to learn how Jenna integrates the principles of wellness, fitness, and rehabilitation to help her client’s achieve better than “good enough” outcomes after in-patient services end and the potential isolation of life after brain injury kicks into high gear. This episode is a true eye opener, exploring the relationship between physical activity and new learning, the need for community in the recovery process, and the positive impacts that functional movements practiced in safe and supportive fitness environments have for stroke survivors and others in life after injury. So get on your athleisures, dust off your Nikes, and pop in your Airpods- this one is worth listening to on your morning jog, or at least those trips from the couch to the fridge.
Learn more about Jenna Muri-Rosenthal here.
Describe the relationship between fitness, speech-language pathology, and brain injury recovery
Describe the role of fitness in social engagement and community re-entry after a brain injury
Identify three movements in functional fitness and their real world application.
Describe 2-3 cognitive-communication skills/domains and how they can be applied to treatment in a gym/fitness setting.
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Jenna Muri-Rosenthal Financial disclosures: Jenna is the owner of Fit to Function a program for brain injury survivors in the gym and is a CrossFit-Level 2 Trainer and a certified Adaptive & Inclusive Trainer. Jenna Muri-Rosenthal non-financial disclosures: Jenna has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast. Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG.
Amy Wonkka financial disclosures: Amy is an employee of a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast. Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.
15 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures
25 minutes: Review of the relationship between fitness, speech language pathology, and brain injury recovery
15 minutes: Descriptions of physical movements and the role of fitness in social engagement and community re-entry after a brain injury
10 minutes: Descriptions of cognitive-communication skills/domains and how they can be applied to treatment in a gym/fitness setting
5 minutes: Summary and Closing
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Griffin, É W., Mullally, S., Foley, C., Warmington, S. A., O'mara, S. M., & Kelly, Á M. (2011). Aerobic exercise improves hippocampal function and increases BDNF in the serum of young adult males. Physiology & Behavior, 104(5), 934-941. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.06.005
Loprinzi, P. D., & Frith, E. (2018). A brief primer on the mediational role of BDNF in the exercise-memory link. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 39(1), 9-14. doi:10.1111/cpf.12522
Ratey, J. J., & Hagerman, E. (2013). Spark: The revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain. Little, Brown.
Wrann, C., White, J., Salogiannnis, J., Laznik-Bogoslavski, D., Wu, J., Ma, D., . . . Spiegelman, B. (2013). Exercise Induces Hippocampal BDNF through a PGC-1α/FNDC5 Pathway. Cell Metabolism,18(5), 649-659. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2013.09.008
Works by John Ratey: http://www.johnratey.com/
Adaptive Training Academy: https://www.ata.fit/
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