I am a physiotherapist with over 20 years experience working with people with neurological injuries and diseases. I have always been interested in techniques to promote recovery from brain injury. In 2000, I began to research how exercise influenced brain plasticity in stroke and received my PhD in Neuroscience from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2007. Check out ‘pubmed’ for some of my work-enter Ploughman, M in the search bar. More recently I am working on how health and lifestyle factors (like diet and exercise) may influence brain health in people with MS.

I started this blog because it was clear to me that health professionals, people with brain injury and their families needed better and clearer information on neuroplasticity grounded in scientific research. I am challenging myself to write in such a way that everyone understands the material. Don’t hesitate to comment on the posts especially if they spark a question you may have or if my explanation is confusing.