Traumatic Brain Injury Program

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program at AVH launched in 2014, allowing physicians, therapists, trainers and others access to best practices when managing adult and pediatric TBI patients.

As one of the most progressive and comprehensive brain injury programs on the Western Slope, the TBI Program allows our team of physicians and therapists to create individualized programs for each patient. 

The program includes regular visits to the program’s home base at AVH, daily exercises at home and collaboration among the program’s different therapists, as well as other hospital and community resources.
 

Above, Krista Fox, OT, works with a patient at AVH using the state-of-the-art Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) technology. The system is part of the progressive care offered at AVH which assesses the physical, visual, auditory and cognitive abilities of individuals with brain injuries, movement disorders as well as competitive athletes.


Brain injuries can be incredibly complex. If you or someone know you has suffered a brain injury, these are some of the impairments that could occur.

Visual
Emotional
Cognitive
Balance
 
Cervical or neck pain
Sleep disturbances
Changes in activity tolerance

Treatment

An aggressive, personalized approach with in-house treatment with our different rehabilitation therapists as well as take-home exercises. The aggressive, personalized approach is associated with improved long-term outcomes with treatment starting within a few days of injury.
 

"Don't mess around with a head injury. I feel incredibly fortunate to have the AVH team beside me to provide strong, evidence-based recovery."
— AVH Traumatic Brain Injury Patient


Specialized Team


Members of Aspen Valley Hosptial's Traumatic Brain Injury team pictured from left to right: Amy Bumgarner (PT, MSPT), Lizzy Ransbottom (M.A., CCC-SLP), Krista Fox (OTR/L), Marissa Meinema (MS, OTR/L), Kimber Kurr (PT, DPT)

For more information, call AVH’s Traumatic Brain Injury Program at 970.544.1177.
 

0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.1120

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