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The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital

The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital, located in Englewood, Colorado, is an adaptive health and wellness center serving individuals from across the country with neurologic disabilities in order to optimize their recovery and to create a lifelong plan for their health and wellness.

The PEAK (Performance, Exercise, Attitude and Knowledge) Center at Craig Hospital is dedicated to empowering individuals with neurologic disabilities such as spinal cord injury, brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke and many more conditions to maximize their quality of life through knowledge and activity. The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital offers highly trained staff, a motivated environment and incorporates both research based practices and cutting edge technology in client’s customized plans.

Services & Classes

The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital offers a wide variety of services to meet each client’s unique physical needs, economic situations and commitment levels.

  1. Wellness Membership: Access to our fully adapted fitness center with knowledgeable staff to design and provide guidance for client specific fitness programs. (Become a member!)
  2. Activity-Based Personal Training: One-on-one personal training utilizing cutting edge technology by specialized staff. Provides customized plan design, performance monitoring and creates both accountability and support.
  3. FES Bikes: Functional electrical stimulation cycling utilizing electrical current to stimulate weak or paralyzed muscles to initiate and maintain movement during cycling.
  4. Aquatic Therapy: Individual pool therapy with trained specialists creating challenging and customized exercise programs tailored to each individual’s needs
  5. Group Exercise: The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital continues growing its adaptive group exercise offerings including: adaptive yoga, aquatic classes, adaptive team sport practices, and upper extremity Krank Cycle classes.
  6. Adaptive Yoga: Adaptive Yoga Sessions include practical demonstrations, and active practice with therapeutic support. Classes are open to any individual with a neurological disability and their families & Care providers. Classes are included with a general gym membership at The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital. We also offer scholarships for those who are in need of financial assistance.
The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital adaptive yoga classes are taught by Ken Santistevan, E-RYT, PKT (Craig Alumnus).

Meet Our Team

  • Candy Tefertiller Director of Physical Therapy

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    Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, NCS, is the Director of Physical Therapy. Candy received a B.S in Biology from Mount Olive College in 1997 and a Master's in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2000. Candy has been working in the field of neurological rehabilitation since 2000 and received an assistive technology practitioner (ATP) certification in 2005 and became a certified neurological clinical specialist (NCS) in 2007. Candy then received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain Health Care University in 2008. She has been involved in numerous research projects and has focused much of her career on interventions and program development promoting recovery after neurologic injury or disease. Candy is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Neurologic Section.

  • Natalee Takasumi PEAK Clinical Care Coordinator

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    Natalee Takasumi, PT, DPT, DVM, is the PEAK Clinical Care Coordinator. Natalee received a B.S. in Animal Science from Colorado State University in 2003 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2008 from Colorado State University. She then pursued a career in Equine Veterinary Medicine. After her father had a CVA she became involved in his therapies and served as his caretaker. She then decided to make a career change and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 from the University of Colorado.

  • Natalie Ingerson Physical Therapist

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  • Tyler Burbee Physical Therapist

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  • TC Doyle Exercise Specialist

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    TC Doyle, BS, is a Clinical Exercise Specialist in the PEAK Center and focuses on personal training with spinal cord, brain injury and other neurological disorders. TC spent the previous four years working at the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis center. TC holds a bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Midland University in Freemont, NB. He loves working with individuals with disabilities and appreciates their perspective and dedication to fitness. TC played collegiate soccer and loves the outdoors including camping, hiking and snowboarding. He’s an avid fan of UNC basketball and Nebraska football.

  • Abby Elliott Tech / Clinical Exercise Specialist

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  • Erik Hjeltnes PEAK Operation Coordinator

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  • Taylor Martinez Clinical Exercise Specialist

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    Taylor Martinez, BS, provides a unique clinical approach to exercise for his clients living with a neurological limitation. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University. Taylor loves seeing the progression of his clients through fun activity based workouts that not only help improve their health and wellness but also increase their independence. Whatever a client is hoping to achieve at The PEAK Center Taylor hopes to get them there with a little bit of laughter and hard work. Taylor is an avid mountain biker and enjoys weekends riding or racing. When he is not on the bike he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

  • Matthew Rozwod Clinical Exercise Specialist

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  • Kaci Young Clinical Exercise Specialist

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    Kaci Young's focus is on designing customized client exercise programs tailored to their individual needs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science as well as a Master’s Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Science both from the University of Central Missouri. Kaci’s passions center around helping clients, pushing them to achieve their best and strive towards their goals. Kaci helps PEAK’s clients work toward healthier, active lifestyles. She’s learned from her clients to live every day to the fullest. Her motto is “attitude is everything, be thankful for what you have.” Outside of PEAK, Kaci enjoys spending time with family, friends and her yellow lab. She is active, enjoys anything outdoors and sports.


The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Services that are included are: 1) general gym memberships; 2) functional electrical stimulation cycling; 3) group fitness classes such as adapted yoga; 4) personal strength training; and 4) walking re-training utilizing a variety of technologies.

Clients meet with our staff for an in-depth evaluation to understand their individual abilities and goals. Simply return the application packet and Medical Clearance & Questionnaire. After you complete the application packet, a member of The PEAK at Craig Hospital will call you and set up an appointment for your evaluation.

The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital is an independent health and wellness facility. Clients provide payment directly to PEAK when services are provided. The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital may provide you with an invoice for the services that have been completed so that you have the opportunity to turn it into your insurance company if you choose.

The Denver Tech Center Marriott and TownPlace Suites by Marriott offer lodging for visitors to the Denver area and individuals who are involved with Craig Hospital may qualify for a discount.

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Yes, The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital offers un-paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students in exercise science, health and wellness, integrative physiology or related fields. Please visit our Internship webpage for more information.

The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital was launched through generous grants from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Daniels Fund, Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation and Jackson Roddy Family. It is sustained by individual memberships.