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Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation Program at Craig Hospital is devoted to patient-centered care that promotes confidence, independence, and overall well-being. Goals are created to improve, maintain, or restore physical strength, cognition, and quality of life for someone with a spinal cord injury, brain injury or nervous system injury through recreational activity.

Therapeutic recreation is an integral part of the total rehabilitation process. Leisure-time activities help define who we are, give life fullness, and keep us healthy. We have seen patients make dramatic improvement in their rehabilitation program when they rediscover their leisure-time activities.


What is Therapeutic Recreation?

What is Therapeutic Recreation?

Therapeutic Recreation Team

The therapeutic recreation staff works very closely alongside the rehabilitation team in meeting each patient’s goals. Our therapeutic recreation specialists get to know each patient’s recreation interests and investigate potential resources and put together programs and outings that will maximize skill development and promote community reintegration.

Our goal is to give patients a chance to participate in a wide variety of satisfying recreation experiences as part of recovery from their spinal cord or brain injuries. Our staff work with patients one-on-one and in group settings. Families are an integral part of the rehabilitation process and we take them into consideration when planning activities.

Meet Our Therapeutic Recreation Team

  • Tom Carr Director of Therapeutic Recreation

    Therapeutic Recreation

    Tom Carr is the Director of Therapeutic Recreation and joined Craig in 2012. Previous to Craig, Tom was the director of athletics and the director of the U.S. Paralympic New England regional program at Northeast Passage, a privately funded program of the University of New Hampshire offering recreational opportunities to individuals with disabilities. His experience also includes his work as coordinator of adaptive skiing at Mount Snow Resort, therapeutic recreation instructor at the University of New Hampshire, and member of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness for the State of New Hampshire.

  • Bert Menardi Assistant Director of Therapeutic Recreation

    Therapeutic Recreation

    303-789-8290

  • Chris Ravotti Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor

    Therapeutic Recreation

    303-789-8174

  • Brenda Bertrand Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    303-789-8342

  • Angela Dodge Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    303-789-8587

  • Donna Goldberg Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    Donna Goldberg is an SCI Therapeutic Recreation Specialist who brings her wealth of talent and expertise to a 35 year career at Craig Hospital. Her areas of specialty include artistic and athletic skills that have had great impact and have enhanced the TR experience of her patients.  

    303-789-8334

  • Susie Hall Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    303-789-8394

  • Carol Huserik Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    303-789-8588

  • Lori Womeldorff Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    303-789-8583

  • Robyn Perez Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    303-789-8597

  • Amber Flores Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    303-789-8346

  • Danielle Scroggs Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

  • Cody Blubaugh Therapeutic Recreation Technician

    Therapeutic Recreation

    303-789-8115