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Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation Program at Craig Hospital promotes overall fitness and well-being, with the goal of improving, maintaining or restoring physical strength, cognition, and mobility for someone with a 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, gives life fullness, and keeps us healthy. We have seen patients make dramatic improvement in their rehabilitation program when they rediscover their leisure-time activities.

Leisure-time activities help define who we are.

Statistics

40+

years providing therapeutic recreation to our patients

10

nationally certified therapeutic recreation specialists

230+

combined years of experience

What is Therapeutic Recreation?

Tom Carr, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, shares the history, benefits, and goals of Craig's Therapeutic Recreation program.

T-REC Staff

The therapeutic recreation staff works very closely alongside the rehabilitation team in meeting 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. 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 "T-REC" 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

    bmenardi@craighospital.org / 303-789-8290

  • Brenda Bertrand, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    bbertrand@craighospital.org / 303-789-8342

  • Angela Dodge, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    adodge@craighospital.org / 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. / dgoldberg@craighospital.org / 303-789-8334

  • Susie Hall, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    shall@craighospital.org / 303-789-8394

  • Carol Huserik, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    chuserik@craighospital.org / 303-789-8588

  • Lori Womeldorff, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    lwomeldorff@craighospital.org/ 303-789-8583

  • Joan Danks, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    jdanks@craighospital.org / 303-789-8395

  • Danielle Scroggs, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    dscroggs@craighospital.org

  • Kimmy Malm, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    kmalm@craighospital.org / 303-789-8031

  • Sydney McGill , Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

    SMcGill@craighospital.org / 303-789-8031

  • Robyn Perez, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Therapeutic Recreation

  • Amber Flores , Therapeutic Recreation Technician

    Therapeutic Recreation

    aflores@craighospital.org

Community Outings

We strongly encourage patients to participate in community outings. Craig Hospital has a unique relationship with our local state parks, community, and private partners which allows us to provide exceptional opportunities for our patients and their families. Our trained staff conduct our outings to ensure safety, health and fun for all participants. Therapeutic Recreation offers an opportunity for adventure and new experiences. Trips include shopping, movies, museums, bowling, professional sporting events, kayaking, cycling, rafting, fishing and hunting.

We offer a greenhouse with an accessible garden, small theater, and computer lab. We utilize our weight training room, full court gymnasium, and a swimming pool year round. In addition, we have a remarkable collection of equipment available to our patients including all-terrain vehicles, equestrian gear, handcycles and recumbent foot pedal bikes, sports chairs, kiln for pottery, stained glass equipment, remote-controlled sailboats and cars, innovative bowling equipment and lots more!

The Craig staff, along with patients and their families, bond together with everything from the water sports in the summer, to the talent shows and a staff holiday performance.