When you love mountain action sports but you sustain a life-altering injury that means you may never get back to doing what you love on the mountain again, the question becomes…What can you do to have the active lifestyle that you love?
You go to The High Fives Foundation in Truckee, California to get stronger in the Craig Empowerment Center – an 800-square foot addition to the CR Johnson Healing Center. The Craig Empowerment Center is supported by Craig Hospital in Denver, a world-renowned, rehabilitation hospital that specializes in the care of people who have sustained a spinal cord and/or a brain injury.
The CR Johnson Healing Center is a training facility providing resources for athletes in recovery from life altering and sport related injuries. The Healing Center attracts over 3,700 visits a year from community members and High Fives Athletes. The addition of the Craig Empowerment Center is particularly important as it now gives athletes unique access to important strength-training technologies such as the FES Bike, Freemotion EXT Dual Cable and Parallel Bars and gives them more space for important workouts. In addition, therapists from Craig will work with therapists at the Center to ensure a consistent therapy experience.
Craig Hospital is a world-renowned, 93-bed, private, not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital and research center that specializes in the care of people who have sustained a spinal cord and/or a brain injury. Craig provides a comprehensive system of inpatient and outpatient medical care, rehabilitation, neurosurgical rehabilitative care, and long-term follow-up services. Half of Craig’s patients come from outside of Colorado. Craig has been ranked as a top 10 rehabilitation center by U.S. News and World Report for 27 consecutive years. Craig has received the NDNQI® award as the nation’s top rehab hospital based on quality outcome measures five out of the last six years. Craig is the only rehab hospital to receive the prestigious Magnet Recognition® for quality in nursing for three consecutive periods: 2005-2010, 2011-2015 and 2015-2020. Craig was voted by employees as a “Top Work Place” by the Denver Post for the past three years, and was ranked in the top 150 places to work in healthcare by Becker’s Healthcare in 2014. craighospital.org.