Summit County Brain Injury Support Group


Since 2014, the Summit County Brain Injury Support Group has supported brain injury survivors from acquired and traumatic brain injury as well as their family, friends, and caregivers. This group is jointly sponsored by the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC), Avalanche Physical Therapy, and St. Anthony Summit Hospital. 

The goal of the Summit County Brain Injury Support Group is to be a safe and understanding place where survivors and loved ones can hear how others are living their lives post-brain injury and be heard as they share their experiences. We focus on inviting medical and holistic health providers to share how they contribute to the brain injury healing process, exploring restorative and calming strategies to cope with brain injury symptoms, and offering socialization opportunities. 


Over the years, the Summit County Brain Injury Support Group has:

  • Hosted talks from local healthcare professionals on headaches and migraines, sleep, nutrition and diet, vision, and mental health. 
  • Explored mindful techniques such as yoga, meditation, sound healing, art, and music therapy. 
  • Met for hikes, Nordic skiing, ice cream, gardening, movies, and dinner. 

The Summit County Brain Injury Support Group group has a different topic or agenda for each meeting. Date, time, and location vary. Please contact the group facilitator Melissa Volkert, OTD, OTR/L, to stay informed on upcoming events! 

Questions About Our Support Group? Contact Melissa Volkert or