The Colorado Neurological Institute Receives Major Grant to Expand Neurological Rehabilitation Services with State-of-the-Art Equipment

Englewood, CO – The Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) announced today that it has received a $50,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to support its Vollbracht NeuroHealth and Wellness Center thru the purchase of neurological rehabilitation equipment.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant, as it will enable us to provide more options for our patients,” says CNI’s Executive Director, Tami Lack Crawford. “The Daniels Fund is supporting the mission and programs offered at CNI, along with our efforts to expand our service area further into the community.”

The Colorado Neurological Institute provides out-patient neurological rehabilitation, clinical research, and supportive services to those living with a neurological condition. Established in 1988, CNI has been an important neurological resource in the Colorado region for 30 years, serving people diagnosed with conditions such as ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, neuropathy, dystonia, stroke, migraines, and other neurological conditions.

Crawford says, “Baby boomers are aging, but they are also living longer, so we are seeing an increase in the number of people living with neurological conditions. We are working to redefine our brand and our scope to meet these needs in a rapidly changing healthcare market”. To this end, CNI has recently added the title “Center for Neurological Innovation,” and has begun partnerships with several national agencies to provide services beyond the Rocky Mountain Region.

The Daniel’s Fund grant will allow neuro patients access to state-of-the-art equipment such as the NuStep recumbent cross trainer, a low-impact, full-body cardio and strength training machine safe for patients with neurological disorders, and the Bioness L300 a system to help people with certain neurological conditions walk with increased speed and improved balance thru programmed, low-level electrical stimulation for nerve activation. “The Wellness Center has been in need of this equipment for a long time, and we believe having it will attract more neurological patients to CNI, where they will receive the professional neuro rehab they need for improved quality of life. We are so honored that the Daniel’s Fund recognized CNI with this grant,” says Ellen Belle, MA, PT director of Patient Services.

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable
foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and
Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit
DanielsFund.org to learn more.

For more information about CNI visit www.thecni.org, call 303-788-4010, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.


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