Kaitlin Hays

Kaitlin Hays

Biography

Kaitlin Hays, PT, DPT, NCS: Katie received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus in 2008. She has worked at Craig Hospital since receiving her degree, specializing in traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation as well as brain injury and spinal cord injury clinical research. Katie was part of a national task force to develop “TBIEdge,” a database of outcome measures reviewed specifically for their applicability and use in the TBI population. She has served as the clinical coordinator for research studies including safety and efficacy of the Indego exoskeleton, the use of home based virtual reality treatment in individuals with brain injuries, the use of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) in the TBI population, and the effect of wheelchair set ups in individuals with hemiparesis. She has presented at national conferences on topics including the “TBIEdge” project, the use of exoskeletons in clinical practice, disorders of consciousness, and the use of RAS and virtual reality in the traumatic brain injury populations. In 2013, Katie received her Neurologic Clinical Specialist certification. She has been a certified Indego exoskeleton instructor since 2018.