The Mission of Our Colorado TBI Clinics
Our mission is to leave no traumatic brain injury (TBI) untreated. We strive to regenerate and rebuild the brain function of our TBI patients in Colorado and beyond. When there is nowhere left to turn, we provide hope.
At TBI Therapy, we aim to strengthen the brain and body with what they need: oxygen, nutrition, and care. Focused on recovery through neuro-regeneration and adjunctive therapies, we work to proliferate the TBI Therapy Protocol at treatment centers throughout the United States and the world.
Dr. John C. Hughes, D.O.
Practitioner and Owner of TBI Therapy
Dr. John Hughes, D.O. practices osteopathic, integrative, and regenerative medicine. His clinic, Aspen Integrative Medicine, Inc., provides the latest innovations in modern and natural medical care in Basalt and Aspen, Colorado. Dr. Hughes graduated from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and trained in family practice at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in integrative and regenerative medicine, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and osteopathic manual medicine since 2009.
In 2013, Dr. Hughes gained an interest in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries after, incidentally, treating a patient with a severe TBI using a regenerative medicine protocol of hyperbaric oxygen, an intranasal PRP/insulin/nutrient cocktail, IV nutrition, cranial therapy, and autologous stem cells. In 2014, Dr. Hughes founded TBI Therapy, LLC, a TBI clinic in Colorado focused on the development of specific protocols for mild to severe brain injury patients.
In 2016, Dr. Hughes received a patent for his TBI Therapy Protocol and intranasal cocktail formulation. His TBI rehabilitation work has been recognized by the U.S. military, the regenerative medical community, brain injury specialists, and patients. Dr. Hughes sees patients from around the U.S. on a regular basis in Basalt, Colorado through TBI Therapy, his second company.
Dr. Hughes has published two books under the title Fifth World Medicine.
Kirk Hartley, B.S., CHT, DMT, CHWS
Clinical Director of The Colorado Center for Hyperbaric Medicine
Kirk Hartley has several years of experience in the diving and clinical hyperbaric world. Kirk received his commercial diver training at the College of Engineering and Oceaneering. While there, he also received an undergraduate degree in Marine Science and Underwater Technology with a specialization in Hyperbaric Medicine. He holds certifications in Diver Medical Technology (DMT), Certified Hyperbaric Technology (CHT), Emergency Medical Technology (EMT), Dive Master, and Rescue Diver.
Kirk also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. He is a proud member of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, and is certified as a Hyperbaric & Wound Care Specialist (CHWS). His clinic, The Colorado Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, is located in Basalt, Colorado in the heart of the majestic Roaring Fork Valley.
Rachelle M. Forsberg, ND, LAc
Naturopathic Doctor at TBI Therapy
Dr. Rachelle Forsberg is a registered Naturopathic Doctor and a nationally board certified Diplomate of Acupuncture. She has been in practice since 2010. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore Washington; the nation’s leading Naturopathic Medical School. Dr. Forsberg is passionate about providing alternative healthcare to all populations and is dedicated to bringing the most cutting edge integrative medical protocols to her patients.
Dr. Forsberg became interested in the impact of regenerative and integrative medicine on traumatic brain injury when a close family member suffered an injury and was misdiagnosed for years before receiving appropriate diagnosis and treatment. She is passionate about increasing awareness about traumatic brain injury and draws daily inspiration from the patients she works with at TBI Therapy. Dr. Forsberg has a clinic, Natural Medicine of Denver, where she practices naturopathic medicine and acupuncture.