Dr. Dilaawar (Danny) Mistry, MD, MS, ATC, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and has a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science. He provides comprehensive, evidence-based, primary care sports medicine for recreational and elite athletes with an emphasis on holistic, preventative health to enhance well-being and athletic performance. He has a passion for the integrative management of sports and non-sports related concussion and traumatic brain injury in patients of all ages, as well as the non-surgical management of spine and musculoskeletal (joint and muscle) problems.
He is a National Team Physician for USA Swimming, Chair of the Concussion Task Force for USA Swimming, and was a Board Member of the Colorado MINDSOURCE Brain Injury Network between 2014-2020. Prior to moving to Fort Collins, he was the Past Chair of the Concussion Task Force, Grand Junction, Colorado and was a Team Physician for the Grand Junction affiliate team of the Colorado Rockies. Prior to moving to Colorado 11 years ago, he was the Team Physician and Co-Medical Director, Department of Athletics, University of Virginia, during which he helped develop numerous Sports Medicine Programs for care of all Division 1 athletes, including a comprehensive Sports Cardiology Program in conjunction with Dr. Robert Battle, Head Team Cardiologist, Department of Athletics, University of Virginia. He has authored textbooks and articles in Sports Medicine and as part of his passion for teaching locally and nationwide, he teaches Sports Medicine to the residents at the Family Medicine Department, UC Health, Fort Collins.
Nicole Crawford, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and school psychologist. Nicole has nearly 20 years of experience in the schools and with the Colorado Department of Education completing neuroeducation assessments, supporting school staff and working with children who have a variety of learning and social needs. Nicole provides evaluations for the identification of learning, attention and behavioral disorders as well as autism spectrum disorder, brain injuries or other neurocognitive influences on the brain. Nicole understands the importance of a thorough assessment that provides an understanding of underlying cognitive needs to help guide in intervention planning.
Karen McAvoy is dually credentialed as a clinical psychologist and school psychologist. She practiced in Cherry Creek School District for 20 years. Karen was the school psychologist at Grandview High School when Jake Snakenberg passed away from “second impact syndrome”. As a result, she authored R*E*A*P – a community-based Interdisciplinary Team approach to concussion management used in many Colorado school districts and customized for 12+ states (https://reapconcussion.com/).
After directing the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Center for Concussion for 7 ½ years, Karen moved to Ft Collins where she privately consults with school districts across the state and country to manage the Return to Learn (RTL) components of concussion management using the https://www.getschooledonconcussions.com/ materials.
Dr McAvoy and Dr Mistry work closely together at the Aasha Brain Clinic to provide comprehensive treatment for adults and students with acute and chronic concussion/brain injury. .
Colorado In Motion is a multi-specialty industrial wellness health care partner in northern Colorado offering physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language therapy/cognitive therapy. The team of specialists have advanced training in postconcussion and whiplash associated disorders including vestibular rehabilitation, cervicogenic headaches, balance disorders, and persistent pain. The therapists are dedicated to providing valuable hands-on care that focuses on the unique needs of each patient and delivered in a caring supportive manner. https://coloradoinmotion.com/