Española Sports Medicine is an interdisciplinary therapy practice serving adults and children of all ages. Established in 1990, Española Sports Medicine physical, occupational and speech therapists and assistants use therapeutic exercise, specialized equipment and a variety of the latest techniques to treat injuries and conditions of all kinds. We are committed to serving the needs of not just Española but the surrounding communities and their residents. Se habla Espanol.

We are dedicated to continuing treatment for our patients. Our clinic is open and adhering to meticulous protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also offer telehealth visits for patients to continue their care from the comfort of home. Read more about our safety procedures, or call us with any questions.










Española Sports Medicine therapists are skilled in treating all orthopedic conditions including sports injuries, strains, sprains, fractures, joint surgeries, tendon repair, amputations and arthritis.

Our physical therapists listen to you, assess your needs, and create an individualized plan to help you minimize pain, regain movement, and feel more like yourself again. We use the most current technologies and evidence-based treatment methods.

Our occupational therapists also provide therapy for hands, shoulders and arms. Occupation-based hand therapy enables you to perform necessary and meaningful activities for daily living and everyday function.

Speech-language Therapy

Española Sports Medicine also offers speech-language therapy. Our speech-language pathologist treats pediatric patients to geriatric patients with all kinds of disorders and diagnoses including:

  • Speech impediments (stuttering, lisp, etc.)
  • Voice disorders
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Oral-motor/feeding challenges
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Developmental delays
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder



Do you suffer from dizziness, unsteadiness and falling? At Española Sports Medicine, our therapy staff have specialized training in treating all types of balance and vestibular system disorders including vertigo, concussions, migraine-related vertigo and much more. We use the most up-to-date technologies and proven therapies to assess your condition and get you back on your feet.

Work Fitness

Work fitness, skilled therapy interventions and specialized return-to-work training are important services provided to our worker’s compensation clientele at Española Sports Medicine. We partner with businesses to ensure a safe workplace and a healthy workforce. With Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), a comprehensive battery of performance-based tests are used to determine ability for work, activities of daily living or leisure activities.

We provide:

  • Work conditioning programs
  • Return-to-work testing
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
  • Pre-employment screenings
  • Drug-testing (on site or in the clinic)

Sports Rehab

Española Sports Medicine therapists are skilled in treating all sports conditions and injuries including strains, sprains and fractures. Our physical therapists listen to you, assess your needs, and create an individualized plan to help you minimize pain, regain movement, and get back to your sport. We use the most current technologies and evidence-based treatment methods.

Occupational Therapy


Our occupational therapists work with both children and adults.


Occupational therapy is a form of rehabilitation designed to assist individuals recovering from an injury/illness or helping to maintain the performance of activities required for everyday life. Activities depend on the individual and may include household tasks, work or self-care. Additionally, our occupational therapist is certified in LSVT BIG, a therapy designed for those with Parkinson’s disease.


Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on helping children develop the skills they need to grow into functional, independent adults. Physical impairment, injuries and a host of other issues can hamper a child’s ability to perform common tasks or progress normally through the stages of social or cognitive development.


Clair Bradbury, PT, ATC, CLT
Clinic Manager

Clair is a physical therapist and leads the team at Española Sports Medicine. She is a graduate of Texas Women’s University in Dallas. She has been with the clinic since 2005.

Amanda Vander Wiel, OT

Amanda earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University in Dallas, PA and her Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine. Amanda provides a full line of occupational services for adults and children of all ages including orthopedic rehabilitation for hands, arms, and shoulders along with custom splinting. She also treats neurological conditions such as stroke, brain injury, and Parkinson’s disease. She is certified in LSVT BIG program to promote improved daily function and mobility for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Amanda also provides certified American Red Cross Training for CPR, AED, and First Aid. Amanda has been with the clinic since 2019.


Cristal Martinez Valdez, SLP

Cristal grew up in Chimayo and graduated from Española Valley High School and then the University of New Mexico with a Master’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2003. She spend 13 years with the Española Public Schools and participated with the Autism Technical Assistance Team with EPS. She’s been with the clinic since 2017.

Nadine Bustos

Nadine is from Chimayo and graduated from Española High School in 1988. She has resided in the beautiful Española valley since 1995. Nadine serves as an administrative assistant and rehabilitation tech providing valuable assistance to therapists and ensuring clinical equipment and facility meets health standards on a daily basis, guaranteeing a clean and safe environment. Nadine also assists in the Rio Grande Drug Testing services provided at the facility. Nadine has worked for Española Sports Medicine since 2006.


Christopher Janson, PTA

Originally from Albuquerque, Christopher graduated from Pima Medical School in 2010. He’s been with Española Sports Medicine since 2011.

Briana Bustos, SLP

Briana is a speech-language pathologist who was born and raised in Española. She graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2010 and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science (2014) and Master of Arts (2016) in Communication Disorders from New Mexico State University. She has experience working in a variety of settings that include a pediatric clinic, skilled nursing facilities, home health and elementary schools. Briana has been with the clinic since 2019.

James J. Martinez, SLP

James J. Martinez was born and raised in northern New Mexico. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from University of New Mexico in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology. He has worked with students as a school-based speech-language pathologist and with adults with disabilities through a private agency. He joined Española Sports Medicine in 2019.

James provides evaluation and intervention with adolescents and adults with various speech, language, cognitive and communication impairments. James and his wife Consuelo have three daughters and reside in Chimayo.

Barbara Vigil

Barbara is from Española. She graduated from Northern New Mexico Community College in 1983 in Secretarial Administration and Word Processing. Barb oversees processing insurance claims and verification, bill payment, deposits, scheduling, and also manages Rio Grande Drug Testing billing and results. She has been the Administrative Director/Office Manager for Española Sports Medicine since 1990.



Erica Romero

Erica graduated in 1997 from Española Valley High and in 2010 from Northern New Mexico College with an associate’s degree in applied science. She serves as an administrative assistant for Española Sports Medicine and provides services such as schedule organization, tracking and accepting therapy co-pays, physician order confirmation, answering phones, and new patient intake. She has been with the clinic since 2015.


Thank you for choosing ESPAÑOLA SPORTS MEDICINE for your therapy needs. We will strive to provide you with excellent and compassionate care throughout your time with us.  Consistency is key to your recovery, so please make the most of our time together by paying attention, asking questions and engaging in the process.

New Patient Forms

Print and complete the following forms and bring to your first appointment. We appreciate you arriving a few minutes early to your scheduled appointment so we can finalize your paperwork and insurance.

What To Expect

Good Faith Estimate

Your therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your condition and discuss your goals for therapy. At the conclusion of your appointment, your therapist will explain your personalized treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.

You will most likely be treated by both a therapist and therapy assistant. This team approach is part of the collaborative nature of therapy. They may give you at-home exercises you should do as assigned for your quickest and fullest recovery.

If you are receiving physical or occupational therapy services, please dress in loose-fitting clothes you can move comfortably in and wear tennis shoes.

To run an efficient practice for all patients, our schedules are strict. Please call if you are going to be late and let us know 24 hours in advance if you need to reschedule.

If you have difficulty attending the frequency of appointments your therapist recommends because of scheduling conflicts or financial concerns, please let us know so we can work toward a better treatment plan for you.

Remember To Bring

  • Completed paperwork
  • Valid photo I.D.
  • Physician’s referral or prescription, if you have one
  • Your insurance card
    *NOTE: If you’re interested in a cash-pay option (not billed through insurance), please let us know.

Please contact us at 505-753-6550 before your appointment if you have any questions.



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