ESPAÑOLA SPORTS MEDICINE

PHYSICAL, OCCUPATIONAL AND SPEECH THERAPY

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.

OUR SERVICES

ORTHOPEDICS

SPEECH-LANGUAGE THERAPY

BALANCE/VESTIBULAR

SPORTS REHAB

WORK FITNESS

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

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Orthopedics

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.

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

 

Balance/Vestibular

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.

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.

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)

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 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.

OUR STAFF

Clair Bradbury, PT, ATC, CLT

Clair is a physical therapist and the rehab director at Española Sports Medicine. She is a graduate of Texas Women’s University in Dallas. Certified  in manual and lymphedema therapy, Clair also specializes in Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE). She has been with the clinic since 2005.

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 and has been employed with the clinic since 2006.

Ruth Perry, PTA

Ruth grew up in Colorado and graduated from Fort Morgan Community College Physical Therapy Assistant Program in 1996. In addition to her PTA license, she is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in sports, neuromuscular and therapeutic massage.

Amanda Cobucci, OT

Amanda earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy and Bachelors of Science from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Amanda provides the full line of occupational services for adults and children including therapy for hands, shoulders and arms as well as for neurological complications, sensory issues and self-care performance.

Christopher Janson, PTA

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

Barbara Vigil

Barbara is from Española. She graduated from Northern New Mexico Community College in 1983 in Secretarial Administration and Word Processing. She has been the 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 a rehab tech for Española Sports Medicine and has been with the clinic since 2015.

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.

OUR NEWS

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Lazy Summer or Deconditioning?

By espanolasportsmed

The weather is hot, the gym is closed or open with restrictions, and you’ve been relaxing—enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer. Taking a day off here and there is […]

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August 11, 2020

Telehealth Visits Available at Española Sports Medicine

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The health and safety of our community is our top priority. Española Sports Medicine is open and adhering to meticulous cleaning protocols. Our patients can also continue their treatment plans […]

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July 16, 2020

Why You Need a Physical Therapist on Your Healthcare Team

By espanolasportsmed

With health in sharp focus as a result of the pandemic, now may be a good time to look at the team of experts you have in place for improvements. […]

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June 15, 2020

Get PT First During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By espanolasportsmed

Over the past months, many people with pain or joint issues have had appointments or surgeries delayed. If you’re one of them and you haven’t seen your physical therapists yet, […]

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May 10, 2020

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Hours

Monday – Thursday: 
7:30 – 6pm

Friday:
7am – 12pm