Physical Therapy (PT) develops, maintains and restores maximum movement and functional ability. Established in 1990, Española Sports Medicine physical 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.



Speech-language Therapy







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.


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.

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)


Our Certified Lymphedema Therapist is specially trained in the evaluation and individualized treatment of the swelling associated with both primary and secondary lymphedema. Lymphedema is most commonly associated with damage to the lymphatic system caused by cancer therapy including surgery and radiation.

The swelling and discomfort associated with lymphedema can be debilitating, and although there is no cure, it can be successfully managed with proper treatment. Our certified PT will completely evaluate your history and condition before making an individualized treatment plan based on your needs. Treatment includes complete decongestive therapy (CDT) consisting of:

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

  • Compression Therapy

  • Lymph Drainage Exercises

  • Skin and Nail Care

  • Patient Education


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.

Rommel Cruz, PT

Rommel is originally from the Philippines where he graduated from Fatima Medical Science Foundation, College of Medicine with his PT degree in 1997. He passed his US board exam in 2009 and immediately began working at Española Sports Medicine.

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.