Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Address

1398 Weimer Rd. Suite 203 Taos, New Mexico 87571

Hours

Monday - Friday
7am to 6pm

Phone

575-737-0304

Our licensed professional staff of six physical therapists offers specialty services in women’s health, spinal manipulation, vestibular/vertigo, the Bowen Technique for pain, and functional capacity evaluations. We continue to provide care for orthopedic surgical rehabilitation, sports injury, low back and neck pain, as well as osteoarthritis.

The physical therapists use all traditional PT modalities, but have a strong belief in the benefits of manual therapy using myofascial release, joint mobilization, and muscle energy techniques to enhance rehabilitation.

Our licensed physical therapists diagnose and treat many physical ailments, including:

  • Low-back pain
  • Post-operative care
  • Neck pain
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Knee pain
  • Joint replacement
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder labrum (SLAP) tear

We are located across from Holy Cross Hospital, as well as two satellite offices: one in Angel Fire and one in Taos at the North Side Health and Fitness Center. We also partner with the Taos Youth and Family Center to use the only warm-water rehabilitation pool in the area.

In order to accomodate work and school schedules, we are open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The staff also includes PT technicians to assist in care and a helpful and friendly office staff to set up appointments, check insurance benefits, and answer billing questions. Taos Center contracts with most major insurance companies.

Call (575) 737-0304 for more information. With all physical therapy, a referral is required.

 

OUR THREE PHYSICAL THERAPY LOCATIONS IN NEW MEXICO:

Main Office

1398 Weimer Rd. Suite 203
575.737.0304
Managed by Kathy Alcon, RD. A full-service physical therapy clinic for Northern New Mexico, with a specialty in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine. Convienently located accross the street from Holy Cross Hospital on Weimer Rd.

North Side Health and Fitness Center

1307 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in El Prado
575.758.1004
Managed by Marcia Ready, PT. This facility offers the same personalized attention with a full complement of gym equipment and an on-site pool to aid with rehabilitation. This location can accommodate any physical therapy issues, but is especially suitable for rehabilitation from orthopedic issues or sports injury. Come by and meet our staff, Marcia and Meg.

Angel Fire

11 Elliott Barker Ln. in Angel Fire
575.377.1900
Opened in April 2007, this location is managed by Robert Niemeier, DPT. We are dedicated to providing high quality physical performance assessment, rehabilitation, athletic training and wellness services, serving the Moreno Valley and Colfax County.

 

A History of Physical Therapy in Northern New Mexico

Physical Therapy in Taos began in the early 1970’s when Cidney Fee, PT, came here from Oklahoma. Several months later Jane Blue Holleman, PT, owner of Air Health Care, Inc. came to Taos and contracted with Holy Cross Hospital; Cidney went to work for Jane, and the Air Health Care staff provided inpatient and outpatient therapy through 1978.

Jane started her company in 1969 from her home base in Denver. She would fly her own plane to the rural communities of eastern Colorado, where PT was not available. She would hitchhike to the hospitals and nursing homes, or arrange for someone to pick her up and drive her to the facilities. She would evaluate and treat patients and set up treatment programs, then she would catch a ride back to the airfield and fly to the next community.

Since Jane was typically in a community only one day a week, she would train a PT aide to follow through on exercise and ambulation programs in the nursing homes in her absence. As the business grew, she began to employ other therapists who would drive out to the communities to provide the therapy services. Once she had facilities and therapists established in the eastern part of the state, Jane gradually added communities and facilities in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.

In the 1970’s, when physical therapy services began at Holy Cross Hospital, the PT Department was established on the ground floor of the north wing at the old hospital. There was a small gym with a mat table, parallel bars, NK table for resisted knee exercises, and back exerciser; 2 general treatment rooms; such modalities as moist hot packs, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound and shortwave diathermy for deep heat; a whirlpool room with a lowboy tank and an extremity tank; and a small office. Being back in the old part of the hospital there was a great deal of character to the building –complete with beautiful carved doors, hand hewn beams and hardwood floors, and of course a ghost. (No story about the old hospital would be complete without a ghost!)

The Air Health Care contract ended the last day of December in 1978. The next contract service was with Southwest PT for about 2 years, during which time Ron Holmes was the PT Supervisor. In late 1980, that contract was dissolved and the PT staff members all became Holy Cross Hospital employees.

In 2001, the Taos Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine opened as a dedicated physical therapy center for northern New Mexico; in 2014, they changed their name to the Taos Center for Physical Health and joined Holy Cross Medical Center. Center for Physical Heath is now a department of Holy Cross Hospital.

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