Therapists


Bruce Mazur

Bruce Mazur, PT, DC

graduated with his Doctors in Chiropractic in 1988 and moved to New Mexico practicing in Los Alamos as the owner of Los Alamos Chiropractic Center. After selling the practice in 1996 he completed his Physical Therapy training at the University of New Mexico and returned to Santa Fe.
Bruce has been a partner in two previous practices, Turquoise Trail Physical Therapy and All Care, being the clinical director for the start up of their second clinics in Santa Fe. He formed Therapy Solutions, LLC with Erik De Proost and Kent Chou in 2008.
Bruce is very experienced and has focused his education on orthopedic conditions such as back and sports injuries as well as post surgical rehabilitation.
He enjoys all outdoor sports and participates in road bicycle racing.

Kent Chou

Kent Chou, PT

Originally from the Brooklyn New York  Kent Chou has practiced in New Mexico since 2000. He earned his first degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from Rutgers University in 1996.
He then graduated with B.S in Physical Therapy from the Hanze Hoge School van Groningen based in the Netherlands. Upon returning to the States he received training at the Indian Health Services in Shiprock, NM.
In 2004 Kent founded Therapy Solutions LLC, and opened the clinic in its present location with Bruce and Erik in 2008.
Kent enjoys the outdoors and giving the other two owners a hard time.

Erik de Proost, DPT, OCS, COMT, Cert MDT

Erik is a foreign-trained (Belgium) physical therapist. He moved to Santa Fe in 2008 to form Therapy Solutions, LLC with Bruce Mazur and Kent Chou. Erik graduated in 1986 from the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven (Louvain) in Belgium kuleuven.be/about/history-of-ku-leuven with a Bachelors and a Masters in physical therapy. He owned a physical therapy practice in the Province of Antwerp for nine years prior to moving to the United Sates.
He moved to New Mexico with his wife (Inge) and two children (Maud & Milan) in 1996 and worked for Carlsbad Medical Center as the lead physical therapist. In 2002 he opened a practice in Carlsbad, NM which he operated until moving to Santa Fe in 2008. In 2012 he earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy with the EIM Institute of Health Care Professions evidenceinmotion.com
Erik loves to treat any kind of orthopedic problem and sports related injury. He strives to provide evidence based physical therapy with a  caring individualized attitude. His hobbies include tennis, bike riding, racquetball, skiing and hiking. His specializations include:

  • Additional Board Certification In Orthopaedic Physical Therapy with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities(Since 2001) abpts.org/Certification/About
  • Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie) with the McKenzie Institute International. (Since 2003) McKenzie
  • Certified in Manual Therapy for the upper and lower extremities with the Belgium Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy since (Since 1989) iaom.de
  • Certified in Manual Therapy for the Lower and Upper Extremities with the International Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (IAOM) (Since 2010) iaom-us.com
  • Certified in Dry Needling for myofascial trigger points with Stichting Ergonomie and Preventie (Belgium) (Since 1991) and with Kinetacore (since 2013) kinetacore.com/
  • Credentialed as Clinical Instructor for physical therapy students with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) (Since 2001) apta.org/CCIP
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Melinda Ramirez, MPT

was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Growing up, she was active in athletics primarily volleyball and softball. She attended Saint Mary’s College of California with an athletic scholarship to play volleyball.
After graduating in 2001, with a bachelor’s in health sciences, she attended the University of New Mexico and earned a master’s in physical therapy.
She has been a licensed practitioner since 2005 practicing outpatient physical therapy, treating a variety of conditions including vertigo or balance dysfunction, neurological and functional impairments, as well as general orthopedic conditions.
Melinda is married and a mother of two girls. She likes to spend her time with her family, horseback riding, playing sports, traveling and volunteer coaching for a few local high school volleyball teams.

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Jacqueline Rea, DPT

Jackie was born and raised in Santa Fe and went to high school at Santa Fe Prep. She attended Colorado College and completed her BA in psychology in 2001. After taking some time off and traveling, she worked as a PT tech for 3 years. She then went to PT school at Northern Arizona University where she received her DPT (doctor of physical therapy) degree in 2009. She has worked at Therapy Solutions since then.
Throughout her PT practice, Jackie has focused on both orthopedic and neurologic rehab and she has continued her education with numerous courses in both of these areas. She enjoys helping her patients return to their prior level of function and get back to their activities. She strives to implement evidence based techniques throughout her practice. Jackie holds a certification in dry needling for myofascial trigger points.
Jackie has two young daughters and enjoys spending her free time with her family as well as staying active. She enjoys many outdoor activities especially mountain biking, skiing, and hiking. Jackie also plays basketball any chance she gets.

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Paul Butcher, MPT, CSCS

Paul has practiced physical therapy since 2000. He has a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Science from St. Cloud State University, a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Mary and has taken post graduate training in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University.
Paul is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Paul treats a variety of patients mostly in the realm of orthopedic rehab, but also is trained in assisting those with balance disorders. Paul is fluent in Spanish.
Interests: Spending time with family and friends, bowling, outdoor recreation

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Sarah Cohen, MPT, CSCS

Sarah was born and raised in Santa Fe. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Masters in Physical Therapy both from the University of New Mexico. She has worked as a physical therapist in Santa Fe since 2005 and has experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions.
Sarah is certified in manual lymphatic drainage and specializes in treating vestibular disorders including vertigo. She is Spanish speaking and enjoys working with the local Spanish speaking population. Sarah loves working in Santa Fe and feels grateful to be here. She appreciates the beautiful landscapes and enjoys skiing, hiking, taking her dog for walks, and exploring off road in her jeep with her husband.

Dennis Bartek, PT, DPT

Dennis has been practicing physical therapy in Santa Fe since 2008 and joined Therapy Solutions in 2016. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from The University of Nebraska at Omaha graduating Suma Cum Luade, then his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2008.

He utilizes various manual treatments to reduce pain and strives to educate his patients on their condition to empower them as they progress towards their goals. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter, as well as being physically active and showing that living a healthy lifestyle is fun.

Amanda Castro, PT, DPT

Amanda, a native New Mexican, returned to practice Physical Therapy in the state after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in Exercise Science at Northern Arizona University in 2009, and then earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at the University of New England in 2013.
Outpatient physical therapy including but not limited to orthopedic issues, balance, deconditioning, and vestibular disorders are areas in which Amanda has practiced extensively, as well as frequently attending courses on upcoming advancements/treatment techniques in these areas. Amanda has ties to the Los Alamos community where she was born, attended school, and worked as an ergonomic specialist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
In her spare time, Amanda loves to enjoy the great outdoors. Her favorite hobbies include camping, skiing, snowboarding, participating in triatholons, cooking, dancing, crocheting and spending time with friends and family. Amanda is very excited to be a member of the excellent therapists team at Therapy Solutions.