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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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.

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.

Aaron Goldstein, PT, DPT

Aaron was born and raised in Easton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Communications. He later received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Prior to physical therapy he was a licensed massage therapist and completed extensive training in The Feldenkrais Method®. Aaron utilizes a mind-body perspective to treat each patient as a whole rather than as a “diagnosis”, with the goal of empowering patients with education and a home program geared toward return to the things most important to them.
Aaron is a lifelong learner and continues to further his training with the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine U.S. so that he can provide evaluations and treatments based on the most current research.
Aaron’s recreational interests include: hiking, running, climbing, yoga and meditation.
During his time at UNM, he lead weekly meditation sessions for fellow students to assist with the stressors of graduate work. He has also completed a 4-year, 100 day silent meditation retreat program and is currently a meditation teacher for the Foundation for Active Compassion.

Rachel, PT

Rachel grew up in upstate New York, and first fell in love with physical therapy while volunteering at a hippotherapy center where horses are used as part of the treatment for children with physical disabilities and developmental disorders. She attended Messiah College in Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in Health and Exercise Science and went on to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University near Philadelphia. After graduating, she stayed in that area and worked at an outpatient physical therapy clinic until she met her husband whose job brought them to Santa Fe in 2019. She is an AIB certified vestibular therapist for the treatment of disorders including dizziness, balance impairments, concussions, and vertigo. And she specializes in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain. Rachel has also completed advanced training in shoulder biomechanics and treatment under a shoulder specialist/ researcher and has co-authored a research paper involving the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and taping methods for use in the treatment of a competitive swimmer’s painful shoulder. She is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and enjoys teaching and mentoring upcoming physical therapists.
In her leisure time she enjoys hiking with her husband and friends, gardening, and wood working.