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Meet Our Central Clinic Staff
Back row: Dana Wyman, Administrative Manager, Benjamin J. Willow, DPT, Leanne Adell, MSPT, Nora J. Quintal Calva, DPT; Front Row: Genia Hernandez, Billing, Benjamin D. Ridenour, DPT, Crystal L. Montoya, DPT
Leanne Adell, PT, MSPT
Leanne has 20+ years experience as a physical therapist, the majority of those years in outpatient orthopedics. Leanne graduated with high honors from Rutgers University with a BS in Exercise Physiology in 1992 and then continued her education at Duke University receiving a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1994.
Leanne has provided care in New Jersey, Arizona , and California. She has been working here in New Mexico since 1998. Over the years she has developed a wide variety of clinical skills to address a multitude of orthopedic issues. She has advanced training in both the McKenzie Method for the treatment of mechanical neck and back pain and Strain Counterstrain, a positional release technique especially useful for treating muscles injured in a car accident or fall. She also incorporates kinesiotaping to assist with edema management and muscle re-education for acute injuries and post surgical patients. She has experience with on- site injury prevention, ergonomic assessment and work conditioning to facilitate a safe and expeditious return to work for the injured employee. Leanne has a special interest in treating patients with vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders which began in 1996 when she was a member of the balance team at the Neuroscience Institute of New Jersey.
Leanne’s treatment focus is to work with the patient as a team to decrease their pain, restore their mobility and improve their strength in order to achieve the patient’s goals. Patients appreciate her dedication, enthusiasm and sense of humor. Outside of work, Leanne enjoys golfing, cooking, hiking, and walking her dogs. email@example.com
Crystal Montoya, PT, DPT
Crystal graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry in 2009. She went on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and graduated in 2014. Following graduation, Crystal began her career in physical therapy here at Physical Therapy at Dawn in 2014.
Crystal enjoys working with patients of all ages, with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, although her greatest passion is serving the communities pediatric population. Crystal believes in a patient centered approach working with her patients to establish a plan of care which addresses their individualized needs and personalized treatment goals in order to improve their overall quality of life. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nora J. Quintal Calva, PT, DPT
Nora was born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico. She moved to Albuquerque in 2003 with a scholarship to represent the University of New Mexico’s tennis team. Nora graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration in 2007. Following graduation, she worked in a Financial Planning firm for 2 years, and transitioned to coaching tennis full time. After experiencing an ankle injury, Nora was forced to stop coaching tennis for a few months; this led her to have her first experience with Physical Therapy. Her experience in physical therapy completely captured her interest and ignited a passion leading her to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She graduated from the Physical Therapy Program at the University of New Mexico in 2015. Following graduation, Nora began her career in physical therapy here at Physical Therapy at Dawn.
Nora enjoys treating all types of patients, and utilizes manual therapy and exercise as her treatment approach. Some of her favorite treatment choices include the following: Bookout, Mulligan, McKenzie and Paris. She is also pursuing a Pilates certification, as she believes this is a great compliment to physical therapy. Nora continually strives to provide the best patient-centered care possible while keeping in mind the patients' goals. Nora enjoys practicing Pilates and Yoga. She also enjoys traveling; especially to Mexico, to visit her familia. email@example.com
Benjamin D Ridenour, PT, DPT
Ben grew up in Michigan and Alaska before moving to New Mexico where he finished high school, undergraduate, and PT school. He currently assists with a sled hockey program here in the Albuquerque area. This program allows individuals ages 6 and up who are unable to play traditional “stand up” hockey the chance to get on the ice.
He holds undergraduate degrees from Eastern New Mexico University in Criminal Justice and Psychology and he used this education to assist at-risk youths in the Albuquerque area for nearly 3 years. He decided to make a career change and graduated with his DPT from UNM in 2012. Once licensed, he worked at an acute rehab hospital where he treated individuals with various neurologic and orthopedic dysfunctions. His passion for learning fueled his desire to broaden his experience to the world of outpatient PT where he can now treat an entirely new group of diagnoses. The diversity of his background in PT as well as from his prior career provide Ben with a great skill set with which he designs and implements creative and functional treatments for his patients. firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin J. WIllow, PT, DPT
Ben was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ben graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts in Music Performance. Following graduation Ben worked with the New Mexico Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, and Opera South West playing the double bass. Ben experienced a series of show stopping injuries while playing, which made him realize his body was out of tune. Physical therapy enabled Ben to get back in tune, back to playing, and propelled him on a quest to help others do the same. Ben studied Physical Therapy at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015.
Ben strives to treat each patient holistically, with a plan of care that is centered on the patient's unique needs and goals. Ben treats with a combination of Exercise and Manual Therapy. He utilizes a hands on approach to Physical Therapy incorporating Myofascial Release, Mulligan and Paris approaches to Manual Therapy, and Trigger Point Therapy into his treatments. Ben is certified in the Polestar Pilates Method and is fond of using elements of Pilates in each treatment. Outside of work, Ben is passionate about movement and exercise, pursuing Pilates, Rock Climbing, and of course playing music. email@example.com
Dana, an Albuquerque native and graduate of St. Pius X High School, has served PT at Dawn in various ways since 2008. She has been the primary contact for building great working relationships with providers in our community. In her role as Administrative Manager, Dana is instrumental in ensuring our patients are scheduled in a timely way and assisted in understanding the benefits they may have through their insurance.
Prior to her work with PT at Dawn, Dana led administrative staff at a behavioral health practice as well as created requests for proposal for multiple court-based counseling and gambling programs.
When not busy attending the many needs of a growing practice, Dana likes to: spend time with friends and family, read, and cheer for her daughter's softball team. firstname.lastname@example.org
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