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Alicia Esparza, MPT / Owner

Alicia was raised in Denver, Colorado and has spent her entire career in the southwest. Alicia holds a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Prior to owning Taos Physical Therapy Inc., Alicia spent a decade in Yuma, Arizona providing outpatient care at a clinic and inpatient acute care at Yuma Regional Medical Center.

As a "City Girl" Alicia has a deep love for theatre, modern dance, and arts of all kinds. She is an active person and enjoys dancing, skiing, hiking, and Aikido and can be found cheering on the Taos Coyote hockey teams and all of the Taos Tiger athletes.




Leo Kaeck, PTA

Born in Asheville, NC, Leo moved to New Mexico at age 10 with his parents, three siblings and four assorted dogs and cats. As a homeschool family, Leo grew up in Taos enjoying sports and athletics, attending what they called "Mountain Homeschool", participating in rec-league soccer, skiing on school days during the winter, and studying at the Taos Taekwondo Academy pursuing his interest in martial arts.

Leo passed the GED in 2012 and began classes at UNM Taos for pre-requisites, as well as taking online anatomy courses through San Juan College. With much encouragement and support from his family and friends, Leo moved to Farmington, NM to attend the on-campus PTA program in 2014. In this setting Leo was able to learn quickly as part of the fast-paced program, developing a passion for the Physical Therapy practice. Leo finished his schooling with a clinical rotation spent at Taos Physical Therapy, learning directly under Alicia, he vastly improved his knowledge base and clinical skill set. Leo feels very fortunate being given the opportunity to begin his career working in what he considers his hometown, working alongside energetic and motivated team members.

With his return home, Leo looks forward to future ski seasons in Taos, he also continues to study martial arts, recently achieving his 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Leo greatly enjoys learning and practicing in his field, and plans to return to school for his Bachelor and Doctoral level degrees in the future, pursuing a manual therapy specialization.

 Carolyn Steinlage, DPT

Carolyn moved to Taos from Kansas City, KS. Born in Topeka, KS and raised in a small town just south of Topeka she was drawn back to small town living here in Taos.

Carolyn received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas in May of 2017. Prior to that she received her PTA and BA in Exercise Physiology degrees at Washburn University in 2011 and 2013. Previous clinical experience as a PTA was mostly in a skilled nursing setting with a geriatric or post operative population. Her DPT clinical education focused on Outpatient Orthopedics and Sports Rehabilitation. Her favorite educational and life altering clinical experiences included a 6 week internship at the Center for Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed in Savar, Bangladesh and a 4 week internship at Mahidol Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. Travel and learning about new people and places is definitely something she is drawn to.


Being new to the area she is looking forward to finding some great hiking trails, trying out mineral pools, absorbing the rich culture, and surviving the ski slopes this winter.


Paige Davidson, PT, DPT

Paige received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. She has had the privilege of working in various physical therapy settings across Arizona, Idaho and Albuquerque, with a recent move to Taos in the summer of 2018.  She is a hands-on therapist, with a practice emphasis that has focused on outpatient orthopedics, sports injury, industrial and surgical rehabilitation, vestibular dysfunction, long-term pain management and patient education.

Originally raised in the Boston area, Paige had parents with a passion for skiing and grew up exploring the mountains of New England. After a visit to the Rocky Mountains as a teenager, she knew right away the West was the place for her. She has since spent as much time as possible skiing, mountain biking, dirt biking, hiking, backpacking and generally soaking in all the Western mountains have to offer for the past 20 years. She and her husband have two young children and a rescue dog who also can’t seem to get enough of the outdoor excursions.

Having experienced both small town and city life, Paige is thrilled to be back in a mountain town where she can not only pursue the adventures she desires, but can help others with their healing so they may do the same.

 

Office Staff / Technicians

Sara Holmes – COO/Practice Administrator
Marlene Miera – Office Manager
Mae Lucero – Administrative Assistant
Sean Bova – Scheduler
Anton Herion-Luis - PT Technician

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