Meet the Team
EPPTS is committed to your long-term success.
Our goal at El Paso PTS is simple: to help you start living your best life again.
Whether it’s your first time trying PT or methods you’ve tried in the past that haven’t worked, we’ll uncover the cause of your issue and then help you start working toward your goals for the future. And we’ll make sure you have some fun along the way, too.
We truly value getting to know you and your story so we can provide effective care and an enjoyable journey.
Our team holds a set of shared standards and beliefs when it comes to providing our patients with exceptional patient care. They include:
- Hearing your story and goals so we understand your unique circumstances, including what’s holding you back and what you’re working towards.
- An individualized treatment plan to get you back to feeling like yourself quickly and confidently, plus education to continue caring for your body.
- A fun, family-like community that keeps you engaged with your physical therapy process and excited to show up.
Which therapy is right for you?
To get real, long-lasting results, you need to find the right type of treatment for your unique pain or limitation. Now, you can hear how to find the right treatment straight from our experts! After you watch the video, click the links below to get to know our team personally.
“My greatest satisfaction is seeing our patients make lifetime changes when they have a greater understanding of their clinical condition.”Chole is a 1980 graduate of Loma Linda University, School of Allied Health Professions. She is a founding Board Member of EPPTS since 1985, Certified as a Clinical Instructor through the Texas Consortium of Physical Therapy Clinical Education and has a teaching role as a Visiting Lecturer since 2004 at the University of Texas at El Paso College of Health Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She teaches Medicare Functional Limitation Reporting for the current Management and Finance in Physical Therapy course. Her clinical practice includes: orthopedics, sports medicine, rehabilitation to pediatrics and geriatric population. Manual therapy to cervical, thoracic, lumbar, shoulder and upper extremity and lower extremity diagnostic conditions. Chole is a member of the Texas and American Physical Therapy Associations.
“Alone We Can Do So Little; Together We Can Do So Much”
Max graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an Exercise Science Concentration and a Minor in Biology. Following UTEP, his earned his Associates of Applied Science for Physical Therapist Assistant degree. His interests are in orthopedics, sports injuries, and geriatrics.
“The best view comes after the hardest climb.”
Valerie received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Exercise Science with a minor in Biology from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She furthered her education at UTEP, receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in 2021. Her physical therapy interests are orthopedics and geriatrics.
Ruben Liano earned his Bachelor of Science in PT from Hogeschool Van Amsterdam.
Ruben specializes in sports injuries and manual therapy and is most interested in treating any sports-related injuries.
In his free time, Ruben enjoys coaching sports at the middle school level, spending time with his dogs, volunteering at local animal shelters, and competing in local triathlons.
“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.”
Adrian Llañez earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from The University of Texas at El Paso. Prior to that, Adrian obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University.
Adrian is most interested in treating orthopedics, neuromuscular, sports, and chronic pain.
In his free time, Adrian enjoys coaching, working out, and cooking.
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
Co-Owner and Executive Board Member of El Paso Physical Therapy Services since 1993. Rudy is a 1990 graduate of the University of Louisville, School of Allied Health Professions. Clinical practice includes general orthopedics, hand/upper extremity injuries, sports medicine, and achieved certification as Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA), as it relates to gait/balance/strength and analysis/correction of functional requirements for community dwelling aging adults. Rudy is a member of the Texas and American Physical Therapy Associations.
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
Joined EPPTS in 1999 and is a 1999 graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso Physical Therapy Program Amanda is certified by the McKenzie Institution in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Parts A & B (Lumbar, Cervical, and Thoracic Spine). She is also certified as a Kinesio Taping Practitioner by the Kinesio Taping Association. Amanda has published research in the International Journal of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 2009. She is part of the Work Conditioning Development Team and generates Performance Improvement Reports to help maintain CARF accreditation. Her areas of interest include orthopedics, sports injuries, manual therapy, work conditioning, and neurorehabilitation. Amanda is a member of the Texas and American Physical Therapy Associations.
“A setback is not the end. It’s the beginning to a comeback.”
Joel received his Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration Management from the University of Phoenix, Chandler, Arizona in 2012. In 2016, completed his Associate’s degree in Physical Therapy Assistant Program in Occupational Therapy from Pima Medical Institute, Mesa Arizona, certified in both blood flow restriction therapy, kinesio taping and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Joel proudly served his country for eight years in the United States Navy. His physical therapy interests include: sports medicine, orthopedics, manual therapy and myosfacial decompression (MFD) also known as cup therapy.
“I love the part of my job when my patient is able to say ‘I DID IT!'”
Eric received his associate’s degree in applied science from El Paso Community College, Rio Grande campus in 2008. He joined EPPTS in 2008. His areas of interest include orthopedics, pediatrics, aquatics and fall prevention. Eric is a member of the Texas and American Physical Therapy Associations.
“Believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Manny received his Master’s Degree of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2008. Since starting career, he has worked in multiple physical therapy settings such as; out- patient orthopedics, acute care hospital, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. He has a Mulligan Certification for upper/lower quarter, certification in Manual Decompression therapy, trained under McKenzie Fellow, and trained under Paris and Cyriax trained physicians and physical therapists. Manny is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. His physical therapy interests include: Orthopedics, sports medicine, and Geriatrics.
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
Colleen graduated from Carroll University in Wisconsin with her Bachelor of Exercise Science and continued to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. She has two and a half years of experience in the orthopedic setting working with a variety of patient populations. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Her areas of interest include orthopedics, sports medicine, and Geriatrics.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”
Chelsea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2014. She continued her education at UTEP and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017 and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Her physical therapy interests include: Pediatrics, Orthopedics and is a certified Dry Needling Practitioner.
“Persistence and belief in yourself leads to success in your recovery.”
Kevin received his Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences with a Minor in Chemistry from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Following UTEP, he graduated from Franklin Pierce University with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree (DPT). His areas of interest include orthopedics, geriatrics, and manual therapy.