Meet Our Diagnostic Experts

Denise Campbell, PT, Diagnostic Expert

Denise Campbell

Denise is the owner, founder, and CEO of Southwest Sport & Spine Center, which has been in business since May 2000. She has expanded her business to include three clinics, two in Las Cruces and one in Santa Teresa. Denise attends several educational training sessions each year to stay on the cutting edge of what is happening within the Physical Therapy profession and health care in general. Denise is very involved in service or leadership for community-based programs such as local 4-H clubs, Aggie Athletic Fund, NMSU, church activities, and coaching local school teams. Denise is also active in raising and showing animals on her small farm with her three children and supporting them in their many national showing events and athletic teams. She and her husband also raise NM bred Quarter Horses.

Personal Philosophy / Quote

“Whatever you do, work it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not for men” Colossians 3:22.
“It’s nice to be important but it’s MORE important to be nice!”

Free Time Activities

Denise enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and supporting her community.

“I have seen Denise Campbell for four separate injuries, shoulder, knee, back, and SI joint. I have confidence in Denise and ensure my physicians understand she is my physical therapist and she is who I want caring for my injuries. I injured my back 10 years ago and was amazed to be walking pain free after just two sessions. I recovered completely without restrictions. Denise was also able to help me overcome knee surgery from a high school sports injury just as easily. A shoulder dislocation and an SI joint sprain later, I am still very active and would return to see Denise, should I ever need physical therapy again.”

Specialties / Advanced Training

Orthopedic Certified Specialist Advanced training and certification in mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy.

Degrees (Type, Year, School)

  • BS, Physical Education & Athletic Training; Texas A&M University, 1983.
  • Certification in Athletic training, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 198402003 -BS, Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 1985.
  • Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy, McKenzie Institute 1990.
  • Diplomat Mechanical Diagnosis, McKenzie Institute international, Wellington, New Zealand, 1994.

Sabrina is the Vice-President of Administration for Southwest Sport & Spine. She is credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and enjoys orthopedic, aquatics, and sports rehabilitation. She specializes in treatment of the pelvis through advanced training prompted by her own injury. She is co-founder of the Breathing Science Institute and is a Certified Breathing Practitioner. She enjoys the outdoors, is a competitive runner, and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Personal Philosophy / Quote

“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”
“In the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln.

Free Time Activities

Sabrina loves volunteer work. She is very interested in Therapeutic Horsemanship and would like to open a local facility to serve the Las Cruces and local areas. She loves working with therapeutic dogs as well. Sabrina loves soccer, running, fishing, and other outdoor sports.

Specialties/Advanced Training

2006 – Credential – Mechanical Diagnosis and therapy – The McKenzie Institute USA – 2008 – Certified – breathing Practitioner – better Physiology Institute.

Education

1993 – A.A. Business – Hillsborough Community College – 2002 – M.S. physical therapy – University of Texas-El Paso TX.

Sabrina Skelton, PT, Diagnostic Expert

Sabrina Skelton

Teresa Olivas, PT

Teresa Olivas

Teresa holds a Bachelors in Kinesiology and a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP.) She is credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute USA (Cert. MDT), and is a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA.) In addition, she holds a certificate in Point of Care Ultrasound Fundamentals. Teresa is currently working toward a Clinical Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS), and pursuing a Fellowship in MSKUS. In her 14 years as a therapist, she has worked in the orthopedic clinical setting, as well as the home health setting, with a passion for geriatrics and the aging population. Teresa has a love-hate relationship with running, but loves the outdoors and hikes any trail she can find.