Staff

Robert Jones PT, DPT

Robert Jones PT, DPT

Dr. Robert Jones, an owner of Tier 1 Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, graduated in 1990 from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from EIM Institute of Health Professions.

Robert has over 29 years of private practice experience in the field of physical therapy with an emphasis on orthopedics and sports medicine. Robert has volunteered his services by working with local high schools for the past 21 years. Other areas of interest include mission opportunities that have taken him around the world.

Robert's passion is providing the ultimate physical therapy experience by building a relationship with each individual patient while pushing them to reach their rehabilitative goals.

Robert is an active member of the following organizations: American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association and the Greater El Paso Physical Therapy Association.

APTA Section Memberships include: Private Practice Section, Aquatic Section, Orthopedic Section and the Sports Physical Therapy Section.

Kathleen Roth PT, DPT

Kathleen Roth, P, DPT

Dr. Kathleen Roth, an owner of Tier 1 Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, has been practicing physical therapy for over 35 years in El Paso. Kathleen graduated in 1984 from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University.

Kathleen has been in private practice over 30 years, with specialty areas to include orthopedics, women's health, urinary incontinence, and temporomandibular joint disorders. She served as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Texas at El Paso Physical Therapy Program for over 15 years. Kathleen has continued to serve as a Continuing Education Reviewer with the Texas Physical Therapy Association for the past 16 years. She has been a key note speaker on women's health issues and temporomandibular joint disorders at many local and state conferences.

Kathleen was the recipient of the Texas Physical Therapy Association’s two most esteemed awards. In 2015 she was awarded the Ruby Decker Award which honors the physical therapist whose primary responsibility is in direct patient care and who contributes to the growth of the profession and community. In addition, she was also recognized as the Warren C. Smyth Award winner of the same year. This award is given to a physical therapy private practitioner in recognition of such things as professional clinical and educational expertise, innovative delivery of care, participation in the association, commitment to private practice, and community service.

Kathleen is active in the community and believes strongly in volunteerism. She is a member of the Junior League of El Paso. She has taught Sunday school for over eleven years and continues to serve on the Women's Guild of her church. Kathleen has volunteered with the American Heart Association and American Cancer Association.

Kathleen is an active member of the following organizations: American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, and the Greater El Paso Physical Therapy Association.

APTA Section Memberships include: Orthopedic Section and the Women's Health Section.

Wes Benson PT, MPT

WES BENSON PT, MPT

Wes earned his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Sciences as well as his Master of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1997.

Wes has been practicing in the El Paso area for 16 years. He has taken great pride in developing a very well rounded scope of practice that includes orthopedics, sports medicine, wound care management, spinal and neurological disorders. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Wes also serves as a guest speaker at the Western Tech Physical Therapy Assistant Program as well as the University of Texas at El Paso DPT Program.

Wes loves spending time with his family and friends at the lake. His hobbies include working on and racing cars (legally of course!).

Wes is a member of the following organizations: American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association and the Greater El Paso Physical Therapy Association. APTA Section Memberships include: Private Practice Section, Wound Care Section, and the Orthopedic Section.

Anthony Correa PTA

Anthony Correa

Anthony Correa graduated from Western Technical College in 2022 with an Associates of Applied Science of Physical Therapist Assistant. Anthony strives to provide excellent care to each individual he has the pleasure of working with. When Anthony is not providing care to his patients he enjoys spending time with his children, swimming, working out, and watching movies.

Anthony is an active member of American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, and Greater El Paso Physical Therapy Association.

 

Kandi Pester PT, MPT

Kandi Appel

Kandi earned her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2006. She also has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington. Over her career, Kandi has practiced throughout New Mexico and El Paso.

She has served as a Subject Matter Expert in the home healthcare industry in which she identified unique job duties/tasks and vital knowledge, skills, and abilities required of physical therapists. Kandi has practiced in a variety of skills including orthopedics, balance disorders, neuromuscular disorders and vestibular treatments including treatment for BPPV. She holds certifications in McKenzie A and B, and Stott Pilates- Mat.

Kandi enjoys cycling, playing golf and fishing with her family.

Ann Marie Giron OTR

Kandi Appel

Ann Marie graduated with honors from University of Texas Medical Branch Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1996. Ann Marie has 25 years of experience in the outpatient rehabilitation setting as Director of Work Hardening/Work Conditioning developing individualized reality- based training programs for injured people to return to work safely. She was also part of the Brain/Neuro team in the inpatient rehabilitation setting.

Since the inception of the pandemic, Ann’s focus has been primarily individuals who are experiencing Post-Covid Long Hauler symptoms. She is involved with the Rare Lung Disease Consortium, has participated in numerous seminars, continuing education, and focus groups studying and sharing data related to neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and dysautonomic manifestations Post-Covid.

Ann Marie is a passionate and proactive advocate for both people and animals. She obtained her New Mexico State Certification for Search and Rescue, volunteered for Dona Ana County Sheriff Mounted Patrol Search and Rescue, and has volunteered extensively with many area animal rescue organizations.

Favorite activities include all things animal related, hiking, swimming, shooting, demolition, renovation, painting, woodworking, volleyball, kickball, adventure, exploring, softball, defensive tactics, karaoke, and decorating.

Aaron Escajeda PTA

Jesus Aragon, PTA

Aaron Escajeda is an El Paso native who attended the El Paso Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program. Earning an Associates of Applied Science: Physical Therapist Assistant in 2021.

Aaron’s hobbies include skateboarding, and weight training which led to his passion of becoming a therapist. As a previous physical therapy patient himself, Aaron can truly relate to what patients are going through. This experience motivates him to provide the best patient care possible in order to accomplish their individual goals.

Aaron is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, and EPCC PTA Program Advisory Committee.