Central/El Paso Staff
Lorenzo (Larry) Arroyo, Clinic Manager
Larry graduated Texas A&M-Commerce in December of 2014 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with a focus on Business. He received his PTA Degree (AAS as a Physical Therapist Assistant) in December 2009 from El Paso Community College.
Larry obtained his license as a PTA in February 2010 and his first job was at WBAMC. He worked primarily with post-op patients and was in charge of a Pre-Op Clinic that he helped developed. The Pre-Op clinic was designed to help patients understand what to expect from their future surgery and what steps to follow after the surgery. Patients were educated on exercises to perform during the first weeks post-op and when to expect the sutures to be removed. Lower Extremity patients were educated on WB status and how to ambulate with crutches before they even had surgery and Upper Extremity patients were educated on limitations according to the surgery they would be receiving. All patients were educated on safe donning and doffing of brace/sling/CAM boot.
The purpose of the pre-op clinic was to help improve communication and to speed up recovery by up to a month just by knowing what to expect and what to do immediately post surgery. He ran this clinic independently for approximately 6 month before he left William Beaumont.
Larry specializes in knee and ankle patients. He enjoy workings with ACL patients of all ages and rehabbing them to their PLOF or better. He also enjoys TKA patients and take great pride in their progress, especially when these patients have to return to work. Although he doesn't get the opportunity to work with many Achilles Repairs, these patients are another area of professional interest for Larry. Larry has treated a couple over the last years and he enjoyed getting them to the point where they were able to run up Hondo Pass Hill and back down for a total of 2 miles.
Larry has a wonderful wife and two magnificent children. He and his wife have known each other since 2001 and started dating in 2003. They got engaged in 2007 and got married in 2010. He and his wife have an awesome little boy who was born in Aug 2012 and a precious little princess who was born in Dec 2014.
In his free time, Larry enjoys running marathons and boasts times of 3:29:57 and 3:23:19. He has set a personal goal to run a sub three-hour marathon and will not stop until he meets that goal. He also has a blast doing Spartan Races!!
Franscisco J. Melendez, Staff PT
Physical Therapist. Doctor of Physical Therapy. (PT, DPT)
Francisco completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in May of 2010 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in December 2012 from the University of Texas at El Paso. He began working in the practice in January of 2013, specializing in outpatient orthopedics. He also recently took the Orthopedic Certified Specialty (OCS) exam in March and passed.
Francisco specializes in treating patients with acute injuries/sports injuries and Post-op conditions like rotator cuff repairs, Bankart repairs, meniscus repairs and lower back pain.
In his spare time, Francisco is involved in a yearly mission trip abroad or within the states with his church Coronado Baptist Church. He also loves sports like football, basketball, and baseball. Some of his favorite teams are the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Diamondbacks.