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)
Dr. Francisco J. Melendez received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at The University of Texas at El Paso in 2012. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 2015.
Dr. Melendez specializes in movement impairments, pain science, therapeutic exercise prescription and manual therapy.
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.
Sasha Trujillo, DPT, Neurorehab Specialist
Sasha received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2008. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Southwest Baptist University, in Bolivar, Missouri, in 2013. In the near future, she hopes to complete the training to get an NCS Certification (Neuro Certified Specialist). Sasha’s first job out of PT school was in acute care at Del Sol Medical Center, where she is still employed as a PRN therapist. She began working for Border Therapy Services in February of 2013. She was hired for the Neuro PT position and has been treating patients with Parkinson's disease, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, TBI, concussions and vertigo/dizziness. Sasha has a Neuro IFRAH certification, which is a specialized treatment approach for people who have hemiplegia from a stroke or brain injury. She is also LSVT Big certified, which is a specialized treatment approach for treating Parkinson's disease. Sasha specializes in treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, TBI, concussions, vertigo/dizziness and patients who have balance problems.