About Your Physical Therapists - Momentum Physical Therapy | Pueblo, CO

Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing our patients with high-quality care that improves their movement and function. We work to improve lives around us through the following focus areas:

  • Evidence-based treatments for our valued patients
  • Continued education for our exceptional team
  • Giving back and engaging with our beloved community

What We Value

We’re here to make sure our patients achieve the best results as quickly as possible and have fun doing it.

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Teamwork

We work together to accomplish more.

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Results

We provide genuine, personalized patient care with high-quality results.

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Responsibility

We commit ourselves to helping people lead active and healthy lifestyles.

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Fun

We encourage a fun and upbeat environment that results in employees who want to come to work and patients who never want to leave.

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Community

We give back to the communities in which we serve.

Meet Our Team

We’re a team of dedicated professionals serving the needs of patients in Pueblo and Pueblo West.

Diane Baggs

CEO

Diane Baggs

CEO

Diane graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in exercise science and K-12 education. She continued her education in marketing and business development as she started her career at an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Colorado Springs. It wasn’t long until she knew that entrepreneurship was in her blood. In 1999 she opened her first outpatient practice and grew that over the next nine years before selling her three clinics. Her career continued in the area of homecare and hospice for a large company as a regional director over a number of states. Realizing her true love was still in the outpatient physical therapy arena and wanting out of the large corporate setting, she decided in 2014 to open Strive Physical Therapy in Colorado Springs. Diane enjoys being a student of life and is continually studying and taking courses to increase her knowledge. She also has a passion for training and teaching others in management and leadership and you will find her helping other business owners in the community. She’s currently on the board of directors for Narconon Colorado and works with Drug Free World. During her free time, she spends time with her husband, Steve, and enjoys playing golf, skiing, working out, and visiting her two grown children in California and Arizona.

Andrew Voth

PT, DPT, Director of Clinical Operations

Andrew Voth

PT, DPT, Director of Clinical Operations

Andrew grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri, just outside of Kansas City. He went to the University of Missouri and earned his bachelor’s in health sciences in 2016, and his doctorate in physical therapy in 2019 while working as a personal trainer. Throughout high school and college, Andrew was active in many sports. He developed a passion for riding mountain bikes, which allowed him to travel and race throughout the country. He enjoys working with people who want to return to sports or fitness. Outside of the clinic, Andrew enjoys lifting weights, hiking, snowboarding, watching sports and being on his bike.

Cody Payne

DPT, Director of Clinical Operations

Cody Payne

DPT, Director of Clinical Operations

Cody grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2013 and his doctorate in physical therapy in 2015, both from Saint Louis University. After graduation, Cody went on to complete a year-long orthopedic physical therapy residency at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, going on to earn the designation of orthopedic clinical specialist. Cody and his wife, Mari, enjoy traveling and backpacking in their free time. They have done the rim to rim hike in the Grand Canyon, hiked to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park and summited “Mount Doom” in New Zealand. Cody also enjoys spending time with his two dogs, Basil and Khora, as well as cheering on the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Cardinals.

Nathan Baratta

DPT, Director of Clinical Operations

Nathan Baratta

DPT, Director of Clinical Operations

Nathan moved from Wheaton, Illinois to pursue his physical therapy career out west. He earned his bachelor in kinesiology at Michigan State University in 2016 and his doctorate in physical therapy at Midwestern University in 2020. Nathan is an aspiring physical therapist looking to continue his pursuit of knowledge through Momentum Physical Therapy. He has already gained experience and skill in active soft tissue techniques, vertigo rehabilitation and sports fitness. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys participating in all kinds of activities and sports, including rock climbing and basketball.

Justin Dirks

DPT

Justin Dirks

DPT

Justin grew up in the small town of Monticello, Iowa. After one year at a community college, Justin found his passion in Physical Therapy. He then went to Clarke University in Dubuque, IA where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2019, and then his doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2021. Outside of the clinic, Justin enjoys talking to friends, watching Netflix & sports as well as staying active through lifting weights, running, and hiking as much as possible.

Kirsten Manson

DPT

Kirsten Manson

DPT

Kirsten grew up in Wichita, Kansas where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science followed by her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Wichita State University. Kirsten enjoys working with patients of all ages and with different diagnoses and conditions. She is excited to be in the physical therapy profession and help her patients meet their goals and restore their best quality of life. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys hiking, biking, and being out on the lake.

Mark Bielski

PTA

Mark Bielski

PTA

Mark grew up in Rockwall, Texas just outside of the Dallas area. He earned his bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Texas A&M in 2019 and decided to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant following graduation. Mark has a background rooted in sports and enjoys helping his patients get back to doing the activities they love most. Outside of the clinic, Mark enjoys his time being active in the outdoors skiing, hiking, hunting, and fly fishing. It is one of the many reasons he decided to move out west to call Colorado home and become part of the Pueblo community.

Jenny Davis

PTA

Jenny Davis

PTA

Jenny is from Colorado Springs and attended the PTA program at Pueblo Community College, where she graduated in 2021. She chose physical therapy as her profession because she had therapy herself several times and greatly benefitted from her sessions. After experiencing the positive effects of PT, she decided she wanted the healing hands of therapists to become her own. She enjoys working with patients facing a variety of conditions, but she especially likes to work with patients who have chronic pain or orthopedic conditions. Jenny likes spending her free time with her husband, Nathan, and her dog, Honey. They enjoy playing board games, going to coffee shops, and staying involved in their church.

Dean Levengood

PTA, LMT

Dean Levengood

PTA, LMT

Dean has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 30 years and a Physical Therapist Asst. for over 20 years earning his PTA degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College. He specializes in returning function to patients through manual therapy including soft tissue mobilization, stretching, PNF, and pelvic balancing. Dean focuses on orthopedics and the spine but also has experience in neurology.

During his free time, he enjoys bike riding with his children and cyber-schooling them. He also likes taking walks, exercising, and road trips.

Kendle Davis

PT Tech

Kendle Davis

PT Tech

Kendle was born in Pueblo but raised in Lone Tree. He is currently pursuing his degree in exercise science from Colorado State University– Pueblo, which he hopes will be his first step towards becoming a physical therapist. Kendle feels blessed with the opportunity to work with such a fun, passionate and caring team that helps him learn some of the vital tools that he will use as a physical therapist. He enjoys seeing patients each week, especially when they are so grateful and excited for the progress they have made. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends, working-out, and seeing his family from time to time. He also enjoys spending his weekends grilling and watching football.

Richard Pena

Exercise Specialist

Richard Pena

Exercise Specialist

Richard grew up in the San Luis Valley in Alamosa, Colorado. He moved to Pueblo, Colorado, to attend Colorado State University–Pueblo and earned his degree in exercise science and health promotion. Richard is currently in the physical therapy assistant program at Pueblo Community College and is expecting to graduate in May 2022. Richard has a special interest working with active populations but truly enjoys working with everyone. He enjoys combat sports and being active. Richard has a Pitbull Weiner dog, Buster, who happens to be his best friend.

Brandon Barber

Exercise Specialist

Brandon Barber

Exercise Specialist

Brandon was born in Denver and raised in Pueblo. He graduated from Centennial High school in 2016 and went on to graduate from Colorado State University–Pueblo in 2020 with a bachelors of science in exercise science, health promotion and recreation. Brandon enjoys helping other people with exercise and is grateful to be learning so much at Momentum. Outside of work, Brandon enjoys gaming, working out, hanging with friends and playing sports in recreational leagues like football, baseball and basketball.

Caleb Diaz

Exercise Specialist

Caleb Diaz

Exercise Specialist

Caleb was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He moved to Pueblo to attend CSU-Pueblo and graduated with his exercise science degree. He aspires to move on to the PTA program at Pueblo Community College to obtain his PTA license. Caleb was a former athlete who became interested in physical therapy after forgoing months of play due to an injury on the field. He hopes to help patients and athletes alike within the field once done with school. He enjoys baseball and basketball and is an avid sneakerhead.

Jon Degenais

Exercise Specialist

Jon Degenais

Exercise Specialist

Dace Ball

PT Tech

Dace Ball

PT Tech

Dace grew up in a small farm town called Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, where he graduated high school in 2017. In 2021, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Colorado State University-Pueblo. He recently applied for doctorate PT programs with hopes of becoming a PT one day and helping as many people as possible. One of the reasons Dace first became interested in physical therapy was because he had first-hand experience with its effectiveness, as he had three ACL tears that were treated with PT. Outside of work, Dace is an avid disc golfer. He also loves to watch movies, workout, hang out with his friends, and play basketball.

Natasha Miller

Director of Front Desk

Natasha Miller

Director of Front Desk

Natasha was born in Westcliff and moved to Pueblo at age seven. She went to Centennial High school, graduating in 2013. While in high school, she enjoyed cheerleading and watching football games. After school, Natasha worked in various jobs that gave her experience in the front desk, hospitality and billing. In her spare time, she likes to watch football, baseball and hockey. Natasha’s favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys, Colorado Rockies and Colorado Avalanche! She has two dogs and a beautiful baby girl that keeps her busy. An absolute must for Natasha is being outdoors or camping when she can and, of course, hanging out with her friends and family.

Anahi Mondragon

Patient Care Coordinator

Anahi Mondragon

Patient Care Coordinator

Anahi was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2020 and has switched focus from jobs in the performing arts to positions in office support and administration. She recently made the move from Illinois to Colorado and is very excited to be working with our team! She has a cat named Pepino (Spanish for “cucumber”), and two guinea pigs named Albert and Hoffman.

Alysha Berlin

Patient Care Coordinator

Alysha Berlin

Patient Care Coordinator

Alysha was raised in Pueblo and graduated from Pueblo West High School. She worked in retail while attending Colorado Technical University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter camping, four-wheeling, fishing, watching Cowboys football, and having movie nights.

Allison Wisdom

Provider Liaison

Allison Wisdom

Provider Liaison

Allison is from a small college town east of Dallas. Growing up with a sister with special needs, physical therapy was a constant in Allison’s life. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science at Texas A&M University-Commerce, she moved to Colorado, where she worked extensively with small businesses in marketing and public relations until taking her place at Momentum. Outside of work, she’s a super-nerd, choosing to spend most of her time reading and going on road trips.

Arthur Weisenberg

Transportation Specialist

Arthur Weisenberg

Transportation Specialist

Art was born and raised in New York City. He moved to Colorado in 1995 after a 20-year career in the U.S. Army. Prior to joining the Momentum team,  he worked as a civilian medical assistant in primary care at Fort Carson. He earned an AS degree from Troy State University and AAS degree in medical assisting from Blair College.

Art enjoys live music, reading, home projects, and family time.