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.

Our Story

Momentum’s story begins when founder and CEO, Lesha Dickerson, knew she had to do more to directly impact patients in her community of Pueblo, Colorado. Her healthcare career in marketing and management earned her a reputation for always doing the right thing for her patients. But after over a decade on the administrative side, she felt the large healthcare corporations didn’t know what was happening with individual patients at the local level.

In 2010, Lesha took action. She returned to school to pursue her physical therapist assistant degree to be a part of hands-on patient care. Lesha’s strong desire to focus on patient care and helping them get better led her to search for companies with a similar passion. However, she couldn’t find any that met her level of commitment for excellent outcomes. That’s when Lesha decided to look into options for starting her own business in Pueblo. In August of 2016, Momentum Physical Therapy opened its doors. Their reputation for results-oriented patient care led to a booming business! Momentum Physical Therapy opened a second clinic in 2017 and a third clinic in 2020.

Meet Our Team

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

Lesha Dickerson

PTA, CLT, CEO

Lesha Dickerson

PTA, CLT, CEO

Lesha is a Colorado native and has been working in Pueblo’s medical community for thirteen years. She believes in doing what you love for a living. After ten years of marketing and managing in healthcare settings, Lesha returned to school to obtain her physical therapist assistant degree to care for patients on a deeper level. As a 15-year cancer survivor, Lesha is ambitious, motivated and a little adventurous. She believes that all of us should live our lives to the fullest every day. She looks at life as an opportunity with family, friends and faith as important support beams. Lesha loves spending time with her family. She enjoys the outdoors and loves hiking, camping, skiing, bicycling and boating. Lesha is dedicated to continuing professional education to maintain knowledge and proficiency, knowing that there are constant improvements and changes in the medical field. Lesha plays many roles at Momentum Physical Therapy. She is thankful to be able to utilize many of her skills and continue advocating for patients in the community.

Andrew Voth

PT, DPT, ATC, Director of Clinical Operations

Andrew Voth

PT, DPT, ATC, 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.

Kaitlin McGrath

DPT

Kaitlin McGrath

DPT

Kaitlin grew up in Monument, Colorado, and spends as much time as possible traveling and enjoying the outdoors. She graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in integrative physiology, followed by a master’s in science education. She began her career as a high school science teacher in the Denver metro area but after a few years realized that her primary interest was in physical therapy. She moved to central Virginia to attend Mary Baldwin University where she completed her doctorate in physical therapy. Throughout her education and clinical experiences, she has worked with individuals of all ages with a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. She is happy to be back in Colorado where she enjoys hiking, biking, climbing and camping.

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.

Kendle Davis

Provider Liaison

Kendle Davis

Provider Liaison

Kendle was born in Pueblo, Colorado, but raised in Lone Tree, Colorado. He is currently pursuing his degree in exercise science from Colorado State University– Pueblo, which he hopes will 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 help 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, Kendle 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

Mariyah Jones

Exercise Specialist

Mariyah Jones

Exercise Specialist

Jon Degenais

Exercise Specialist

Jon Degenais

Exercise Specialist

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.

AJ Amato

Patient Care Coordinator

AJ Amato

Patient Care Coordinator

Angela “AJ” was born and raised in Pueblo, graduating in 2000 from Pueblo County High School. She attended Pueblo Community College and graduated with her certificate in massage therapy in 2013. AJ and her husband, Colby, have three amazing boys, Brekken, Austin and Jameson. She is so blessed to have these four guys in her life! Nothing makes her happier than being with her family, enjoying their cabin in South Fork, Colorado, and going on adventures.

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.

Lyndsie Morgyn Howes

Patient Care Coordinator

Lyndsie Morgyn Howes

Patient Care Coordinator

Arthur Weisenberg

Transportation Specialist

Arthur Weisenberg

Transportation Specialist