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.

Katie Wahl

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Katie Wahl

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Katie grew up in Loveland, Colorado, and traveled to Virginia to complete her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She attended Liberty University and received her bachelor’s of science in exercise science in 2014. Katie went on to earn her doctorate in physical therapy from Lynchburg College in 2017. While in high school, Katie went on many mission trips and fell in love with helping and serving people. These trips, combined with her fascination with the human body, set her on the path to physical therapy. She is very excited to be working with the community. Katie loves being outside, riding horses, watching movies and TV shows and hanging out with her family and friends.

Andrew Voth

PT, DPT, ATC

Andrew Voth

PT, DPT, ATC

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.

Kasey Ro

DPT

Kasey Ro

DPT

Kasey is from Los Angeles, California, and has lived most of his life in Colorado. He went to Colorado University Boulder for his undergraduate degree in integrative physiology while working as a research assistant where he was involved in the lab for behavioral genetics. Afterwards, he went to Regis University for his doctorate in physical therapy. He has been passionate about serving the community and has volunteered through the Memorial Hospital Health System, Project C.U.R.E and the Rocky Mountain MS Center. Aside from his clinical activities, his hobbies include playing the piano, dancing (urban and breaking), hiking and going to the gym.

Cody Payne

DPT

Cody Payne

DPT

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.

Laura Lopez

PTA, Director of Clinical Operations

Laura Lopez

PTA, Director of Clinical Operations

Laura is a Pueblo native. She graduated from the physical therapist assistant program from Pueblo Community College in 2007. She is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and has been mentoring students since 2008. She had worked in a hospital orthopedic setting for eleven years prior to joining Momentum and has also worked in extended care facilities over the years. Her hobbies include cooking, crocheting and spending time in the mountains with her family. She looks forward to helping her patients get back to a pain free lifestyle.

Jordan Valdez

Rehab Tech

Jordan Valdez

Rehab Tech

Jordan was born and raised in Raton, New Mexico. She graduated from high school and later moved to Pueblo, where she earned her bachelor’s in exercise science. Jordan plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist. She has always been passionate about helping others in any way possible. Jordan is grateful to be working at Momentum Physical Therapy and looks forward to learning as much as she can. Outside of work, Jordan loves spending time with her family, friends and two dogs, Tucker and Jax. She enjoys the outdoors and playing sports every chance she gets.

Richard Pena

Rehab Tech

Richard Pena

Rehab Tech

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.

Kendle Davis

Rehab Tech

Kendle Davis

Rehab Tech

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.

Brandon Barber

Rehab Tech

Brandon Barber

Rehab Tech

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.

Russ Cole

Rehab Tech

Russ Cole

Rehab Tech

Russ was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He has always had a love for physical activity and fitness, wresting throughout middle and high school. Before changing careers, he worked in the industrial and assembly field for over a decade. Russ has a background in massage therapy but felt like he could do more to help people. He went back to school at Pueblo Community College where he earned his physical therapist assistant degree in 2020. His hobbies include weightlifting, DJing, fishing, collecting comic books, watching movies and spending time with family. Russ enjoys meeting new people and helping them heal so that they can continue to live their lives.

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

Front Desk

AJ Amato

Front Desk

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.

Brianne Cunningham

Front Desk

Brianne Cunningham

Front Desk

Brianne is a Pueblo native and went to high school at South High School where she graduated in 2017. After high school she attended Colorado State University-Pueblo. Brianne is excited to work with the Momentum team! Her interests outside of work include exploring and creating all kinds of art, Broadway show tunes, camping, traveling and trying new things. Family and friends are a huge part of her life along with her two Great Danes.

Corey Rhiger

Driver

Corey Rhiger

Driver

Corey was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, and is a true Pueblo native. He is proud to be a Centennial High School alum. Corey has always sought a career helping those in need where he can give back to his community. He is honored to be working with a growing health care team right here in his hometown. He is currently the transportation driver for Momentum Physical Therapy and is grateful to be working with such a compassionate team. Corey is a football enthusiast, loves many genres of music and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Ashley Nemechek Mahoney

Provider Liaison

Ashley Nemechek Mahoney

Provider Liaison

Ashley was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. She graduated from South High School in 2012 and went on to earn an associate degree from Pueblo Community College. Before joining the Momentum team, Ashley worked with a family practice for five years and worked three years with a credit union. She’s eager to learn and help grow the Momentum team! Outside of work, Ashley enjoys being an animal mom, gaming, welding and being with her family and friends.

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.