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Our Skilled Physical Therapists

Working Diligently to Restore Patients to Normal Function


Dr Felipe Mares


Hello and bienvenidos! My name is Felipe J. Mares and I am the proud owner of PT FIRST Physical Therapy Sports and Spine. We have now been in operation and serving this wonderful market for 8 years. I look forward to many more years of service in New Mexico.

Being a native New Mexican I am honored to serve the people of this great state. I was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico. Upon my high school graduation I attended New Mexico Military Institute Junior College. Upon completing my studies at NMMI I completed my undergraduate degree in athletic training at the University of New Mexico. While at UNM I was blessed and afforded the opportunity to work with both ESPN and the Atlanta Braves Professional Baseball Organization. In 2006 I finished my masters of physical therapy at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

My passion for life and people is a gift I share with all my patients. I feel honored to do a job I love every day. My staff and I work hard to serve all your physical therapy needs. I take the mission of the company to heart and look forward to seeing you at PT FIRST.

In Health,

Felipe J. Mares Owner & CEO of PT First


Dr Angelo Pompeo


I recently joined PT First Physical Therapy & Rehab and I’m very happy to be part of a team committed to giving personalized, patient-centric care. I was born and raised in northern New Mexico, and graduated from Cimarron High School in 2005. I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology at West Texas A&M University in 2009, and earned my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff in 2012.

After completing my education, I returned home to serve the people of New Mexico. For the past 3 years I lived and worked in Taos, specializing in orthopedic Physical Therapy and the treatment of a variety of surgical and non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan. I believe it is essential to incorporate education, a detailed assessment, evidence-based treatment, and individualized care with each patient to best achieve their goals.

In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities including biking, hiking, taking photographs, and playing golf. I have a love for the people and culture of New Mexico and I feel blessed to be in a profession that helps people. I look forward to meeting you at PT FIRST and helping you with your physical therapy needs.

In Health,

Angelo Pompeo, PT, DPT


Healing from an injury caused by accidents or sports activity requires early and skilled physical therapy treatment. We believe that there are three key components to the speedy recovery from injuries. These are the patient’s commitment to treatment regime, setting and achieving a series of small recovery goals, and maintaining a positive mental attitude.

Our physical therapists will develop an individualized treatment plan for specific your type of injury, explain the reasons for treatment methods, and will work with help you throughout the process.  We place high importance on creating an upbeat, friendly and positive environment for all our patients.

We want to establish a good rapport with our patients, empower them with the knowledge necessary to prevent re-injury, as well as to get their feedback on their happiness with the recovery progress.

Let Us Help You Achieve Your Recovery Goals