JJ graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2018 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy after completing his B.S. in Exercise Science from UNM. JJ has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics since graduating and enjoys developing relationships with patients and motivating them to move and restore function. He is certified in Functional Dry Needling as well as treatment of Vestibular Dysfunction. He is a firm believer in the #ChoosePT campaign, whose purpose is to educate people on the risks of prolonged use of opioids for pain management and inspire them to choose physical therapy to return to a better quality of life.
JJ developed a love for health, fitness, and wellness when he entered college as an overweight freshman and began to change his diet and engage in physical activity. He lost weight and became more physically and mentally healthy. Since then, he has made it a point to inspire others to move. In his spare time, JJ loves to weight lift, play guitar, and spend time with his fiancée, family, and friends.