REACH Physical Therapy Lab

Rehabilitation, Exercise and Community Health

phone: 505-750-8307

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

What we offer:

We invite community participants to our lab for FREE physical therapy consultation, including treatment and education. 

Individual consultations will be conducted by a group of 1 - 3 UNM DPT students, overseen by a licensed UNM PT faculty member. Participants will receive home exercise program recommendations and education. Possibility of 2-4 follow up visits, depending on the need & availability.

Our Goal: 

To provide high-quality PT consultation and services for the underserved communities of New Mexico, aimed at improving function and quality of life, and to empower New Mexicans to take charge of their health. To offer hands-on learning opportunities for DPT students.

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Eligibility: Participants should have good rehab potential and a high level of compliance.


People with Orthopedic Conditions who would benefit from a PT consultation (referral required).

We are accepting people who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Uninsured
  • Have a medicaid insurance (Molina, Centennial Care, Salud)
  • UNM students
  • Have been to PT and have reached the maximum allowed visits from insurance
  • Are currently in PT with a limited number of allowed visits from insurance

Please note that inability to afford your copays/deductibles is not one of our eligibility criteria. If you do not meet our eligibility criteria, we may be able to offer you a one-time consultation, based on our availability.

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People with Neurological Conditions who would benefit from ongoing PT consultation and education.

We are accepting participants who meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Have already been seen by PT for this condition at some point (not mandatory)
  • Have an official diagnosis made by a physician (no referral required)
  • Not reliant on hydraulic lift systems to walk or move onto a treatment mat

Preference will be give to people with insurance restrictions or limitations, but this is not a requirement.


People with Pediatric Conditions who would benefit from PT consultation.

We are accepting participants who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have run out of visits and are still in need of therapy
  • Unable to access appropriate pediatric physical therapy services
  • In need of initial PT services, but are on a long wait list elsewhere

Can be seen without a referrral only if the child has an official diagnosis made by a physician.
Please know that your child's services will be intermittent, such as once every 4-6 weeks, so our focus will be teaching you how to help your child.



UNM Domenici Northwest  - (Orthopedic and Neurological Conditions)     Directions in English
2271 Tucker Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM                                                        Direcciones en Espanol

ExplorAbilities (Pediatric Conditions) 
5006 Copper NE, Albuquerque, NM



Appointment times are 45 - 90 minutes, depending on diagnosis and schedule:

At UNM Domenici Northwest: Ortho Appointments run from 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Neuro appointments run from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

At ExplorAbilities: Pediatric appointments run from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Thursday evenings only, Spring and Fall Semesters only. Closed for Summer Semester.

Because we are unable to offer routine physical therapy, please understand the following policies related to our lab:

  • We are unable to see individuals who are currently involved in lawsuits related to their condition
  • We are unable to assist people in pursuing disability benefits
  • If we feel that your condition requires routine physical therapy and you have some insurance benefits, we will recommend that you pursue routine PT at another venue


Please direct all inquiries to:

Tamaya Toulouse
UNM Division of Physical Therapy 

Please fax referrals to 505-925-1143, attn. REACH Lab

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