Our Staff

Director, Candace Kenyon, MSPT

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Director of Santa Fe Sports Medicine & Rehab since April, 2017

Candace graduated from Washington University in St Louis in 1991 with a Masters in Science in Physical Therapy. She has specialized in the treatment of muscle imbalances, postural disorders and mechanical dysfunctions. She also uses The Graston Technique for specific myofascial release, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnostic Therapy and ELDOA for active fascial stretching. Candace has worked throughout the Southwest in a variety of settings in orthopedics, chronic pain and sports medicine. In her free time, Candace likes to run, do yoga and is also a professional textile artist.Candace graduated from Washington University in St Louis in 1991 with a Masters in Science in Physical Therapy. She has specialized in the treatment of muscle imbalances, postural disorders and mechanical dysfunctions. She also uses The Graston Technique for specific myofascial release, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnostic Therapy and ELDOA for active fascial stretching. Candace has worked throughout the Southwest in a variety of settings in orthopedics, chronic pain and sports medicine. In her free time, Candace likes to run, do yoga and is also a professional textile artist.


Cameron Brenneman, MPT

Cameron graduated from Cal State University in Long Beach in 2007 with a Masters in PT. As a professional cyclist, he is especially skilled in sports medicine. Cameron uses his skill sets in joint mobilization, dry needling and biomechanics with a full range of orthopedic patients. He has specialties in shoulder, knee, and ankle rehabilitation. In his spare time, Cameron enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and cycling.

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Aurora Downs, BS, PTA

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Aurora graduated from UNM in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree that emphasized nutrition, exercise physiology, and psychology. She has worked in outpatient physical therapy since then. Aurora received her Physical Therapy Assistant license in 2015. She uses medical massage techniques for myofascial release combined with individualized exercise for excellent patient outcomes. In her spare time, Aurora enjoys hiking, camping, and yoga.

 


 

Sanjay Bardwaj, DPT

Sanjay graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2001 with a doctorate in physical therapy. He is a manual therapist whose skills include myofascial release, joint mobilization, and muscle energy technique for spinal alignment. He has a decade of work in sports medicine especially with professional tennis athletes. This gives him particular focus on neck and shoulder rehabilitation. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and is an avid tennis player.

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Jenny Hernandez

Office Manager. Jenny does our billing and collections. She has infinite knowledge about  your insurance claims. If you have any questions about this part of the business, ask Jenny. She has been employed at SF Sports Med since 2005.  She is an avid Bronco fan and loves camping and fishing.

 


 

Lisa Jimenez

Physical Therapy Technician. Lisa is one of the most caring people under the sun.  She is the one who will set you up on ice or heat and electrical stimulation.  She has been employed at SF Sports Med since 2010.  Lisa is an animal lover.  She enjoys weight training and staying fit as well as spending time with her family.

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Eric Payne PT, DPT, OCS

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Eric moved to Santa Fe from North Carolina upon retiring after a 30 year career as a commissioned officer in the Army and US Public Health Service. He graduated from the US Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy in 1992. He later went on to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Baylor University in 2007.  Since 1999, Eric has been board certified in orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. His clinic interests include manual therapy, dry needling and therapeutic pain education. When not treating patients, Eric enjoys hiking and biking with his wife, Majbritt, as well as pursuing creative endeavors involving ceramics and sculpture.  He looks forward to learning more from the great artists that reside here in Santa Fe.

 


 

Serena Rodriguez, Front Desk

Serena is a highly efficient multi-tasker and gives great smiles. Among her many talents, she schedules appointments and obtains prior authorization from insurance companies. Ask Serena - She knows how to find an answer for you.

 

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