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Division of Physical Therapy
UNM Health Sciences Center
MSC 09-5230
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: 505-272-5479
Fax: 505-272-8079

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Rose Vallejo, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy
Assistive Technology Professional Certification


Assistant Professor

Rose Vallejo, PT, DPT, ATP received her Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from California State University, Long Beach in 1994.  She later received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in 2016. She is certified as an Adaptive Technology Professional (ATP) from the Rehabilitation and Engineer Society of North America (RESNA).

Dr. Vallejo began her clinical career in neurologic rehabilitation at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, where she eventually became the Clinical Supervisor on the Adult Brain Injury and Neurology Units. While at Rancho, she trained in the NDT approach, and developed sub-specialties in complex wheelchair seating and positioning, gait analysis and orthotics for the neurologic patient. In 2003, she moved to Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation, where she was the Therapy Director for 3 years. In 2006, she moved to New Mexico with her family. She began working at Lovelace Rehabilitation Center where she treated patients with a variety of neurologic conditions and created the Lovelace Wheelchair Seating Clinic in 2008. More recently, she has worked for home healthcare agencies in the Albuquerque area. She has presented multiple times at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association and has been a guest lecturer at various universities in southern California. She has also taught continuing education courses in the areas of complex wheelchair seating and lower extremity bracing for the neurologic patient.

Dr. Vallejo began teaching for the Division of Physical Therapy in 2014, as a member of the adjunct faculty. In 2017, she was brought on as an assistant professor and currently teaches Neurologic Rehabilitation, Administration and Supervision, Cardiopulmonary and Medical Spanish. She also leads and coordinates the annual Physical Therapy Division, service learning trip to Guatemala.

Contact Rose at RMVallejo@salud.unm.edu