Meet Our Team

Ron Gallien, PT, OCS
Physical Therapist, Owner

Ron Gallien earned his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, in August 1990. His work experience during the last 25 years has included outpatient rehab, acute care, and home health. He served as a Clinical Therapist for a large orthopedic physician group in Southeast Texas prior to moving to New Mexico. The focus of his past 20 years has been in treating orthopedic cases. He has been Board Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an Orthopedic Specialist since May of 2002. At this time he is the only board certified specialist practicing in Alamogordo. During the course of his career, he has attended numerous continuing education classes focusing on orthopedics. He is proud to have been able to serve Otero and Lincoln Counties over the past 19 Years. He looks forward to continuing this service.

Pam Gallien, MS, CCC/SLP
Speech Pathologist, Owner

Pam Gallien graduated with a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, in August 1993. Her clinical fellowship year was spent at Southeast Texas Rehab Hospital. She received training in such areas as traumatic brain injury, dysphasia, and neurological disease. After moving to Alamogordo in 1994, she began a private practice serving patients of all ages. She became the owner of Digame Speech & Language Consultants in 1996. She has served the Tularosa Basin by offering a full range of diagnostic and treatment services designed to aid those with communication and swallow difficulties.

Chris Dirkx, PT, DPT, Neuro-IFRAH
Physical Therapist

Chris graduated from Des Moines University in Iowa with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. Since graduating, he has practiced in a variety of settings, including nursing facilities, home health, working with student athletes, and spent two years at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center. While at GCRMC, he worked as lead therapist for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, as well as in the Joint Center program and acute care floors. Chris achieved Neuro IFRAH certification for the treatment of stroke and brain injuries in 2014. He is currently working on his MBA in Health Care Management from the University of Texas at Tyler, as well as beginning the process to become a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist.