Melody Krech, PT
Bear Canyon Therapy’s Clinical Director/Owner,
Melody has been a licensed physical therapist for 38 years, and has been BCTA’s Clinical Director and Owner for the last 31 years. She Graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma in 1984. Since then, a wide variety of experiences and training has shaped her treatment approach and fuels her passion to create attainable, personalized (individualized) recovery plans for each patient.
She spent 9 years focused on acute rehabilitation, with a specialization in spinal cord injury and neurological trauma, developing a diverse skill set and expertise in helping patients regain independence after injury.
Her personal interest in improving her horsemanship skills and her number of years practicing hippotherapy enables her to treat the competitive equestrian as well as the working cowboy. Melody’s early competitive athletic background, competing at a national and world level, enables her to treat both the competitive and recreational athlete in a comprehensive manner.
Thirty years of study and treatment of dancers, as well as multiple partnerships with dance studios, has led to published physical therapy articles and a successful, unique treatment approach for dancers of all genres.
Melody enjoys spending time with friends and has recently joined the pickle ball craze. She loves precious time with and the adventure that life with two adult daughters brings.
William Dunbar, PT
Will joined the team at Bear Canyon Therapy in 2001 after graduating Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico. He has over 20 years of experience working in Outpatient Orthopedics.
He has acquired extensive knowledge of orthopedic, athletic, neurological, and geriatric rehabilitation. He has vast experience developing care plans and implementing training programs for high level and recreational athletes.
He has worked closely with multiple Olympic and professional runners who use Albuquerque as a high altitude training base. He considers himself a manual therapist and works extensively with his hands to release tight muscles and improve soft tissue mobility which he believes affects performance and function. Will is also highly skilled in the rehabilitation of total knee and total hip replacements. He has extensive experience working with the long term diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, and ALS.
Will was born and raised in New Mexico and speaks Spanish. He enjoys running and has completed 7 marathons. He continues to compete in local running events and triathlons. Will spent 5 years coaching track and cross country at a local high school in Santa Fe. He has 4 kids and a lovely wife all of whom are Notre Dame Football fans.
Christine Boling, PT
Chris is a caring and knowledgeable Physical Therapist. She graduated Cum Laude in 1999 from the University of New Mexico Physical Therapy program. All of her work experience since then is in the outpatient orthopedic setting doing musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation and work related injuries.
She loves working with and helping patients of all ages reach their fullest potential. Her wide variety of clinical skills are incorporated into every session. Some of her manual therapy techniques are very gentle yet highly effective. In addition, various taping applications may be used to help with swelling, decreasing pain, or muscle re-education.
She is a former collegiate track and cross country athlete. When she’s not at work, Chris enjoys spending time with her family and friends, staying fit and working around the house.
Charles T Kettenring, PT, DPT
Charlie received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New Mexico in 2021.
He enjoys the challenges of working at a variety of movement disciplines. He is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioner, enjoys trail running and obstacle course racing as well as exploring and combining movements from diverse disciplines including yoga, Move Nat/Primal Movement, break dancing and kettle bell training.
The challenge of personalizing treatment sessions based on clients’ specific sports, vocations and goals is a clear focus and Charlie works to incorporate functional movement patterns and strength training to improve day to day movement and strength.
Charlie and his wife of 12 years have three daughters aged 5, 8, and 11. He is passionate about educating children about healthy movement habits and creating environments that are conducive to exercise. He enjoys the challenge of working with athletes and in particular athletes in grappling sports including wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as well as golf. Charlie is also passionate about helping clients to extend their health span and functional independence as they grow older.