Peak Motion Physical Therapists

Meet the Staff
Leewine N. Hunter, PT
Leewine N. Hunter, PT
Lee is a native of Florida who received his Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee. Upon graduation, he began his physical therapy career in Florida in various facilities in and around Tallahassee that includes nursing homes, hospitals and outpatient facilities, gaining a variety of rehab experience. Lee relocated to Albuquerque in 1998 and has been here since, gaining even more experience from skilled nursing to outpatient therapy. As an avid baseball player and athletic participant, Lee not only brings over 18 years of experience with physical therapy, but a firsthand knowledge of many types of injuries and maladies that present in the outpatient arena.
Tara Sanford, DPT
Tara Sanford
Tara received a BA in Anthropology and Women's Studies from the University of Wyoming in 1996. She has been teaching group exercise and yoga in the Albuquerque community since 2000. In 2007 she returned to school to embark on the journey toward her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While in school, she volunteered for a grant funded project in Sandoval County serving rural and underserved pregnant women, offering yoga classes and education. She received her DPT from the University of New Mexico, specializing in the field of Pelvic and Gender Health through continuing education courses and clinically specific experience.
Shyla Mesch, DPT
Shyla Mesch
Shyla was born and raised in New Mexico and attended UNM during her college years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and went on to complete her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. Shyla has 5 years of personal training experience and spent the last year as a CrossFit Coach. She is a Level 1 certified CrossFit Coach as well as USAW Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting Certified. Shyla has worked with a variety of people and takes a personal interest in each and every case. She has a great love for health and fitness and hopes to help each patient/client reach their highest functional level.
Megan Munsell, PT
Megan Munsell
Megan was born and raised in San Diego where she played soccer and attended San Diego State University. She moved to New Mexico to attend the UNM physical therapy program and graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Physical Therapy in 1990. Megan has worked primarily in the outpatient setting but also in inpatient, arthritis clinic and home health. Tearing her ACL skiing in 1992, she has firsthand knowledge of what it means to need therapy and how tough injuries and pain are on one's mental wellbeing. Megan relates deeply to every person she treats and is here to help with education and encouragement. Megan loves spending time with her boyfriend, her daughter, and enjoying camping, hiking, and horseback riding.
Pia Vanheyste, PT
Pia Vanheyste
Pia graduated from college with a degree in PT in June 1989. After working as a PT in her home country of Belgium, she moved to the United States in November of 1994 to continue building her experience. In 2002, Pia became a US Citizen and since 1994 has mostly worked in outpatient settings doing home health for about 10 years on a part time basis. Since September of 2012, she has lived in Albuquerque and works for Peak Motion where she mostly performs Functional Capacity Evaluations. Pia and her husband are enjoying life in Albuquerque while their son is studying at the University of Auburn.
Wanli Lei, DPT
Wanli Lei
Wanli is from a remote village in southwestern China. He earned his bachelor's degree in animal science, master's degree in veterinary microbiology and immunology, and Ph.D. in molecular genetics. After 12 years of basic research in the USA, he decided to change his career and earned his doctoratal degree in Physical Therapy in 2015. Wanli enjoys hiking and learning. He is fully prepared to incorporate the best available evidences into his clinical practice to help others.
Amanda Sodemann, PT, DPT, CCI
Amanda Sodemann
Born and raised in Wisconsin; Amanda left her roots to attend DPT school in North Dakota. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2014 and relocated to New Mexico after graduating. (North Dakota was bitterly cold!) Amanda has experiences in a wide variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, neurology, and sports. She discovered her love for pediatrics while training at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital during a clinical rotation. She spent the last two years working in outpatient and home-based pediatrics, treating diagnoses from birth to 21 years of age. She thoroughly enjoys treating this population and working with the families to promote optimal independence and function in all aspects of their children's daily lives.
Kevin Petersen, Physical Therapist Assistant
Kevin Petersen
Kevin was born and raised in Wisconsin and moved to New Mexico in 2005. Kevin met Phil through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society "Team N Training" program, where they both volunteered to assist people in training in marathons and triathlons while raising money for the cause. Kevin started at Peak Motion Physical Therapy as a tech and began classes towards his Physical Therapy Assistant degree in April of 2010 at Pima Medical Institute where he graduated in December 2011. He is now part of our full time staff as a licensed PTA. Kevin enjoys hiking and yoga to relax, and of course rooting for the amazing Green Bay Packers!
Christopher Zender, Physical Therapist Assistant
Christopher Zender
Chris comes to Peak Motion due to a personal experience in physical therapy as he had an ACL graft in his right knee in the summer of 2010. After three months of therapy, Chris has normal function in his right knee and is able to do all the athletics he was able to do before. Chris is a 2013 graduate from Carrington College with a Physical Therapy Assistant degree. Chris works with a majority of our pediatrics and has experience working with patients from ages 3 years old to teenagers, orthopedic patients, and neurological patients. Chris is very motivated and passionate about therapy in helping others return to their normal functional levels.
Jacqueline Nolte, Physical Therapist Assistant
Jacqueline Nolte
Jacqueline is a native of the Philippines and an Albuquerque resident for the past 17 years. She is fluent in English and Filipino. As a recent graduate of the Carrington College Physical Therapy Assistant program, Jacqueline excels in connecting with people and has experience working with a diverse group of patient populations. She especially enjoys working with children. Jacqueline has also volunteered with the New Mexico Special Olympics providing specialized fitness programs to the athletes.
Miranda Landavazo, Physical Therapist Assistant
Miranda Landavazo
Miranda was born in Gallup, New Mexico and was raised in Albuquerque. She is a recent graduate of PIMA medical institute and has always had a passion to work in the medical field. Miranda enjoys working with people from all age groups and is always up for a challenge. She has a love for being outdoors and her hobbies including going for runs in the Bosque, camping, fishing and hanging out with her son.
Cameron Cannady, Physical Therapist Assistant
Cameron Cannady
Cameron first began in the Physical Therapy field as a patient going through many physical rehabilitative processes. Having had many injuries and three orthopedic surgeries, Cameron has first-hand experience with the process of rehabilitation and the steps to achieve full recovery. With a strong interest for the health field in general and a passion for learning about the complexity and connections of the human body, he received his degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Carrington College. Cameron thoroughly enjoys the healthy lifestyle and competitive sports. Being a lifelong athlete himself, he is currently playing and pursuing professional racquetball. Constantly working towards bettering himself and the lives of everyone he encounters, Cameron does his best to ensure patients receive the best physical therapy care.