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Physical therapists at Living Waters in Bosque Farms include, from left, Gabriella Mendoza SPTA, Sofia Juareguiberry MOTR/L,CLT, owner Judy Barrett PT,CLT-LANA and Krista Armijo PTA. 

2195 Bosque Farms Blvd.

Bosque Farms, N.M.


Owner: Judith (Judy) Barrett, PT, CLT-LANA

Type of business: Physical and occupational therapy. They also treat pediatrics, lymphedema, hands, migraines, TMJ and women’s health issues such as incontinence.

How long in operation: Nearly four years

1. What are some of the unexpected lessons you’ve learned being in business?

“Dealing with health insurances is just as frustrating on our end as it is on the patient’s and we wish this was different.”

2. What advice do you have for someone starting a business?

“Do it your way. You need to be happy coming into work every day or your business will not be successful.”

3. What is the most enjoyable aspect of your line of work?

“Seeing people get better.”

4. Who do you admire most in your industry and why?

“Currently, Isa Herrara, MSPT, CSCS. She runs a women’s health clinic in New York City. She focuses on making her patients comfortable, takes into account their needs and individualizes their treatment in a very professional but personal way.”

5. What is it about Valencia County that keeps you doing business here?

“I live here and like the option of walking to work!”

6. How have you been able to attract and maintain customers or clients?

“Our biggest source of business has been word of mouth. Advertising for physical and occupational therapy is difficult as most people wish to stay close to home, so larger advertising options do not produce great results. Thankfully, our patients have done a great job telling others about us!”

7. What do you do on a daily basis to make your business better?

“We stay relaxed and happy so we can better serve you. Our staff is excellent and enjoy treating their patients. By keeping a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the clinic, we serve everyone better.”

8. Where do you see your business in the future?

“Right here. While it would be nice to expand a bit, I really enjoy the small town, small clinic environment and have no wish to become a chain, nor do I enjoy the busier clinic pace.”

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