At Back in Action Therapy we take great pride in our team. Please take a minute to get to know a little bit about all of our great team members.
Dr. Scott Nufer
Dr. Scott Nufer is originally from Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from BYU, with a major in Exercise Science and a minor in Ballroom Dance. Partway through his college education, he took 2 years off for a full-time mission to Brazil for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended RMUoHP in Utah for his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. His clinical internships included a 6-week term at Provo Rehab and Nursing in Utah, and a year-long outpatient term at Benchmark Physical Therapy in Oakwood and Commerce, Georgia.Scott is certified in dry needling (Cert. DN) from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Scott loves pretty much any sport, woodworking, and playing guitar and singing. He is a happy husband, and father of 5 beautiful children.
Dr. Bryan Beal
Bryan is originally from Layton, Utah. Uniquely, he is conversational in Cantonese due to having spent two years (2013-2015) in Hong Kong where he was volunteering as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He received his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University in 2018, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2021. As part of his clinical internships, he worked with the VA hospital in Amarillo as well as three additional outpatient orthopedic clinics located in Amarillo and Lubbock. Bryan is working toward obtaining his certification in dry needling (Cert. DN) from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, projected to be fully certified by early 2022. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys jamming on guitar and hiking with his family. He is loving life in Alamogordo with his wife, 2 boys, and 1 girl, and happy to be working at Back in Action!
Dr. Mark Denney
Dr. Mark Denney was born and raised here in Alamogordo, NM. He attended NMSU for undergraduate school and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. He then attended the University of New Mexico for his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Shortly after graduation, Mark became certified in dry needling (Cert. DN) from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. When Mark isn't working, his favorite hobbies include hunting, fishing, golfing, and Drag Racing his 1968 NOVA. He was recently engaged to his soon to be wife Emily in December of 2022 and has a wedding date set in April of 2024.
Dr. Rachael Haverporth
Physical Therapist, Clinic Director
Dr. Haverporth grew up in Missouri, and received her physical therapy degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is certified in McKenzie and specialized in Hesch and vestibular therapy techniques. McKenzie is a method that focuses on patient education and self-care to treat the spine and extremities by using specific repeated movements and prevention measures. Hesch is a method design to help patients learn how to align their hips and pelvis with easy, non-painful techniques. Dr. Haverporth has experience working with pediatrics, neuro, and cardiac rehab patients.
Dr. Rianna Shattuck
Dr. Rianna is originally from San Diego, California. She graduated from San Francisco State University with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). During her clinical rotations she gained experience in several outpatient orthopedics clinics. She has two years of experience working in pediatrics and also worked as a travel therapist in a skilled nursing facility with subacute, respiratory, long term, and memory care. In her free time, she enjoys going hiking with her two dogs and rock climbing with her husband.
Front Desk Coordinator
Rena was born and raised in Alamogordo, NM. She has been happily married to her husband Les for 24 years and has three children, along with two grandchildren. Rena enjoys reading, writing poetry, and spending time with friends and family. She has been a loyal employee with Back in Action Therapy for the past ten years!
Front Desk Coordinator/Insurance Verification Officer
My name is Rehanna Chavez. I was born and raised here in Alamogordo. I have 3 wonderful sons ages 19, 16, and 12. I have a wonderful husband who I have been happily married to for 5 years. I really enjoy working here at Back in Action Therapy. Everyone here is so kind and caring. I also enjoy our clients and getting to know them. Being able to work here has been such a blessing and I am so happy God’s plans have led me here.
Marriya was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, then moved to Alamogordo with her parents. She attended Alamogordo High and NMSU-A. She has an aspiration to go to school to further her education as a physical therapy assistant. She enjoys watching NFL and playing softball.
Wendy was born in Dallas, Tx. She has 4 children, all born in El Paso but raised in Cloudcroft, NM. She is
also a very happy and proud grandmother of 4, with a 5th on the way. Wendy was a business owner in
Cloudcroft for many years, owning Gary Mack Real Estate and the Cloudcroft Hotel and Gift Shop. She
left Cloudcroft about 8 years ago and moved to Denver, where she landed a job with Southwest Airlines.
She has recently relocated back to the area to be closer to her youngest daughter and family. Wendy
loves reading, anything outdoors, and spending time with her family.