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 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. 

Las Cruces


Dr. Matthew Hoyt

Physical Therapist, Owner

Dr.Matthew Hoyt graduated with his clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) in 2016 from the University of New Mexico. He has worked in a variety of physical therapy settings over the past several years that has allowed him to work with all population types including pediatrics, geriatrics, and everyone in between. Matthew grew up in Alamogordo, and is very proud to be able to help the community. Matthew currently lives in Las Cruces with his wife, and two Italian Greyhounds. He enjoys exercising and watching sports during his time away from the clinic.


Derek Halladay

Office Manager, Owner

Derek Halladay, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, is a managing member and office manager at Back in Action Therapy. He was a member of the University of New Mexico Track & Field team from 2008-2013 while completing his bachelors degree in Exercise Science. In 2016, he graduated with his MBA from Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. Derek enjoys watching sports and playing video games in his free time. 


Dr. Alex Kruse

Physical Therapist

Dr. Alex Kruse graduated with her clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) in 2012 from Rosalind Franklin University in Illinois. She has extensive experience working in outpatient orthopedic clinics treating patients of all ages with a variety of physical therapy needs. In 2018 she completed a two and a half year manual therapy certification program which has enriched her treatment approach and skill set leading to more efficient and effective patient care. After spending two years as a traveling therapist she decided to take permanent residence in Las Cruces and continue working as part of the Back in Action family. When she is not working she enjoys spending time outdoors mountain biking, rock climbing and traveling.

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Dr. Morgan Gardner

Physical Therapist

Dr. Morgan Gardner grew up in Tularosa, NM. She obtained her bachelors degree at NMSU and received her clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) in 2021 from UTEP. Morgan enjoys building relationships with her patients and turning exercise into play with the kiddos. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, riding horses, playing with her puppy, reading, and spending time with friends and family.


Deborah Albo-Madigan

Physical Therapist Assistant

Deborah grew up in Chama, New Mexico. She graduated from NMSU in 2011 with a BS in Biology, BA in psychology, and a Minor in Chemistry. Deborah graduated with a MS in Breathing Sciences in 2016, and received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Western Technical College in 2021. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband and three dogs. She also enjoys traveling and seeing new places. 

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Dr. Michael Kolikant

Physical Therapist

Dr. Michael Kolikant grew up in Las Cruces, NM. Prior to obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Biology
from NMSU he served in the Israeli army as an infantry soldier. He worked as a wildland firefighter
before attending physical therapy school. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the
University of New Mexico in 2022. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter more than

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Dr. Kendra Terrazas

Physical Therapist

Dr. Kendra Terrazas graduated with her clinical doctorate in physical therapy in 2014 from East Tennessee State University. After living and working in Las Cruces for a stint, she went on to complete a year long orthopaedic residency in northern California. Since graduating from her residency program in 2019, she has become a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist and continues to love working with patients of all ages and helping them achieve their goals in an outpatient setting. When she is not working, she loves spending time on her little farm, hiking, and traveling with her husband. 


Margaret Belanger

Front Desk Coordinator

Margaret moved from El Paso to Las Cruces ten years ago. She attended Mountain View High School and graduated in 1999. Margaret received her certification as a Medical Office Specialist in 2003. She is happily married with two beautiful girls. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family along with reading, organizing, cleaning, decorating, and finding new projects for her home. 


Jaimie Amerman

Therapy Technician

Jaimie grew up in Grants, New Mexico. She graduated from New Mexico State with Associates of Science and General Studies. She is happily married and has two beautiful children. In her spare time she loves to spend time with family, shopping, exercising and reading. She loves to travel and see new places. 


Adriana Martinez

Therapy Technician

Adriana is from Las Cruces, New Mexico. Her hobbies include exercising, hiking with her dogs, and baking goodies. She is currently a personal training at Ryze gym, and was a former NMSU cheerleader and elementary/middle school cheer coach.

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Jacqueline Reyes

Therapy Technician

Jacqueline "Jackie" Reyes grew up Roswell, NM. She is currently working on obtaining a degree at NMSU and was a certified massage therapist. She is married with a handsome little boy and enjoys playing with her two golden retrievers. When Jackie is not busy studying or caring for her family, she enjoys going to the gym.

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