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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

Main Street


Dr. Michael Kolikant

Physical Therapist

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


Michael Gurule

Physical Therapist Assistant

Mike has over a decade of experience in outpatient physical therapy clinics. Fluent in two languages, Mike brings exceptional skills in manual therapy and treating musculoskeletal conditions. With added certifications as a clinical instructor and Kinesio taping, Mike is truly an amazing addition to the Back in Action team.


Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez-Loya

Physical Therapist

I was born and raised in Deming, NM. I joined the Navy right after high school and was stationed in Everett, WA. After getting out of the military I moved to Las Cruces and attended NMSU where I received my Bachelors degree in Kinesiology then later received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at UTEP. I’m passionate about physical therapy for many reasons but mainly because I enjoy helping patients improve their quality of life through movement. Outside of the clinic I love spending time with my family, traveling and experiencing new things with them.


Kaitlin Hacksworth

Therapy Technician

Kaitlin Hackworth is a dedicated Physical Therapy Exercise Technician at Back in Action Therapy, bringing over five years of experience in the field. Holding a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, Kaitlin has worked in various clinical settings as a physical therapy and chiropractor technician, making her an invaluable asset to our team. Her caring, funny, and social nature fosters a positive and supportive environment for our patients.

Outside of work, Kaitlin enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking with her dog, and staying active at the gym. She aspires to further her education by attending a PTA program and ultimately working with disabled veterans, demonstrating her commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. Guided by her favorite quote, "Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind," Kaitlin embraces a balanced approach to her personal and professional life. With her unique qualities and experience, Kaitlin Hackworth ensures our patients at Back in Action Therapy receive exceptional care.


Leticia Mendoza

Business Operations Administrator

Leticia was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. She has worked with multiple businesses in Las Cruces in which she has developed her years of experience in Management and Customer Service skills.  These years of experience have allowed her to build many professional relationships in the community.  In her free time Leticia enjoys spending time with family, her pup and working on house projects. 


Catherine Dicks

Community Outreach Specialist

Catherine, a California native, relocated to Las Cruces, NM two years ago, bringing with her over a decade of invaluable experience in the medical field. After dedicating significant time and energy to her career, Catherine made a heartfelt decision to take a hiatus, redirecting her focus to the core of her world-her family. Looking ahead, Catherine is set to embark on a new chapter, returning to school at NMSU in 2024 to earn her bachelor’s degree.

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