Meet The Team
Dr. Kevin Mikalaitis
Dr. Kevin Mikalaitis was born and raised in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. While attending the University of Delaware, Dr. Mikalaitis interned at a local chiropractic center which ignited his passion for chiropractic. Dr. Mikalaitis ultimately pursued that passion and earned a Doctorate from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2005.
Dr. Mikalaitis is a hands-on adjuster and primarily practices the Palmer Method which consists of a variety of Manual Adjusting Techniques, including: Diversified, Toggle Recoil, and Thompson Drop. In addition, he also practices gentler techniques including: Flexion-Distraction, Trigger Point Therapy and the Activator Method, specifically catering each treatment to the individual needs and goals of each patient. Dr. Mikalaitis is also the only Chiropractor in Longmont certified in Active Release Technique (ART) a highly effective, cutting-edge soft tissue treatment. As your Chiropractor, Dr. Mikalaitis will get to know you as a patient to get a complete picture of your health. This focus on understanding not only the symptoms, but also the underlying cause of your health issues means you receive the individual attention and tailor-made health care you deserve. Dr. Mikalaitis frequently attends continuing education programs which enable him to stay current on the latest, most innovative chiropractic methods in use today.
Dr. Mikalaitis is an avid soccer fan and enjoys coaching his son’s soccer team, exercising and spending time with his family. He and his wife Mercedes are the the proud owners of Align Chiropractic Center in Longmont, CO.
Mercedes Mikalaitis, Practice/Billing Manager
Mercedes has a BA in International Relations and has been the Practice and Billing Manager at Align Chiropractic since they opened in 2007. She is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the office as well as handling the insurance billing. If you ever have any questions about insurance or paperwork she will be glad to assist you! Her highest priority is making your experience in our office truly exceptional. Mercedes is passionate about chiropractic and loves getting to see patients from 2 weeks old to 92 years benefit from care. She considers the patients part of her “chiropractic family”. When Mercedes is not in the office, she enjoys playing soccer, cooking, reading and spending time with her family.
Caitlin O’Connell, Chiropractic Assistant/ Insurance Specialist
Caitlin was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. Her family moved to Colorado in October, 2016. Caitlin graduated from Carrington College in 2009 with a certification in Medical Administrative Assisting. Caitlin discovered the benefits of regular chiropractic care after a car accident that left her with neck pain. She was excited to join Align Chiropractic in March of 2018 as a Chiropractic Assistant and Insurance Specialist. She enjoys building relationships with patients and helping them achieve wellness through chiropractic care. Caitlin enjoys spending time with her four boys, boating, and traveling with her family.
Ruth Blesse, Chiropractic Assistant/ Therapeutic Massage Therapist
Ruth moved to Colorado in 2009 from the Sierra Nevadas in California. She received an Associates of Occupational Studies and her massage license in December of 2011, and began working as a massage therapist. She loves helping people and is thrilled to once again be using her massage background helping the patients of Align. Through problem-focused massage, Ruth assists patients in alleviating muscle tension prior to their adjustment. When she is not doing massage, she supports the office as a chiropractic assistant and insurance biller. Ruth met her husband Tyler, a Colorado native, in 2013 and got married in 2017. She enjoys hiking, exploring, baking, crafting, and hanging out with animals of all sorts.