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Away from the rink Mark is a well-known Physical Therapist.  Graduating from the University of Buffalo with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT); Mark specializes in orthopedic injuries to improve functional movement, return to sport and the demands of life.

Mark’s unique position as a multi-sport athlete, coach and physical therapist helps to bridge the gap between traditional rehabilitation, performance training and a player’s return to activity.  It is this skill set that sets Mark apart from other coaches and therapists.  He knows what athletes want, understands their mindset and how to help them achieve their goals.

Mark has worked with youth to professional athletes across all sports including professional and college hockey, Buffalo Bandits professional lacrosse, NFL players, professional soccer, college volleyball, college swimming, college baseball and your weekend warriors to name a few.  Mark works with patients of all ages and levels, helping them improve their quality of life and/or performance for sport.

Medical insurance and private pay accepted.

 

Advanced Training:

Active Release Technique (ART), Upper & Lower Extremity

Spinal Manipulation Institute: Manipulation of Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar & SI Joints

Kettle Bell Training, Steve Maxwell

USA Weightlifting: Olympic Lifts

TRX Suspension Training, Chris Nentarz PT, CSTS, NASM-PES, NSTI

Kinesiology Taping, Chris Nentarz PT, CSTS, NASM-PES, NSTI

Yoga & Relaxation Breathing Techniques

Concussion Return To Play

 

Sean Malone (NHL/AHL Buffalo Sabres/Harvard D1)

“Going into my senior year at Harvard I underwent my second hip surgery.  Although I knew exactly what rehab would entail the second time, I visited Mark who’s knowledge of the rehab process was second to none.  Along with his understanding and experience with the game of hockey, he was able to tailor my rehab according to my needs as a hockey player, increasing my confidence from a strength and conditioning perspective, going into my final collegiate season.  With his help and guidance I was fortunate to start the season healthy, feeling no hip pain and make a run to the Frozen Four.  Mark is very personable make him a strong person to work with.  He was recommended to me by another collegiate hockey player and after my experience with Mark I would gladly to the same.”

 

Geoff Fortman (Rapid city ECHL/Canisius D1)

“I came to Mark with a chronic back issue that was affecting my training and play both on and off the ice.  Soon after we started working together I noticed improvements.  Mark treated my daily symptoms with hands on treatment and retching.  He also treated my long term symptoms through strength and movement coaching.  By following his advice I kept my back issues from hindering my performance, which has allowed me to take my hockey career to the professional level.   Mark is a very personable guy who clearly cares about his clients.  I would definitely recommend family and friends.”

 

Justin King (Niagara PowerHawks/OHL Draft Pick)

“During my senior year at Gilmore Academy, I would drive from Cleveland to Buffalo just to see Mark for treatment.  He is the most knowledgeable therapist I have met and really took his time to work with me and explain how everything connected to my injury or treatment.  I always left not only feeling better, but feeling like I knew my body better; making me a better and more confident athlete.”

 

 

 

 

 

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