Mark is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) as certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). He believes in a holistic approach to Physical Therapy that is tailored to the patient’s needs and believes in empowering the patient by providing the education and tools necessary for long term success. Mark continues to pursue specialized courses in Manual Therapy and Orthopedics. Because of his wide background, he takes on a more eclectic approach to his management of musculoskeletal conditions. He is currently a level III practitioner and a Laboratory Assistant Trainer of the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) which focuses on functional mobility by working on the fascial system. Mark enjoys working out using body weight training, kettlebells, and keeps himself active as a recreational runner, and hiker. The trails and outdoors have attracted him to move to Bellingham, the city of subdued excitement!
Mark graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy in 2002 from St. Paul University in Iloilo City, Philippines where he was awarded Physical Therapist of the Year. After passing the Philippine Board Exam for PT, he worked in his hometown at the orthopedic specialty center in the Central Philippines where he also helped start a small practice. Mark became a Faculty member of St. Paul University in Iloilo where he taught Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Human Anatomy, and Clinical Education. Mark had extensive neurologic rehabilitation experience as a Stroke physical therapist in his hometown specializing in Neurodevelopmental Techniques (NDT).
In 2005, he decided to continue his career in the United States. After passing the National Physical Therapy Examination, Mark began working at a small private practice in McMinnville, Oregon where he honed his skills in manual therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine. He then moved to Bellevue, WA where he worked as a Physical Therapist at the Pro Sports Club. Mark has also lived in the Southern Oregon region and was able to create short term and long term programs for local high school kids working closely with the local athletic directors and coaches there. He created an injury prevention program for these kids. He has tailored performance regimens that fit the specific sports for these athletes. He has also dealt with clients who have injuries related to Judo, Brazilian Jiujitsu, and Crossfit.