Mark Leenheer graduated from Saint Louis University in 2015 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Following graduation, Mark completed a one year post-doctoral residency program with a focus in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, the nation’s third largest VA center. During this time, Mark worked with patients with diverse orthopeadic conditions ranging from acute and subacute injuries to ongoing chronic pain issues. Mark is a certified practitioner of the Graston Technique, an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization technique useful for treating myofascial restrictions and soft tissue adhesions, scar mobilization, and promoting healing in chronic tendinitis. Currently Mark is beginning coursework to become a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist and has future plans to complete a Fellowship in Manual Physical Therapy.
Mark has a strong passion for learning and consistently stays up to date with current evidence-based research, utilizing this research to create individualized patient care plans. Mark employs orthopaedic manual physical therapy techniques and strives to provide consistent measurable improvements in range of motion, strength, and pain. Additionally he incorporates patient education into his treatment sessions using easy to understand pain science information. Mark wants his patients to be empowered in their personal care and believes that teaching patients about their musculoskeletal conditions is a key to success.
Mark is a Cleveland, OH native and a passionate Cleveland sports fanatic. Additionally, he is a cyclist, skier, and trail runner who is excited to explore the vast landscape Colorado has to offer.