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BACK PAIN

K. Ballek-Bodine

Over time I had developed back pain that limited my movement and kept me from providing the best service for my clients as well as simply enjoying life. My countless chiropractic and massage treatments provided no relief. Then, one day, my back completely gave out.

I called Mark and was seen right away. He began to guide the laser over my body. After several minutes of treatment Mark asked me to stand up. I did with no difficulty whatsoever! After 2 more sessions with Mark I was able to resume my normal activities without pain or discomfort.

Fran Donahue

A skiing accident left me with a spinal cord injury and a severe strength deficiency on my right side. No matter how much strength training I did, there was no improvement. I was skeptical of Mark’s treatment. There was some improvement in our sessions, but would it hold up to the true test of trail running and biking?

Amazingly, my stride didn’t slow on my trail runs and I have even hit my best time. It was the same with my biking. Mark’s treatments definitely worked for me.

T. Norvell

The result has been amazing. My lower back is so much stronger. Who would have thought this would all be possible from your simple approach?

M. Smithwick

For the past year I had been dealing with lower back pain. I was in physical therapy for it, but it was not helping. I was amazed at how much better I felt after seeing Mark. After 6 weeks of treatments with Mark in addition to my home exercises I was able to start running again. I will continue this type of therapy for pain relief.

K. Ballek-Bodine

Over time I had developed back pain that limited my movement and kept me from providing the best service for my clients as well as simply enjoying life. My countless chiropractic and massage treatments provided no relief. Then, one day, my back completely gave out.

I called Mark and was seen right away. He began to guide the laser over my body. After several minutes of treatment Mark asked me to stand up. I did with no difficulty whatsoever! After 2 more sessions with Mark I was able to resume my normal activities without pain or discomfort.

R. Comes

I suffered from lower back pain for years. Massage and chiropractic treatments had temporary results, but hadn’t been a solution. My lower back range of motion increased ten inches after 1 session with Mark. My exercises are simply and quick. I have had an unbelievable response to Mark’s treatment. I am totally pain free!

T. Mereness

I asked Mark to help me with two specific problems, Achilles tendonitis and sciatica. One session gave me relief from both. During our next few sessions, Mark taught me extremely effective exercises to help with my specific problems. His help was remarkable!

J. Blair

I was in excruciating pain when I saw Mark for the first time. With each session I had with Mark my pain levels were consistently better and within six sessions I hardly had any pain at all. The exercises I did at home took very little time and were easy enough to do in the chair in front of my television. With Mark’s help I made it back to the team in 6 weeks and just in time for playoffs.

I would recommend any of my friends or family to Mark.

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CAR ACCIDENTS

Robert Hagerty

In 1997 I was involved in a near fatal car accident that left me unable to stand or sit due to the severe pain in my back and neck. After 8 years or surgeries, morphine injections, and physical therapy my pain had not subsided. Mark evaluated my condition and put together a plan for my recovery. I was truly skeptical.

After 20 minutes of therapy, however, my pain went from a seven or eight out of a scale of ten, to a four. My pain is now a two on the pain scale and I am sitting here asking myself, ‘Which mountain do I ski tomorrow?’

J. Schnell

I was injured in an auto accident when an 18 wheeler hit me and my small sedan. I was continuously in severe pain and put on a regular dosage of 2 pain medications and muscle relaxers. After a full course of treatment with a chiropractor and rehabilitation I had no recession in my pain levels or improvement in my condition. I was skeptical meeting Mark, he made his treatment sound so simple and easy. I started treatment with him as well as doing the exercises he taught me to do at home. After a few weeks, I was able to get off of all my medications. My chiropractor was amazed to hear that I was off the medications, without pain, and back in the gym. The therapy was nothing short of amazing.

FOOT/ANKLE PAIN

Brian Van Meveren

I was suffering from acute Achilles tendonosis for nearly three months. I treated with acupuncturists, physical therapists and an orthopedic specialist. None of the experts were able to resolve the severe pain and grinding I experienced each time I ran or biked. On the verge of withdrawing from an Ironman competition that was a month away, I went to Mark Rise as a last resort. Mark’s professional, conscientious and aggressive problem solving and therapy techniques almost immediately produced positive results. After five sessions, the pain and grinding in my Achilles completely resolved. Thanks to Mark, I went on to PR at Ironman Arizona, completing the entire race pain free. I highly recommend Mark Rise. I ran a 3 hour marathon 3 weeks after Ironman, still pain free!

E. Steele

I injured my shin while running and met with Mark 6 weeks after the initial injury. I was amazed at how quickly my pain and my muscles responded to his treatment. After only 7 sessions with Mark and doing my exercises that he gave me, I was able to resume training and have never been so competitive!

I feel great with zero pain.

J. Aranow

I went to Mark due to constant pain and chronic problems I had with my feet. I had seen a foot doctor and a chiropractor with minimal results. It wasn’t until I began my sessions with Mark that I got significant relief from my pain. With Mark’s treatments as well as the exercises he prescribed that I do at home, I am getting very positive results.

J. Haskell

I had been struggling with bone spurs in both my heels for over a year. The inserts in my shoes were ineffective and I was not able to walk normally. In a short period of time, Mark has helped relieve the pain and allowed me to walk comfortably. Mark’s expertise and the way he explained what he was doing made a lot of sense and made me feel that he really understood how my body worked and reacted to various stresses.

B. Blank

I had pain in my arches of both feet. Nothing was providing any real help. Mark was a very good listener and explained the process well. He made my visits very comfortable. The exercises he gave me to do take only minutes and my pain in gone.

J. Sutter

I injured my ankle about a year ago and went to Mark. His treatments were immensely helpful and allowed my regular activities such as running to resume. I didn’t do my exercises like I was supposed to, however, and my ankle never fully healed. I went back to Mark and have had no pain since.

C. Rooks

After suffering with pain in my heel, I now have relief. Previous foot surgery had left scar tissue and limited my movement. After my third treatment with Mark I was able to walk normally. The swelling is gone and my foot feels great. I can now wear the shoes or sandals of my choice!

T. Mereness

I asked Mark to help me with two specific problems, Achilles tendonitis and sciatica. One session gave me relief from both. During our next few sessions, Mark taught me extremely effective exercises to help with my specific problems. His help was remarkable!

Anonymous

I had spent 6 years dealing with the debilitating pain of shin splints and other injuries associated with running. My doctors tried every single thing they could think of with no results. So, I turned to Mark. My sessions with Mark have doubled the distance I can run and have eliminated my pain. He has been very thorough in keeping me injury free and healthy. I am now training at my full potential.

HAMSTRING PAIN

B. McGhee

My only regret in working with Mark is that I had not met him 20 years ago when I was competing myself. I ruptured a hamstring a few years ago and had chronic pain since. In just a few treatments with Mark, my discomfort level has significantly lessened and I can run and walk almost completely pain free. The athletes I have sent to him show improved strength, range of motion, and coordination. Mark’s knowledge of his craft and of anatomy are astounding and I recommend him without any reservation.

HIP PAIN

L. Britton

I could hardly walk when I first came to see Mark. A hip injury was causing weakness and pain in my right hip and leg. As a runner for over 20 years, my body had locked up and had become more and more rigid. Mark’s treatment strengthened the weak muscles and improved things all-around. The exercises were subtle yet effective and in no time I was able to resume my running.

My body was no longer so restricted and my range of motion had improved. I had become so used to the pain that I forgot how pleasurable running can be. Thanks to Mark, my running career is back on track.

S. Jackson

I went to Mark to address the hip pain I was experiencing when I ran. I had already spent a considerable amount of time and money on other therapies, but was having no success. After only 2 sessions, I didn’t have the pain. Furthermore, I realized that I was accomplishing more with my running with less exertion. Everything I do, running, swimming, or cycling, feels better. I can’t think of any other kind of therapy that accomplishes so much in so little time.

M. Korb

I had been struggling with hip and leg pain, muscle spasms, numbness, and tingling before I went to Mark. Other medical and neurological exams had been inconclusive and the medications I was on were not helping. Within two weeks of beginning treatment with Mark, the pain and tightness in my hip and thigh diminished significantly. After four weeks I was able to run, both in training and during races, without muscle spasms or numbness and had very little residual discomfort in my hip.

KNEE PAIN

Leanne Miller

During my first triathlon of the 2009 season I noticed a severe pain in my right knee. Over the next few weeks, as I was trying to rest and recover, my knee wasn’t getting any better…I tried every approach possible…orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, massage therapists, rolfers, acupuncturists, chiropractors, sports medicine doctors – you name it, I tried it.

In October, after five months of not running and missing an entire race season, I went to see Mark. Needless to say today I’m back to training, in fact, in May I competed in my first triathlon in over a year! Not only was I able to compete, I was the First Place Amateur Female (Littlefoot Triathlon, 2010)! I know there is NO WAY I would be where I am at today if it were not for the work that Mark does and his patience with an impatient athlete.

F. Johnson, Jr.

I have a history of knee problems, including instability and pain from injuries and surgeries. When I saw Mark for the first time, not only could I not do my regular 3 ½ mile walk, I could barely walk from my car across the parking lot to my office.

The results from my sessions with Mark have been dramatic and unexpected. Within days I was able to return to my regular walks and my knee was strengthened at least 35%. Mark’s continued work with me has greatly increased my leg strength and made my work-outs more effective.

S. Meade

Pain was limiting my ability to work out. Within half an hour into my treatment I was able to perform the exercises that used to be painful: Pain Free.

M. Wanger

I needed a new way to address my knee pain. Mark’s treatment was a great help. My pain has all but disappeared and it only took 2 sessions.

N. Toman

I had been struggling with a weak, sore, and aching knee for more than three years. Physical therapy and chiropractic treatments helped somewhat, but were not a fix. I made an appointment with Mark and the treatment was a huge success for me almost immediately. I am now able to go about my daily routine without any pain or even discomfort and my knee is stronger.

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NECK PAIN

Fran Donahue

A skiing accident left me with a spinal cord injury and a severe strength deficiency on my right side. No matter how much strength training I did, there was no improvement. I was skeptical of Mark’s treatment. There was some improvement in our sessions, but would it hold up to the true test of trail running and biking?

Amazingly, my stride didn’t slow on my trail runs and I have even hit my best time. It was the same with my biking. Mark’s treatments definitely worked for me.

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SHOULDER PAIN

L. Foegen

My teenage son injured his shoulder in a fall. After doctors visits, physical therapy and a year of pain and limited mobility, I took him to Mark. They had one session and my son left with almost complete range of motion and no pain. We’ve kept up the exercises Mark provided and he remains pain free to this day. Thanks to Mark, my son can live the life of a normal teenager.

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RUNNING INJURIES

M. Johns

Due to several nagging injuries, I retired from competitive running in 1998. Recently, however, I started running again for general fitness reasons. Those old injuries quickly returned as well as some new aches and pains. I went to Mark and felt immediate relief. I was getting great results in no pain and a very short time. I wish I knew Mark when I was competing. I know that my running career would have lasted longer and I would have been a better competitor.

L. Britton

I could hardly walk when I first came to see Mark. A hip injury was causing weakness and pain in my right hip and leg. As a runner for over 20 years, my body had locked up and had become more and more rigid. Mark’s treatment strengthened the weak muscles and improved things all-around. The exercises were subtle yet effective and in no time I was able to resume my running.

My body was no longer so restricted and my range of motion had improved. I had become so used to the pain that I forgot how pleasurable running can be. Thanks to Mark, my running career is back on track.

J. Sutter

I injured my ankle about a year ago and went to Mark. His treatments were immensely helpful and allowed my regular activities such as running to resume. I didn’t do my exercises like I was supposed to, however, and my ankle never fully healed. I went back to Mark and have had no pain since.

E. Steele

I injured my shin while running and met with Mark 6 weeks after the initial injury. I was amazed at how quickly my pain and my muscles responded to his treatment. After only 7 sessions with Mark and doing my exercises that he gave me, I was able to resume training and have never been so competitive!

I feel great with zero pain.

B. Van Meveren

I was suffering from acute Achilles tendonosis for nearly three months. I treated with acupuncturists, physical therapists and an orthopedic specialist. None of the experts were able to resolve the severe pain and grinding I experienced each time I ran or biked. On the verge of withdrawing from an Ironman competition that was a month away, I went to Mark Rise as a last resort. Mark’s professional, conscientious and aggressive problem solving and therapy techniques almost immediately produced positive results. After five sessions, the pain and grinding in my Achilles completely resolved. Thanks to Mark, I went on to PR at Ironman Arizona, completing the entire race pain free. I highly recommend Mark Rise. I ran a 3 hour marathon 3 weeks after Ironman, still pain free!

S. Jackson

I went to Mark to address the hip pain I was experiencing when I ran. I had already spent a considerable amount of time and money on other therapies, but was having no success. After only 2 sessions, I didn’t have the pain. Furthermore, I realized that I was accomplishing more with my running with less exertion. Everything I do, running, swimming, or cycling, feels better. I can’t think of any other kind of therapy that accomplishes so much in so little time.