Welcome to the NWSPM Physical Therapy Department
Physical rehabilitation is an important part of helping to combat pain. The NWSPM physical therapist will personalize your treatment plan to match your personal needs. He will assess your pain, the effect it has on your life, and provide one-on-one skilled care to help optimize your function. Depending on your home, work, and recreational levels, individual treatment typically includes manual therapy, core stabilization, flexibility and postural training. Making improvements is possible! Physical therapy is an important part of reducing the day-to-day impact that pain causes in your life.
Meet Our Physical Therapist
Mark Christensen graduated from Loma Linda University with a master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1998, completed the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certificate program in 2010, and has completed Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1 certification. For most of his career he has been a part of a multidisciplinary pain management program – first at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific in Honolulu, then at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute here in Spokane. Work settings have been primarily outpatient orthopedics, but has also included acute care, skilled nursing facilities, and ergonomics consulting.
He enjoys problem solving, learning, teaching, and hearing people’s stories. Born and raised in the Inland Northwest, Mark likes to play outside, enjoying a variety of seasonal sports.
Conditions Physical Therapy Can Help
CHRONIC NECK AND BACK PAIN
DISC INJURIES AND HERNIATIONS
CHRONIC JOINT/MUSCLE PAIN
LIMITED RANGE OF MOTION IN SHOULDERS, HIPS, & KNEES