Mark Waun, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist/Clinic Manager

Mark graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in Health Fitness and Rehabilitative Programs before earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University – Downers Grove.

What Mark Has to Say

What aspect of movement do you find the most fascinating? Why?

I find the overhead throwing motion so fascinating as it requires so many parts of the body to work in segmental fashion in order to complete such a complicated task. I also like treating it as there are many potential areas that could pose a problem. I get to play detective to correct the mechanics and return the patient to high level performance.

What is one specialty area that makes you stand out?

I really enjoy working with athletes from all backgrounds, employing a variety of techniques and programs to return them to the highest level of competition. Nothing gets me more excited than to personally invest in an athlete’s drive and determination to compete and work towards being the best.

Which patients are your favorite to work with?

I enjoy working with athletes and post-operative patients. Athletes compete at such high levels, and it’s great to return them to competing and succeeding. With post-operative patients, we begin at a low level of function and improve to a high level activity that was unimaginable before surgery.

What are your values and how did they influence your career?

Altruism, compassion, and scholarship have been the foundational values of my professional career. I strive to continue to learn, develop, and grow every day while providing the highest level of care. These values allow me to emotionally invest in every individual patient, as well as develop creative solutions to improve their mobility, function, and overall quality of life.

Why do you work for Body Gears?

Body Gears provides a one-on-one, patient-first rehabilitation experience that utilizes a variety of skills, expertise, and a team-based approach to attain optimal results for all patients. Body Gears goes above and beyond the competition in all aspects of physical therapy.

What catchphrase do most of your patients remember you by?

I typically use the phrase “Motion is lotion” quite often.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work I love to spend time with my wife and two Goldendoodles. I am an avid reader and sports enthusiast who enjoys learning whenever I get the opportunity.

How do you stay active?

My wife and I stay active by going to the gym, go on long walks with our dogs, and stay active on the weekends.