Our method was developed from Mark's experience as a Manual Therapist, his personal experience surviving a serious accident resulting in multiple injuries and surgeries and his recovery from those injuries. (More about Mark's Story)
It is our philosophy to focus on the individual as a whole. Our primary mission is to have you meet your health & wellness goals and to optimize your level of function.
Our Method combines one on one manual therapy, Body/Mind Awareness Training and an Individualized, specific home exercise system that empowers you to learn awareness and control of your body in order to achieve your health and wellness goals.
In addition, our Wellness Programs give you the ability to take control over your wellness and your life.
Join Us and Be Well
Our method is goal oriented and function driven. Our primary focus is to have patients meet their health and wellness goals and to restore & progress their level of function. It combines the most important aspects of a successful treatment program that allow for more efficient, successful outcomes and empowers the individual to improve his or her overall wellness.
Our one-on-one manual therapy treats the whole person and will help to normalize musculoskeletal dysfunction, enhance neuromuscular control and improve the patient's body awareness. Our Body/Mind Awareness training and The North Island Home Exercise System gives the patient the tools to advance his or her rehab and wellness at home, while our wellness programs allow the individual to improve his or her overall level of wellness to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
"Combining Your Minds Goals with your Body's Function"
Our system, developed by Mark C. Marino, helps maximize function in the musculoskeletal system while enhancing the individual's body/mind awareness. Both a philosophy and a system, our sytem draws from such disciplines as PNF (Proprioception Neuromuscular Facilitation), The Institute of Physical Art (Gregg & Vicky Johnson), osteopathic, Feldenkrais, yoga, and tai chi. Our system offers a combination of manual treatment, therapeutic and motion awareness exercises, and a home exercise system to help individuals regain their function and alleviate acute and chronic pain. Developed from a combination of Mark's training in manual orthopedic physical therapy with his own experience recovering from serious orthopedic injuries, our system focuses on techniques that help to normalize the musculoskeletal system while enhancing the individual’s kinesthetic awareness, neuromuscular control and ability to eliminate pain. Our team of skilled therapists will help you optimize your function and return you to and independent life without pain.
"Combining Evidence-based and Innovative Manual Techniques"
Proprioception is the sense that detects bodily position and Kinesthesia is the sense that detects the body's movement of joints, tendons and muscles. In essence, it is our mind's connection to our body and how it moves. When our body is injured our proprioceptive and kinesthetic ability becomes impaired. It becomes difficult for us to identify our postural position and coordinate movements. If these senses are not working properly your body will have difficulty resuming physical activities and can lead to future breakdown.
Our training incorporates Proprioceptive and Kinesthetic exercises into your physical therapy rehabilitation. By retraining and improving these senses, your body can become more efficient during coordinated activity and can help prevent future injuries. The enhancement of your body's awareness plays a major role in overall coordination of movement, core stabilization, balance and control leading to a more balanced musculoskeletal system.
The Our Home Exercise System improves the ability for the individual to take control of their rehab and decreases the chances of exacerbation. Features of the system allow the individual to track their home exercises, which improves compliancy, motivates people to continue an exercise program after physical therapy, and improves their overall wellness.