Mark Beissel

Mark Beissel, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Mark has 45 years experience as a physical therapist, specializing in orthopaedic and manual therapy. He owned Orthopaedic Therapy, Inc. in Jackson, MI for 35 years, and has 10 years in outpatient hospital practice. Recently he worked with the back care team at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital, working closely with the physical medicine and rehabilitation and orthopaedic physicians.


University of Michigan, BS in anthropology 1972

The Ohio State University, Post Baccalaureate Certificate Physical Therapist 1973

Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions DPT 2003


Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) 1989 to present

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) 2000 to present

Continuing Education:

Mark has over 1300 hours of post graduate continuing education in orthpaedics, manual therapy,

Professional Societies:

Member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 1972 to present

Member Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA) 1972 to present

Board of Directors MPTA 2000-2004

Reimbursement Chair MPTA 1997 to 2011

Special interests:

Acute, chronic, and post surgical rehabilitation of spine and extremities, especially neck pain and related headaches.

Manual therapy such as soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, Craniosacral Therapy, muscle energy technique (MET), Gua Sha soft tissue mobilization.