Mark Butler PT Hawkgrips

Mark Butler


Mark Butler, PT, MPT, OCS, Cert. MDT

Total Clinical Experience: 20 years
NovaCare Experience: 12 years

Mark Butler, MPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, is the Center Manager for NovaCare’s Medford center, located at 128 Route 70. With nearly 20 years of experience and more than a decade as a NovaCare team member, Mark has successfully rehabilitated a wide range of sports and orthopedic conditions, specializing in neck, back and shoulder injuries. Mark is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and McKenzie certified Specialist (Cert. MDT) for mechanical diagnosis and treatment.

Mark received his undergraduate and graduate education from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now the University of Sciences in Philadelphia), earning a Bachelor’s Degree in 1987 and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1989. Eighteen months after graduation, Mark started his own practice, which he sold to NovaCare in 1997. He is Adjunct Faculty at Rutgers UMDNJ and a guest lecturer at Medical College of Virginia and Stockton College in New Jersey; where he lectures on topics including Advanced Orthopedics, Neural Mobilization, Radiology, and Evaluation and Manual Treatment of the Cervical Spine. Mark is a continuing education speaker on Evaluation and Treatment of Brachial Plexopathies, Neural Mobilization, the shoulder, and lumbar spine; and he has completed more than 20 diverse continuing education courses. He authored a chapter on the shoulder in the 2006 textbook Fundamentals of Hand Therapy: Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity. Mark was recently honored as the recipient of the James Tucker Excellence in Clinical Practice and Teaching Award, presented by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) of New Jersey.

Mark’s Vision..I am committed to educating the patient regarding their condition, as I feel that the better they understand the problem, the better equipped they will be to conquer it. They become partners with me in recovering and maximizing their function. I strive to give each patient individualized care that is supported by evidence-based treatment, without losing sight of the importance of the art of hands-on physical therapy.