Mark Ferlito, a California native, completed his BA in Psychology at The University of Southern California. He then lived and studied Spanish in Argentina fulfilling a lifetime goal of being able to converse with his father in his native language. After his return stateside, he found a new passion in marathon running, which ultimately lead him to the profession of Physical Therapy. During the successful rehab of one of his own running injuries, Mark was emboldened to pursue a career in assisting others to achieve their own higher level of function and quality of life. Mark earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York University in 2015. While at NYU, he was introduced to The Institute of Physical Art (IPA) and the practice of Functional Manual Therapy. This spurred a move across the country to complete a rigorous, but immensely rewarding 3 year IPA Orthopedic Residency under the mentorship of IPA fellow Sam Kabat, PT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT. Following the residency, Mark opened his own orthopedic practice in San Francisco, which provided him invaluable experience as a primary care provider in a network of talented practitioners including MDs, DOs, and Athletic Trainers. The ability to continue his journey with the IPA and dedication to the idea of being able to provide more for his patients brings him back to New York where it all began. Mark completed his Certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT) with Distinction in 2020. He also continues to obtain further education through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and Spinal Manipulation Institute as well as the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in order to better serve patients with pelvic floor and/or visceral dysfunction. Outside of the clinic, you can find him walking his hound dog, running like he is being chased, and attempting to find the next best coffee.
Graduated from New York University
Completed his CFMT in 2020