At the heart of our approach is a 1-to-1 treatment philosophy - your session is yours and yours alone. Every 45 minute follow-up session is a continuous dialogue between patient and therapist to assess your progress. We believe that the best healing environment is not a rushed one, and involves your brain as much as it does your body.
We take a global view of the body to address your own movement dysfunctions and an active, movement-based treatment system to restore function. You will receive a unique treatment plan to address those issues, not just a pre-planned set of exercises.
Your treatment is focused on you and your goals to help you return to doing the things you love. Tell us what you need to get back to, and we’ll do our best to help you get there.
Mark Lusk, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT
PRESIDENT, PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Dr. Lusk opened MVMT to address the specific needs of the urban athlete. Previously a professional dancer, he understands first-hand the impact of injuries on athletic performance and emotional well-being. He has a deep passion to help his patients achieve their highest goals, whether it is returning to the box, logging their first century, finishing a marathon or simply walking a mile without pain. It is this drive that guides every bit of continuing education, in order to bring the most cutting edge and effective treatments to the patient.
An avid urban athlete himself, Dr. Lusk graduated from Hunter College with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (Honors), a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, certified in the FMS and SFMA screening tools, and a certified Rock Doc practitioner. He has also worked as a physical therapist on over 60 Broadway shows.
Carolyn Lack, DPT, CPI
Carolyn joined MVMT in 2019. She brings experience treating a variety of patient populations from immediate post-surgical to high-level athletes/performers.
Carolyn received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Biology from Rutgers University in 1997, a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2001 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2005 from Temple University. She has an extensive history of dance training and earned a Pilates Teacher Certification from Body Arts and Science International in 2002.
Carolyn has taken numerous continuing education courses in manual therapy and continues to do so adding depth and variety to her treatment approach.
ASSISTANT, BILLING PROFESSIONAL
Theresa brings over 20 years of Medical Administrative experience to MVMT, having worked at some of the largest PT practices in the city. She brings her knowledge for business and compassion for people to MVMT so that she can help patients understand the business aspect of the healthcare industry.
Theresa has held positions from Medical Receptionist to Office Management (and everything in between). She specializes in developing back office procedures and training staff, and is an expert in insurance benefits and claim submission.
She is a graduate of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College located in Richmond, VA, holds an Associates Degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Claims Specialist.