The foundation and focus of my practice is Manual Fascial Manipulation. The treatment combines pressure, stretching and short, deep stroking motions to resolve densified fascial tissue. The method can be performed dry and over clothes, but direct skin contact provides the best results. It is preferred that clients wear garments such as athletic shorts and for women a sports top. Methodologies such as FAKTR, Myo-Fascial Release, Cupping, Vibration, Kinesiology Taping and movement may also be incorpoated in treatment. The application of a specific or compliment of techniques may provide the stimulus for the release of neural or soft tissue restrictions which can be the source of dysfunction or pain. 

Mark has worked with athletes of all levels including, high school, collegiate (NCAA), Olympians, Team USA, MLB, NFL, PGA, USTA, and Ironman. Not an athlete?  Don't worry!  Everyone can benefit from the services offered at Riverside Muscular Therapy. Mark has experience in treating flare-ups of old injuries, aches and pains caused by accidents, and more. Rehabilitation and conditioning is an educational experience. I look forward to working together to help achieve your goals and resolve physical limitations.

  • Mark L Perkins LMT, BCTMB, CSCS, CKTP   (25 years of manual therapy experience)

  • Bachelors in Business Administration from Pace University (1987)

  • Swedish Intitute of Allied Health Sciences NYC (1997)

  • Licensed LMT NY & CT (1997)

  • NSCA CSCS (2000)

  • Kinesiology Taping Certified (2008)

  • FAKTR/IASTM (2008)

  • Educated in the Stecco Fascial Manipulation Method Levels 1, 2, and 3 (2010)