Dr. Mark Kitz is a lifelong resident of Southern New Jersey. He graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson University in 2009 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. As a Graduate Research Assistant at Thomas Jefferson, he conducted scientific literature reviews for faculty and assisted with human motion analysis and electromyographic studies. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University where he earned a BS in Exercise Science & Sport Studies.
Mark’s extensive background and full time experience in fitness as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Specialist allows him to facilitate patients along the continuum to achieve health and fitness, no matter what their injury or problem is. BREAKTHRU’s continuum model empowers patients and clients to achieve meaningful and lasting change in their lives with the consistent monitoring and support created by the entire team from the front office to the Doctors of Physical Therapy, personal trainers, sports performance coaches, and massage therapists.
Mark specializes in treating patients with a variety of orthopedic, neurological, and cardiopulmonary diagnoses. He utilizes an innovative, patient-centered approach to providing physical therapy emphasizing hands-on care and close guidance with individualized exercise programs. He also focuses his efforts on proper patient education to help individuals alleviate their symptoms, restore function and prevent recurrent injury. Mark has a strong interest in evaluating and treating patients with balance and vestibular issues.
Balance Program: We use standardized measurement tools to assess your current balance level, and then apply best practice
treatments which incorporate Tai Chi, balance exercises, unstable surface training, dynamic movement, and motor learning.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Program: Our physical therapists are trained to differential diagnose vestibular problems in order to provide the correct treatment. The program will address one’s individualized impairments with balance, vertigo, and dizziness and aim to decrease associated symptoms and any risk of falling. Some conditions such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) can be treated effectively in a few treatments.