Mark Ruggiero PT
Hons. B. Kin, MPT, Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT, CAFCI, CIDN

Registered Physiotherapist, Diploma Manipulative Physiotherapy, FCAMPT, Certified Acupuncture Provider, Certified Integrated Dry Needling Provider

Mark began his professional journey by earning his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He then worked as a Kinesiologist in a Sports Physiotherapy clinic before completing his Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy from D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. After a few years of working as a physiotherapist in sunny Florida, Mark returned home to his Canadian roots and began working exclusively in outpatient Orthopedics / Sports Medicine in the Milton and Oakville area.
 
A keen interest in manual therapy motivated Mark to pursue and complete an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. To learn more about manual and manipulative therapy and the FCAMPT designation please visit Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Additionally, he received certification in Acupuncture in 2012 and Integrated Dry Needling Integrated Dry Needling in 2018.
 
Mark has found it gratifying to give back to his profession in an academic environment. He has been assisting the McMaster Physiotherapy Program since 2012 as an Orthopaedic Clinical Skills Lab Instructor, OSCE Evaluator, and occasional large-group assistant for Orthopaedic Clinical Skills sessions. From 2012 -2017 he was a Clinical Instructor for the UofT Physiotherapy Program. Since 2018, he has been an assistant instructor with the Orthopaedic Division Level Courses, in addition to being a Mentor for those physiotherapists working towards their FCAMPT designations.
 
From 2018 to 2020, Mark has further served his profession as an elected member of the Council for the College of Physiotherapist of Ontario. During this time, he developed a sound understanding of the need for thoughtful, self-regulation of Physiotherapy in Ontario.
 
Mark enjoys the challenge of diagnosing complex cases and implementing appropriate, integrated treatment strategies aimed at helping people move better, return to sport or activity, and optimize physical function and mobility. Mark has helped patients from all walks of life, which continually motivates him to remain a life-long learner, staying current on emerging evidence and best practices in assessing and managing musculoskeletal conditions.
 
Throughout his career, Mark has worked with a variety of patient populations including professional, amateur, collegiate, and recreational athletes in hockey, cycling, competitive dance, volleyball, soccer, figure skating, baseball, basketball, tennis and golf. Mark has also devoted a large part of his career working with non-athletes, addressing a variety of ailments including neck and back pain, sprains and strains, post-fracture rehabilitation, pre and post-operative rehabilitation (hip and knee replacements, rotator cuff repairs, ACL repairs, achilles tendon repairs, etc.).

Personally, Mark has been involved in various sports and athletics throughout his life including competitive hockey, soccer and mountain biking. Currently, he likes to stay active by hiking through Oakville's beautiful trails, golfing, and running after his children.