Dr. Mark Acierno

Meet Dr. Mark


Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering (1987) and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy (1990) from Boston University before completing his Doctorate in January 2005, also from Boston University. Mark practiced primarily in outpatient facilities for 7 years in California before moving to Frederick. He opened Frederick Sport and Spine Clinic, Inc., in 1999 and expanded to include Middletown Sport and Spine Clinic in 2005.

Mark’s expertise is in Sports Physical Therapy and he has a specific interest in shoulder dysfunction. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) by the APTA. This makes him one of only 14 Physical Therapists in Maryland with this dual certification. He is working his way toward full certification in Dry Needling and enjoys working with golfer to refine their swing through the SwingMax program offered at the clinic.

Mark is currently the Physical Therapist for the Frederick Keys, the Baltimore Orioles’ Class “A” minor league baseball team. From 1994-96, Mark was affiliated with both the Men’s ATP Tennis Tour and the Champion’s Tour while in California. He has treated athletes of all levels and from a wide variety of sports. He is active with the elite gymnasts at the Frederick Gymnastics Club, the Maryland State Champions for 2003. He also works with the elite soccer players for FC Frederick Soccer Club (FSSC is the Official Sports Medicine Providers to FC Frederick).

Mark is a current member of the APTA and served as the Western District Chairman for Maryland. He is the proud father of twins, Dominick and Siena and husband to wife, Jodene. He enjoys all sports from afar, is a die-hard New York fan with a keen obsession for the Yankees, and an avid soccer, golf and cycling participant. He also loves spending time in his ’97 Jeep Wrangler and his hammock.