Outside the Office
When it’s Mark’s turn to get healthy, he grabs his two-wheeler and heads out for some serious biking. He’s logged miles in the French Alps (yes, home to Tour de France routes) and in California (through Napa Valley and around Lake Tahoe). He’s proud to share his hole-in-one achievement - 137 yards with a pitching wedge. There's not many who can say they’ve slept in each of the 50 states. Wonder if he’s biked in them all yet?
MARK RICHARDS - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING
Mark has held positions on a national level for various companies, with several in the senior care industry including NovaCare, Marriott Senior Living Services, Aegis Therapies and Accelerated Care Plus. In these roles, he has developed and managed clinical programs including, but not limited to, strength exercise, wellness, orthopedics and physical agent modalities. Mark is an active speaker and has presented numerous times at state, national, and international level therapy and health care conferences including the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress, APTA National and Combined Section Meetings, and has served as a faculty member for the APTA Academy of Geriatrics.
Mark received his B.A. in Physical Therapy in 1980 from the College of St. Scholastica and his M.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 1997. He has numerous years of varied clinical experience in orthopedics, sports medicine, and geriatrics and has conducted research in strength exercise in aged therapy patients.