Mark Kaufman is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Athletico Physical Therapy. The Athletico story starts with a single Chicago clinic opening in 1991 and continued with Mark’s vision to help as many people as possible. Mark oversaw the growth of Athletico from that single clinic location to over 500 clinics in 2019 when he transitioned to his current role as Executive Chairman and Board Member of Athletico Physical Therapy.
Mark’s personal values are the foundation for Athletico’s Core Values and Athletico remains a close-knit, caring place for associates, where a strong work ethic, commitment to continuing education, and dedication to superior patient care and community service are highly valued.
Mark attended the University of Iowa, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Physical Education in 1986. In 1988, Mark obtained an M.S. in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the University of Arizona, and in 1989 he earned his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University.