APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
SCAPTA (South Carolina chapter of APTA)
Functional Capacity Evaluations (Blankenship Systems)
Ergonomics (Atlanta Back School)
Dry Needling (American Academy of Spinal Manipulation)
Dr. Mark Waldrop is the founder and director of Newberry Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Clinic. Additionally, he is the President and co-owner of Chapin Rehabilitation Clinic in Chapin, SC and Lexington Physical Therapy in Lexington, SC.
Mark completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 1991, majoring in Biology and working as an athletic trainer and strength & conditioning coach. In 1993, Mark graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia. After directing a rural county hospital PT department for 2 years, he entered private practice in 1996. Dr. Waldrop enjoys lecturing at Universities on physical therapy subjects, teaching select classes at the University of South Carolina, and teaching PT and PTA students from six different Universities. He was awarded the Clinical Instructor of the year in 2002 at USC. Mark furthered his studies in 2003 and finished his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Rocky Mountain University in Provo, Utah in 2005.
He was a senior instructor for the Spinal Manipulation Institute (SMI) and taught seminars across the U.S. He currently teaches the IASTM fellowship course for the American Academy of Manual Therapy through SMI. He is a published author and researcher with JOSPT, and his research interests include spinal diagnostic rules and interventions. Mark is a member of the APTA, SCAPTA and Orthopedic Section. He is the developer of the FRAMS technique and sold the FRAMS trademark and company to the SMI in 2015.
The most meaningful things in his life are his personal relationship with God, his wife, and two precious daughters. He enjoys golf, weightlifting, and watching The Carolina Gamecocks play football!
Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Sections
Spinal Manipulations (SMI)
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Dr. Matt Whitaker joined the NPT family in 2008 shortly after completing a clinical rotation at our facility as a PT student. He received his B.S. in Exercise Science: Motor Development from the University of South Carolina in 2004 and graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008. Matt's clinical interests include spinal instability, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), balance/vestibular dysfunction, manual therapy, and evidence based research. He has completed the Paris series of coursework, mastered levels I and II of Spinal Manipulation Institute, and is certified in upper extremity Dry Needling.
Matt's hobbies include running, fishing, hiking, and camping. He enjoys spending time with his wife Rachael and his 3 year old son Grafton.