Dr. Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, MS is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic physical therapist & Certified Early Intervention Specialist with over 20 years of experience. She is the owner of Marko Physical Therapy, a private practice in New York City, specializing in orthopedics, adolescents, and pediatrics. She has helped thousands of people to overcome injuries, optimize their movement, and return them to work and sports pain-free and better than ever.

When she is not caring for patients, Dr. Marko can be found in legislative offices in Washington, D.C., or Albany, New York. She is passionate about making a change in healthcare and has made advocacy a cornerstone of her practice. For over five years, and hundreds of hours, she has lobbied on behalf of her patients and her profession on topics such as repealing the Medicare cap, reducing student loan debt burden, and lowering co-pays. She forms public policy priorities as part of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Public Policy & Advocacy Committee, the advisory council for the board of directors of the association. In 2020, she was awarded the prestigious Doreen Frank Legislative Award, given to only one person a year, by the New York Physical Therapy Association for her outstanding advocacy work.

Dr. Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, MS | Marko Physical Therapy | New York City | Upper West Side

Dr. Marko’s expertise is featured in The Washington Post, The Wall Street JournalPopSugar Fitness, Self, Cosmopolitan, Muscle and Fitness, Business Insider, and LiveStrong. She is an adjunct faculty professor at Stony Brook University in New York and has spoken at Columbia University and Duke University about patient and physical therapy advocacy. She was recently appointed to the editorial board of SpineUniverse as the first and only physical therapist on the board and also serves on the medical review board for Sleep Advisor.


She lives in Rockaway Beach, NY, with her husband of 13 years and her French Bulldog, Rondo.  

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