Mark Rush,
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Dr. Mark Rush is a board certified acupuncture physician specializing in pain management, sports medicine, rehabilitation and injury prevention. His expertise is the treatment of sports related injuries and non-invasive rehabilitative techniques that accelerate the natural healing process.

Born and raised in England, Dr. Rush earned a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Rush’s interest in acupuncture stemmed from overcoming various injuries whist playing sports. He also has Bachelor’s degree in Health Science.

Dr. Rush was for 3 seasons, team physician for DC United and whilst practicing in Washington DC, he treated professional athletes from a diverse range of sports including top 10 world tennis players, professional cycling, swimming, NFL, ice hockey and basketball.

Teams treated from the NFL include:

Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts.

Dr. Rush believes in educating his patients and places emphasis on the psychological condition of the athlete during the rehabilitative phase of healing, which is often overlooked.