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Mark Barraza, DC
(Dr. Mark)

Dr. Mark

Mark Barraza, DC, (Dr. Mark), grew up in Southern California participating in many sports including baseball, basketball, track & field, and cross country. He attended UC Santa Cruz for his Undergraduate Degree and Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose for his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.

In early 2012, Dr. Mark opened Vertical Wellness, a Sports Therapy & Chiropractic Clinic aimed in protecting athletes dreams by helping athletes recover from their injuries all while helping them increase their performance on the field.

Along the years, Dr. Mark as had the honor and great privilege in working with many of the nation's top athletes, including athletes from the MLB, NHL, MLS, AVP, NCAA, along with Ironmen, Ultramarathon Runners, and local high school athletes.


Dr. Mark has worked with individuals of the US Special Operation Forces including the Navy Seals, Green Beret, and Army Rangers. Dr. Mark has even cared for cinematic and musical artist "athletes" seen on television, film, and heard on the radio.

Some of Dr. Mark’s held certifications include:

  • FMS (Functional Movement Screening)

  • SFMA (Selected Functional Movement Assessment)

  • Graston Technique

  • FAKTR (Functional and Kinestic Treatment with Rehabilitation)

  • Basic and Advanced FMT (Functional Movement Taping) by Rocktape

  • Advanced Perinatal and Webster Technique Certified

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