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Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy, a Myofascial Release and Wellness Center

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Join us on a journey, a path that will recapture the vitality lost when a traumatic injury occurs. This is a journey like no other you may have traveled. Medical professionals will provide a label to your pain or condition and describe what damage has occurred. The true recovery, however, will depend on many other factors such as muscle tissue and skeletal structure that may be unrelated to the injury.

Let us introduce the fascial system and the influence this tissue has on posture, movement, strength, flexibility and painful symptoms. The first leg of our treatment triad is education. Understanding how the body and musculoskeletal system functions.

Rehabilitation is the second leg of our triad. We will work together as a team releasing fascial restrictions, changing posture and alignment that contribute to pain and tightness. Alignment when unbalanced robs us of our flexibility, strength and movement.

Prevention is the third leg of our triad. It represents the action taken to minimize the risk of future injuries by positive methods that influence our lifestyle and activities. Our prevention of injury is not only based on the exercises we do, but how we respond to fascial restrictions limiting our mobility.

Balancing the skeletal posture with muscle energy techniques integrated with myofascial release is the ground work that ensures a solid and balanced foundation.

Mark A. Read

Expert MFR Practitioner    

Welcome to my practice, a close, comfortable clinical setting where clients engage with me one to one. In 1990, I founded Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy, a private practice in orthopaedic manual therapy and myofascial release services. I graduated from Heidelberg University in 1983 and The Ohio State University in 1986.

In 2011, Mark completed a weeklong study alongside John F. Barnes, PT, world-renowned therapist, visionary, and authority on the Myofascial Release Approach. “Taking me into his highly charged and intriguing world of authentic healing, I refined my own skills and learned new and innovative ways of treating the myofascial system. I experienced the strong impact the myofascial tissue has on a person’s musculoskeletal posture.” With the numerous MFR courses Mark completed under John F. Barnes, he earned the highest ranking of ‘Expert MFR Practitioner’.

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Amanda graduated from The University of Akron with a BS in Exercise Science in 2013. She then went on to Wheeling Jesuit University and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. Amanda has worked in outpatient orthopedic practices around Columbus, Ohio and has experience in the acute care setting, working at one of the local hospitals. Amanda has a background in Track and Field and was a Jr. High coach for 3 years while attending graduate school. Amanda enjoys treating patients using a variety of techniques including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, IASTM techniques, and has been recently introduced to Myofascial Release techniques through John F Barnes' Myofascial Release I and II. Amanda has a passion for helping people get back to what they do best and has treated patients of all age ranges and conditions. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys hanging out with her husband and family, watching Ohio State football, running local races from 5k to half marathons, gardening, going to local breweries/wineries, and traveling as much as she can.


Bethany graduated from Purdue University with a BA in Movement and Sport Science in 1991. She then went on to Daemen College for her Physical Therapy BS degree in 1995. She has worked in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, General rehabilitation as well as the Homecare fields. Manual techniques such as Muscle Energy Techniques and Myofascial Release have always played a large part of her therapy style. She also is trained in Integrative Dry Needling. Her passion is seeing patients heal both physically and mentally following an injury, surgery or chronic pain issues.She understands the benefit of a individualized "Hands On"  therapy approach to patient care. Imbalances from injury, range of motion deficits, body mechanics, strength, alignment and postural issues are things she loves to look for and correct.Outside of patient care she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children, watching Wrestling, Lacrosse and Hockey, gardening, cooking and making Kombucha!

Our Locations
7844 Green Meadows Drive,
Lewis Center, OH  43035
Office Phone: (740) 549-7041
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