CEO, Founder, Lead Instructor Practical Pain Science
Dr Mark Kargela received his Masters in Science of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2003. He later went on to obtain his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine in 2009. He gained his Orthopedic Clinical Specialization in 2008 and completed a fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy in 2012 from Evidence in Motion. He has taught continuing education coursework to physical therapists around the country within Evidence in Motion’s fellowship program and continuing education courses up until 2016.
In his current role, he provides physical therapy services and supervises Midwestern University’s Physical Therapy Institute, a university-based clinic setting, where he practices general orthopedics with special interest in spine and persistent pain conditions and mentors students in the clinic. In addition to his work at Midwestern University, Arizona, Mark also has been regular lecturer at Phoenix-area universities and continues to serve in an adjunct faculty role at Franklin Pierce University where he teaches a course in pain science.
He lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Mallory who is a professor in physical therapy at Midwestern University, his daughter Evelyn, and his dog Max. If you do not find him nerding out on pain you will find him with his wife at concerts, in search of the their next favorite foodie destination, running, or hiking.
Partner, Lead Instructor Practical Pain Science
Jarod Hall, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is a physical therapist in Fort Worth, TX. His clinical focus is orthopedics with an emphasis on therapeutic neuroscience education and purposeful implementation of foundational principles of exercise in the management of both chronic pain and athletic injuries. Jarod has shown clinical excellence in securing designation as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is also adjunct assistant faculty at the UNTHSC DPT program, instructing in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic injuries, pain sciences, and manual therapy.
Dr. Hall regularly presents continuing education at the state and national level for practicing physical therapists, occupational therapists, and chiropractors. Additionally, Dr. Hall is an internationally recognized blogger, and lecturer whose work has focused on how to succeed in the clinical environment while applying modern pain science to exercise and manual therapy, debunking common exercise and rehab myths, mechanisms of manual therapy, and appropriate dosing of therapeutic exercise.