Mark Ware was just a teenager when he started racing and rebuilding cars with his dad. When he was 15 years old, they were rebuilding the starter of a 1955 Chevy, when a nearby bucket of gasoline caught on fire and spread to the entire shop. Mark was caught in the fire and burned so badly, doctors had to remove most of his skin. They told him there was a 70% chance he would never be able to use his right arm ever again.
He prayed for a miracle, and it came in the form of a physical therapist he nicknamed "Dr. Pain". The therapist refused to give up on Mark, pushing him as far as he could stand it every time. Eventually, Mark did regain use of his arm and he would go on to make good on his prayer - if God gave him back both of his hands, he'd use them to help people for the rest of his life.
Mark became a physical therapist and in 2003, he prayed again for guidance for his practice. He wanted to help patients without having to be tied to a particular doctor's office or hospital. Mark says God showed him the name for his new clinic, where it would be built and how it would be operated.
That is how The Strength Center was born.
The Strength Center name means everything to Mark and his family because it's about physical strength (from physical therapy) and inner spiritual strength that is required in life.
Mark Ware, PT STC
Mark Ware has been a physical therapist for more than 25 years. His education and training includes:
- Sports and Manual Therapy Certification from the University of St. Augustine Health Services
- Bachelors of Physical Therapy from The University of Mississippi
- Bachelors of Science in Biology from Millsaps College
- North American Sports Medicine Institute
- International Weightlifting Association
His specialities are in complex spine disorders, shoulder injuries, manual therapy, myokinesthetics and myfascial release.
Mark and his wife Lisa have three daughters.
Angela Cason, DPT CEAS
Angela Cason holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine Health Services in addition to the following education and training:
- Bachelors of Science Degree in Sports Medicine from Belhaven University
- Ergonomic Assessment and Education – Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist from The Back School of Atlanta
- Work Well FCE Certified
She is an expert in myofascial release fo treatment of headaches, voice loss and spine dysfunction; manual therapy and pre- and post-mastectomy physical therapy for increased function and pain relief.
Angela and her husband Nick have two sons.