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Who is Mark Rosenberg, D.C.?

Mark Rosenberg is a Doctor of Chiropractic who has been in practice since 1983. A graduate of Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Mark has practiced in New York, California and Hawaii. A third degree black belt in Korean Karate (Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do) and a long time practitioner of tai chi, he has over 35 years experience in the martial arts.

Mark did not always want to be a Chiropractor. He was introduced to this healing art in a most unique fashion. Mark grew up in a tough neighborhood in New York City, and wanted to learn martial arts for self defense. He thought it would give him peace of mind if he had the skills to defend himself. Lucky for Mark, the school he found was run by Dr. Robert C. Sohn. Dr. Sohn was a rare Teacher, a Master who encompassed all the wisdom of the sages of the East, as well as being a Master of both Tang Soo Do and Tai Chi.

Mark studied under Dr. Sohn and his Chief Instructor, Mr. Michael Masley. Dr. Sohn was also an Acupuncturist, and when Mark would get injured in class, he would make an appointment to see Dr. Sohn for treatment.

Here's the interesting part: At these appointments, Dr. Sohn would not treat Mark. Instead, Dr. Sohn would teach Mark how to treat himself, by pressing on points or using various exercises or stretches. At first, Mark found this frustrating: he wanted to be "healed" quickly, so he could continue doing the martial arts he loved. However, over time, Mark saw the value in what Dr. Sohn was teaching him, and was deeply impressed. Mark told Dr. Sohn he wanted to be an acupuncturist. Dr. Sohn explained that at the time (1978) there were no acupuncture colleges in the United States, and he recommended Mark become a chiropractor. In China, chiropractors were called bonesetters, and every town had a bonesetter. The bonesetter was often the town's martial arts master as well. Bonesetters used their hands and skills to remove blockages in the patient's flow of chi, or life force, which was caused by a misalignment in the bone structure. (Note: at the time bonesetting was founded, there were no xrays, MRI's or catscans, so the bonesetters did not know they were "unpinching" nerves. What the bonesetter did to enhance the vitality to his patients was by feel and intuition.)This approach fit in with Mark's interests, and the wheel was set in motion. If it were not for Dr. Sohn, Mark would not be where he is today.

In later years, Mark was fortunate to be accepted as a student of Dr. Sohn for advanced training. Dr. Sohn passed away in January, 1997.

 

Howtostretch.com was launched in the year 2000 as an informal web based archive for Dr. Mark's patients, friends and students. Howtostretch.com has a worldwide following with visitors from Australia, England, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Hong Kong, France, and Germany.

 

"This page is dedicated to the late Dr. Robert C. Sohn, my Teacher and mentor. Dr. Sohn was a Master of the martial arts, an acupuncturist and herbalist, philosopher and natural health care visionary. He was all things to all men. Dr. Sohn taught me about my potential and how to achieve that potential. I am forever grateful to him." Mark Rosenberg, D.C.

 

Disclaimer

It is possible to injure onself in any physical activity. Consult your physician if in doubt about your physical condition before embarking on a stretching program. The author of howtostretch.com accepts no liability for any injuries sustained while practicing any of the stretches described within.

 

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