About Dr. Berry

Meet Dr. Berry

About Dr. Mark N. Berry

About Dr. Mark N. Berry

Mark N. Berry, D.C. specializes in nonsurgical scoliosis reduction, and structural correction of spinal conditions and disc disorders. He has received advanced training in spinal corrective procedures in the US and Internationally for over a decade. Dr. Berry is an international speaker and lecturer, as well as renowned instructor on biomechanics, scoliosis, and postural correction treatment methods. Dr. Berry has successfully treated thousands of patients domestically and internationally and has consulted and trained numerous doctors worldwide in advanced spinal correction techniques.

Dr. Berry operated a large spinal correction and scoliosis clinic in Alabama for 8 years. His professional passion for innovative natural healthcare methods, has brought him to Sunset Chiropractic Practice and Wellness after 4 years in Europe training doctors and developing clinics on his specialized structural correction chiropractic treatment. He is proud to be a part of the Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness dynamic team, bringing his expertise and cutting edge treatment solutions for spinal and extremity disorders to Miami.

Dr. Berry is committed to providing superior patient care by combining cutting edge technology with advanced rehabilitation and corrective treatment strategies. His goal is to get patients out of pain and keep them out of pain and teaching patients how to take care of their spine so they are less dependent on doctors.

Dr. Berry has a genuine passion for the outdoor lifestyle, and enjoys spending time at the beach, fishing, riding bikes, and paddle boarding. When his schedule permits he enjoys travelling to new countries and experiencing new cultures. Dr. Berry also has a passion for cooking and considers himself a foodie.

Years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever.  Let me tell you my story.

 

As you’ll read, my chiropractic story is not accidental. It is a very personal story of my journey from pain, fear and indecision to ultimate relief, wellness and happiness.

 

In the tenth grade, I played football at St. James High School at the fullback and linebacker positions.While playing in the area championship game I blocked someone, just as I had always done in every other game that season. But during that particular play, I had a sharp pain in my neck. I played through it, though, because I was tough. HA HA. Stupid is more like it!

 

At first the pain and discomfort was horrible. I could not sleep on a pillow. I had trouble moving my neck and, even worse, getting myself out of bed was painful. The intense pain went on for weeks. After a few months most of the pain was gone so I tried to participate in spring training drills. One hit and I was in the same amount of pain and discomfort that I experienced in the beginning. It was distressing: I had just begun receiving letters from colleges about their football programs and I couldn’t even handle one hit.

 

My father decided to take me to an orthopedic doctor. An MRI found a bulging disk in the cervical region of my spine. I was referred to a neurologist  who told me that I should try physical therapy and see what happened before we thought about surgery. We asked why the disk was bulging and the doctor told us that it was possible that I was born that way. I knew there wasn’t any way I was born with it. My father asked if it was okay to go to a chiropractor. The neurologist said, ‘yes.’

 

Initially, I was scared. I thought that it might break my neck. My father told me not to worry, that it would be over before I knew it. The chiropractor (Dr. Jones Montgomery, AL) took X-rays and looked at the MRI and found where the problem was o n the film. After the first adjustment I had better movement in my neck and it did not hurt as bad. I had been in so much pain and discomfort–for months. Now, after about ten treatments, I felt no pain and could move my neck normally! This sparked my first interest in chiropractic.

 

While studying at the University of Alabama, I was going back and forth trying to decide whether I should become an oncologist or a chiropractor. At the time, the desire to beat the illness that took my mother away from me was so strong that oncology was in the lead. One class required you to shadow a professional in the field of your choice for 120 hours and journal your daily experiences. I decided first to shadow a chiropractor, Dr. Tidwell (Tuscaloosa, AL). There, I saw things that I never thought chiropractic could help: hemorrhoids, ear infections (in the daughter of a pediatric nurse much less, dizziness, pain, etc. There was even a woman who could not open one eye without the use of her hands. Through the doctor’s chiropractic care I saw each of these patients’ conditions improve or eliminate. I was amazed at the magnitude that an adjustment could have on someone’s health regardless of their condition. After that class assignment I was certain, without a doubt, that I wanted to be a CHIROPRACTOR!

 

It’s strange how life is, because now people come to see me with neck and disc problems.  Also, they come to me with their headaches, migraines, chronic pain, back pain, shoulder/arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, backaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, ear infections, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, scoliosis just to name a few.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you recover your health.

 Sincerely,

Dr. Mark N. Berry, D.C.

 

High School:

St. James High School, Montgomery, Alabama

 

Undergraduate:

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (2000)

  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Human Environmental Sciences Major:

Food and Nutrition

 

Graduate:

Parker College of Chiropractic, Dallas, Texas (2006)

  • Bachelor of Sciences, Human Anatomy
  • Doctor of Chiropractic

 

State License: Alabama 2006-2014

Bulgaria 2016-2019 (EU)

Florida License 2021- Current

 

Nation License: National Board Parts 1-4 and Physiotherapy

 

Special Honors Held:

Member of Kappa Alpha Order University of Alabama

Pledge Class President of Kappa Alpha Order 1996 University of Alabama

Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society University of Alabama

President of Chiropractic Biophysics Club Parker College of Chiropractic 2005

Contributing Author “Neck Pain, Neck Pain…You Don’t Want it, You Don’t Need it”

Chancellor in Chiropractic

Chiropractic Knight

 

Professional Association Membership:

Alabama Chiropractic Association Member noncurrent

American Chiropractic Association  Member noncurrent

International Chiropractic Association Member noncurrent

Distinguished Fellow of Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP)

CLEAR-Certified Scoliosis Treatment Doctor

CLEAR Board of Advisors  noncurrent

CLEAR Scoliosis Protocol Instructor  noncurrent

Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) noncurrent

 

Post Graduate:

CLEAR Institute Scoliosis Standard Treatment Certification

CLEAR Institute Scoliosis Intensive Care Treatment Certification

Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) Certification.

Scolismart Sensori-Motor Auto Response Training and the Scoliosis Patient Module 1

Scoliosis Activity Suit Adult Certified

Graston Soft Tissue Technique Advanced Certified

Scoliosis Diagnosis and Treatment Technique

Torque Release Technique

Charrette Extremities Technique

Sacral-Occipital Technique (SOT)

Sports Injuries Technique

Personal Injury Diagnosis and Treatment

Isagenix Body Detoxification/ Cleansing Protocol

Spine Research Institute of San Diego

  • Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology
  • Management and Principles in Personal Injury and Forensic Documentation
  • Medico legal Fundamentals for Practitioners and Forensic Experts

Whiplash the Advanced Topics: The fundamental Science

Principles of Impairment Rating and Forensic Reporting

MRI interpretation and AMA 6th Edition

Digital Motion X-ray Personal Injury and Imagining Seminars

Spinal Bio-Engineering Seminars

CLEAR Scoliosis Advance Seminars

Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT)

 

Adjusting Techniques:

Berry Non Surgical Spinal Rehabilitation System

CLEAR Institute Scoliosis Treatment and Care Protocol- scoliosis correction and poor posture.

Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP): The application of mechanical engineering, physics, and mathematics to the correction of spinal problems.

Arthrostim: Instrument adjusting for abnormal posture and spinal positions.

Thompson- Low force treatment of headaches, neck pain and back pain.

Torque Release- Treatment of neuropathy numbness, tingling, and burning sensations

Diversified – Treatment of head, neck, back, shoulder, hip pain and muscle spasms

Charrette – Treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot pain and conditions.

Impulse: Gentle instrument treatment of headaches, neck, back and extremity pain

 

Associate Intern Training:

Lifeway Family Chiropractic (Arlington, TX)

 

Clinical Training:

Chiropractic Center of Montgomery, AL

Tidwell Chiropractic of Tuscaloosa, AL

St. Cloud Chiropractic Clinic of St. Cloud, MN

Parker College of Chiropractic Dallas, TX

 
Intensive Spine Care
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