About Us

Mark Bookhout and Lisa Chase are internationally recognized physical therapists, educators, lecturers and published authors who have come together to create Rehab Links. Their goal is to offer a system that helps users link manual therapy treatments with a client specific individualized home exercise program that results in improved clinical outcomes.

Mark Bookhout

Mr. Bookhout received his Certificate in Physical Therapy from the Mayo Clinic in 1977 and his Master’s Degree in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia in 1982. In April of 1983 he co-founded Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Specialists, Inc., a private practice physical therapy clinic which specializes in evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Mr. Bookhout has taught numerous courses throughout the United States since l981 and taught over 250 continuing medical education courses since 2001. He has been an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan since 1987 teaching Muscle Energy Level I and II courses to P.T’s, D.O’s and M.D.s. In 1992 Mr. Bookhout developed a course “Exercise as an Adjunct to Manual Medicine” as part of the Michigan State Continuing Medical Education Program. Mr. Bookhout was also a certified instructor for the Neuromeningeal Manipulation courses with the Barral Institute from 2011 to 2017. Mr. Bookhout has authored numerous articles regarding the evaluation and treatment of patients with thoracic and low back pain and was a co-editor of the 6 th Edition of Bourdillon’s Spinal Manipulation book, published in 2002.

In 2016 Mr. Bookhout received his certification in Functional Manual Medicine through the office of continuing medical education at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, MI.

Lisa Chase

Back 2 Normal Physical Therapy was founded by Lisa Chase in 1998. Lisa is an internationally recognized physical therapist, educator, lecturer and published author, with a specialty in rehabilitation, performance and wellness. She is a compassionate healer with a wealth of knowledge obtained through 30+ years of orthopedic manual physical therapy, sports injury management and total body wellness. She uses a holistic, whole body approach by applying cutting edge technology, osteopathic manual therapy and functional integration to restore joint biomechanics, soft tissue mobility and movement patterns to speed healing results. Lisa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991. Additionally, she holds certifications & advance training in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Functional Manual Medicine, Astym, Pilates and MELT therapy. Lisa works with world-class athletes, professional sport teams, coaches, medical experts and fitness specialists around the world to help prevent injuries, decrease recovery time, optimize healing, and elevate performance. Lisa served as the Director of Sport Sciences & Medicine for the WTA Tour (professional women’s tennis tour), covering national and international tennis events, including the Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open, and U.S. Open. During the 2004 Olympics in Athens Greece, Lisa served as the Primary Health Care Provider for the International Tennis Federation. Lisa continues to provide her unique standard of care to athletes and officials on the ATP/WTA Tour, AVP Beach Volleyball Tour, the LPGA/PGA, World of Dance, English Premier Soccer League, and Major and Minor League Baseball. Lisa lectures nationally and internationally and has been an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, since 1998. Additionally, she is the Co-Chair and Co-Developer for the Certification in Functional Manual Medicine at MSU, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has been an assistant Instructor for Functional Movement Systems since 2010; and is a published author of several books on aquatic rehabilitation, as well as a published co-author in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Lisa also owns the Back 2 Normal Institute where she offers continuing education courses to health and medical providers. Lisa is founder and co-owner of Rehab Links, a unique exercise software for medical, health and fitness professionals. She brings much of her expertise to the community and was nominated as a finalist for the Iconic Women of St Petersburg, named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014, and received the Outstanding Volunteer Organization of the Year, award by the City of St. Petersburg in 2017.

Bookhout Seminars

Bookhout Seminars, LLCis a physical therapy continuing education group that specializes in providing in-house manual therapy courses, instructing physical therapists in advanced evaluative techniques and manual interventions. Mark Bookhout, PT, MS, FAAOMPT, CFMM developed this material over 35 years of clinical experience with influences from Stanley Paris, Michigan State School of Osteopathic Medicine, The Barral Institute, Janda, Feldenkrais and countless other experts. Mr. Bookhout had an exceptional skill of integrating competing approaches into a single, cohesive multi-systems evaluative and treatment approach. Mr. Bookhout has been involving Galen Wetzell and Kyle Cook into his instruction over the last several years and has now stepped away from teaching. He is still heavily involved with content development but has passed on teaching responsibilities to Galen and Kyle. Bookhout Seminars will travel to your clinic to present a 2- or 3-day course. We have a number of courses ready to be presented for you to consider, but can also customize a course to fit your needs. Please contact us at our website for more information about our courses.

Back 2 Normal Institute

The Back 2 Normal Institute is our education affiliate that provides continuing education courses in advanced manual therapy, sports biomechanics and movement pattern integration for physical therapists, physicians and other healthcare professionals. Course attendees will gain valuable skills by learning comprehensive and unique training strategies, which can be implemented to improve clinical outcomes and have a major impact on their client’s health and wellbeing. Courses can be customized for one-on-one training or clinic settings to meet individual or business goals.