Dr. Mark Cotney is a 1983 graduate of the PALMER COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC, in Davenport, Iowa. He has been in private practice in Thomaston for 36 years. He is married to Shirley Ann and they have two children, Anna Logan and Davis. He is active in his community, and is Race Chair for the Thomaston Kiwanis Club Annual Sweetheart 5k Road Race. He has held various positions in his state chiropractic association and is a past member of the Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Dr. Cotney’s practice has an emphasis on musculoskeletal injuries, especially athletic injuries and spinal disc problems. He utilizes the Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique for spinal disc problems and has good results with many that were told they needed surgery. His office utilizes a host of modern therapeutic modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and inter-segmental traction along with the chiropractic manipulation techniques: Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson drop, and Activator Method.
Recently he has added Acoustic Compression Therapy to his practice. This is a very new device that we are pleased to have in our office. The Piezo Wave instrument is manufactured in Germany by Wolfe Medical, the same people that make lithotripsy machines. This device utilizes sound waves instead of ultrasound to force oxygen into the cells to reduce inflammation and stimulate cell growth and healing. We are excited with the results we see with tendonitis, instable spinal joints, severe muscle strains, and a host of other musculoskeletal disorders.
We continue to use LOW LEVEL CLASS 4 LASER in the practice. The Cutting-Edge Laser unit has made a remarkable difference for many patients suffering from Diabetic Neuropathy, Neuralgia, Regional Pain Syndrome, Sciatica, and various muscle and joint problems such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis, and tendonitis in the shoulder.
Dr. Cotney’s office also offers Exercise Therapy with a full range of weight machines for spinal rehab of back and neck injuries. In severe injuries we see this is the ‘icing on the cake’ when it comes to getting well and staying well!
Mark E. Cotney, DC