Meet Our Therapists

Dr. Mark Walker, PT, PhD

Dr. Walker was raised in Mapleton, Utah, nearly his entire life. He is a Springville Red Devil at heart, graduating Class of 1975. In 1982, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. He directed hospital physical therapy clinics in Price, UT and Portales, NM.

Wanting an even higher education in his practice, Dr. Walker began post-graduate study at Brigham Young University in 1990, and while completing his doctorate, Dr. Walker opened his first self-owned clinic, Peak Physical Therapy, in Spanish Fork. In 1998, after selling his ownership of Peak Physical Therapy to his brother-in-law, Dr. Walker opened Fitquest Physical Therapy in Orem. During his time as the owner of Fitquest, Mark completed his PhD in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Nutrition.

In 2008, he was very happy to open Walker Physical Therapy, in his hometown of Springville where he could apply his passion to treating and improving the lives of those in the community he loves. In 2010, Dr. Walker became an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT, teaching medical physiology and kinesiology.

Throughout Dr. Walker’s 33+ years as a Physical Therapist, he has continued to be a loving husband to Leslie Walker, a great father to his 5 children: Megan, Tim, Brennan, Griffin, and Greg, as well as a fun grandfather to 11 grandchildren. He enjoys his career and loves the people he has the opportunity to meet and work with. He loves teaching, reading, fishing, hiking, biking, gardening, and has many other hobbies.

Dr. Alex Broughton, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Dr. Broughton grew up in central California where he enjoyed playing in the outdoors. In high school he was on the swim team and played water polo, which he continued to play at the junior college level.

After serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in southern Chile, he came to Utah, where in 2007 he finished his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at Brigham Young University. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010 from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.

For the first 5 years after graduating, Dr. Broughton worked at an outpatient therapy clinic in northern Utah County where he treated patients of all ages. He has spent a great deal of time studying functional movement and implementing it into his total body rehab approach. He has worked with sports injuries--reviewing film and assessing body mechanics to improve technique and prevent injury. He has spent a significant amount of time with runners, golfers, and pitchers. He completed his certification in functional dry needling for the state of Utah in 2018 providing a new approach to traditional treatments. Dr. Broughton has been working in the Springville area for the past 4 years and has enjoyed working with the people and applying his knowledge to help improve their lives. His fun-loving attitude creates a relaxing environment where friendships are build and healing occurs.

Dr. Broughton has been married for 15 years and he and his wife, Megan, have 3 children. He loves fly fishing, camping, hiking, and backpacking, especially if it is with his family. As a family they love to spend evenings and weekends playing games, doing big puzzles, and watching old movies--which consists of large amounts of buttery popcorn! They love to tease each other, laugh really hard while watching Studio C, quote funny movies and sing together around the piano.