Mary Gorman, PT, LMT
My interest in healing the human body began after being hit by a car just before my freshman year of college started. Struggling with pain from broken bones and soft tissue damage gave me the chance to feel the kind of discomfort that my patients deal with on a daily basis. This personal experience led me down the path of education in physical therapy and other approaches — blending many forms of bodywork is the cornerstone of my practice.
I graduated in 1992 from Maryville University School of Physical Therapy. I also received my license in Massage Therapy from the St. Louis school of Healing Arts. As my interest in bodywork grew, I attended The Rolf Institute® in Boulder Colorado and graduated in 1999. In 2000 I moved to the Rogue Valley and started private Physical Therapy practice.
My love of learning and interest in blending bodywork and therapeutic exercise continues to grow. I received a certificate in Pilates Rehab from Polestar Education in 2003. In 2008 I attended the Ananda Seva Yoga therapy training. I continue to study various forms of bodywork and therapeutic exercise in the fields of physical medicine, energy medicine and movement re-education.
With these multifaceted educational tools, I can be flexible with my approach. Sometimes it is bodywork that is needed with techniques from Rolfing structural integration, Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT), and myofascial release. Other times, therapeutic movement is the answer with a blend of exercises from the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI), Pilates based rehabilitation, yoga therapeutics, and more. Other times, nervous system work is specifically targeted with TRE® (Tension Releasing Exercises).
The complexity of the human body has fascinated me for years, and it is my privilege to work with you to uncover bodily restriction and help get you back to the activities you love.
I have deep gratitude for the opportunity to serve in the Rogue Valley, and feel blessed to have had so many amazing teachers. Thank you, Mary Gorman