MARY BOGLE | PHYSICAL THERAPIST

 

Mary Bogle has been interested in the body and involved with physical fitness her whole life. She is a lifelong runner and has participated in countless races, including several triathlons and the NYC and Boston marathons. She graduated cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a BA degree in English Literature and promptly went on to pursue a career in theater and dance. She loved performing for nearly eighteen years. In 1997, concerned with school choices for her son, she became involved with a large community project; helping to found Our World Neighborhood Charter School (OWNCS). The K-8 school, which educates 800 students, has gone onto become a model for other charters in the state. It is considered to be one of the most successful charter schools in the country. Mary received a New York State Assembly Citation from Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas in May 2013 for Outstanding Service in the Field of Education.

Now she is more interested in working with people one on one. After the birth of her second son, Mary went back to school to study physical therapy at Hunter College. She received the James Feldman Memorial Scholarship for Achievement and graduated with a doctoral degree. Currently she also works with children as a physical therapist for the Department of Education. A favorite part of her job has been working with teachers as part of the Integrated Physical Therapy Movement Program (IPTM); bringing physical activity into the classroom every day to promote better concentration and learning. She previously worked at Finish Line PT, a clinic that specialized in runners, triathletes and weekend warriors of all ages. Mary is passionate about promoting movement, health and exercise across every age level. She believes in a whole body, hands -on approach to rehabilitation and healing and is excited to be a part of the PHlex Team.

Mary lives in Astoria, N.Y. with her husband, Richard, an attorney, and two sons, Jack, and Owen.