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Mary McGaver,MS,PT,MPT,ATC

Primary Service
  • Physical Therapy
Areas of Interest Orthopedics, sports medicine, acute care, geriatrics
College
  • Edgewood College, Madison, WI
  • Graduate School St. Catherine University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Graduate School Bridgewater State, Bridgewater, MA
Biography

Board Certification
Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification

Philosophy of care
My philosophy of care is to do no harm. I meet people where they are with communication and collaboration, and progress from there. I act as a guide so patients can understand their injury, movement problem or pain. My role is to provide information and the tools to assist patients in obtaining positive outcomes.

Why Mary went into medicine
My mother and grandmother were nurses. I did not want to be a nurse. However, I do love anatomy and science, sports and movement. So, physical therapy seemed like the best of all interests. It is a helping profession that empowers people to maximize their quality of life.

Favorite advice to give patients
I often tell my patients a few things: you can do it, motion is lotion, and you’ve got to keep moving because if you don’t use it, you lose it.

Hometown
Hayward, WI

Hobbies
I enjoy walking in the woods or on hiking trails, fishing, mountain biking and single-speed riding, cross-country skiing, and drawing

Additional information
I know what I know and what I don’t. If I don’t know something, I will tell you and then learn more about it. I like questions, and I want to educate and inform my clients to better care for themselves.

I may come across as quiet and reserved, but I’m listening and processing the information given. I possess a dry, subtle sense of humor that some people don’t get, which is okay, as I don’t get offended easily.

In my younger days, I competitively road biked, played fast-pitch softball, played on the Midwest select-side rugby team, and was on a practice squad for the US Eagles. I’ve had many orthopedic injuries and can understand first hand how frustrating the healing process can sometimes be.