Dr. Mary Massery
PT, DPT, DSc

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Dr. Massery received her BS in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1977, her DPT from the University of the Pacific in 2004 and her DSc from Rocky Mountain University in 2011. Her publications and interests focus on linking motor behaviors to breathing and/or postural mechanics in both pediatric and adult patient populations.
Dr. Massery has been invited to give over 800 professional presentations in 49 US states, 9 Canadian provinces, and 15 countries worldwide. Mary has delivered keynote/major addresses on topics such as cystic fibrosis and posture, neuropulmonary deficits, pectus excavatum (chest deformities), and connections between posture & breathing for the Royal Society of Medicine in London; the Australian & New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Conference in Brisbane; the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Meeting in Galway; the International Seating Symposium in Vancouver; as well as more than 100 presentations for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Mary has received national awards from the APTA, including its highest clinical award, The Florence Kendall Practice Award, honoring “one’s outstanding and enduring contributions to the practice of physical therapy," and the honorary Linda Crane Memorial Lecture. She continues to maintain a private practice in Chicago, specializing in ventilation and postural dysfunction.