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. The K-8 school, which educates 800 students, has gone onto become a model for other charters in the state, and is considered one of the most successful charter schools in the country. Mary received a New York State Assembly Citation for Outstanding Service in the Field of Education.
Now she is focusing more on 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 is very passionate about working with children who have coordination and movement issues.
Mary is an APTA certified clinical instructor. She previously worked at Finish Line PT (a clinic that specializes in runners, triathletes and weekend warriors of all ages) and Phlex Health and Wellness Studio, a sports clinic with a holistic and patient centric approach where the emphasis was always on treating the patient as a whole. She became interested in pelvic floor health after realizing that it was needed as an integral component of treating the entire body. Mary has continued her education with courses at the Barral Institute, Institute of Physical Arts, North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and Hermann and Wallace Pelvic floor specialists.
Mary is passionate about promoting efficient movement, good health and robust 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 team at Beyond Basics.
Mary lives in Astoria, N.Y. with her husband, Richard, an attorney, and two sons, Jack, and Owen. She continues to run and swim and believes in living and performing to the fullest. During her downtime, (resting is important!) her guilty pleasure is watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, New York City or anywhere else.