Mary Pengelley is a Registered Physical Therapists (RPT) and Assistive Technology Professional (APT). Mary has worked since 1983 with children with a wide variety of acquired, congenital & developmental disabilities and Special Needs, including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, genetic disorders, muscular dystrophies, cognitive and developmental delays, brachial plexus injury and torticollis. Mary has worked as a pediatric PT in rural Jamaica as a Peace Corps Volunteer, at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla NY, at Easter Seals in WPB, the Paley Limb Lengthening Institute in WPB, the Arc of PBC, and currently works for Progressive Pediatric Therapy Inc., providing in-home therapy services for children of all ages.
Mary was instrumental in developing Potentials Charter School at the Arc, an innovative, therapy-intensive school for children who are non-ambulatory and non-verbal. Her experience includes therapeutic horseback riding, adaptive aquatic sports, adaptive gymnastics, aquatic therapy, adaptive seating and mobility as an assistive technology practitioner, hosting nationally attended pediatric continuing education courses on Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) therapy, and initiating research on prolonged stretching for children with spasticity. From 2009-2012, Mary also worked at the Univ. of St. Augustine as an adjunct professor, teaching their pediatrics lab to Doctor of PT (DPT)-flex students.