Mary received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas in 1978. She completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1994. She received her training in hand therapy under the supervision of Dr. Robert Schenck, hand surgeon at Rush University Medical Center. Her subspecialty areas include repetitive motion injuries (including work comp and musician injuries), trauma, tendon, fractures, and nerve injuries. She is highly skilled at static and dynamic splinting. She has worked with patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds. In addition, she has been teaching Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation at Governors State University for 10 years. Mary is a musician, artist, and quilter. She is married and has also been involved in helping students from NLCP charter high school, one of whom is now studying occupational therapy.