Bonnie Gateau

Board Member

Owner & CEO of Gateau Physical Therapy and The Medically Oriented Gym

Bonnie grew up in Calvert County and received her Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore’s Medical School in 1983. She opened a private practice in Calvert County in 1987 and then a practice in St. Mary’s County in 1993. In 2011, she moved her location and added a 5,000 sq. ft. Medically Oriented Gym which is part of a nationally recognized co-op that offers services to healthy individuals as well as medically based fitness programs for people with chronic illness.

Prior to opening her private practice she worked in a variety of settings including hospital, home health, school system and nursing homes.

“As a health care provider, it is our responsibility to improve every persons functional abilities and overall health and wellness in order to lead a more active lifestyle in the community. This is even more important for individuals with disabilities since they are more likely to have overall poorer health and have less access to adequate health care. I joined SMCR because it focuses on providing inclusive opportunities for those individuals including an often-neglected component–exercise. It is exciting to see SMCR members come alive when they are engaged in exercise and knowing that their health with be positively impacted at some level.”