The vision of Gateau Physical Therapy is to be recognized as a community leader in physical therapy rehabilitation, providing superior quality of care with current, evidence-based practices and dedicated staff. Our company’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident in our uncompromising focus on the patient experience. Our team is dedicated in its pursuit of clinical experience, personal growth, and progression of the body of rehabilitative knowledge. Our skilled, licensed therapists are dedicated to providing the most effective and efficient therapy and equipping patients with the knowledge to help understand their condition as well as provide individual strategies to help them return to maximum functional level. Our clinicians and support staff work to make patients feel welcome from their first interaction and throughout the treatment experience, creating a fun environment in a family atmosphere that ensures patients are pleased with their choice of Gateau Physical Therapy.
Bonnie Gateau attended the University of Maryland at Baltimore and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1983. She founded Gateau Physical Therapy in 1987, which grew from a 400 square foot facility to a 4000 square foot facility in Lusby. A second office opened in St. Mary's in 1993 and is now located in California. Bonnie is experienced in treating the pediatric population, has strong manual skills including myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation and strain counter-strain. She is proficient in treating orthopedics, sports and occupational injuries. She emphasizes one-on-one treatment and strives to build strong relationships with every patient.
Meghan is a licensed Physical Therapist at Gateau Physical Therapy in California. In 2010 she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Meghan began her career in Physical Therapy at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, CA treating patients with a variety of diagnoses including joint replacements, stroke and spinal cord injuries. She was part of a trauma team collaborating with other medical professionals to safely mobilize medically complex patients and advance them towards the next step in their rehabilitation process. Meghan joined the Gateau PT team in May 2011 and is now also the Clinical Director of the California office. Her professional interests include sports medicine, with a special interest in the treatment of shoulder injuries and knee pain. Meghan also has gained experience treating neurological conditions in the outpatient setting including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons Disease.
DPT, Cert. MDT
Bonnie is a licensed Physical Therapist who splits time between both the Lusby and California offices. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2010 and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2013. She comes to Gateau after working as a PT at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, a physician-owned practice in Montgomery County Maryland. She has experience with rehab after many types of surgeries including ligament and tendon repair, joint replacements, and spinal surgeries, but her real interest is with the spine. Bonnie became a certified McKenzie therapist in 2016 which is a mechanical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of any orthopedic issue in the body.