Gateau Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
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Welcome to Gateau Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

"Professional Treatment with Personal Care"

We are pleased that you have chosen us for your rehabilitation needs. Our goal is to help you achieve your highest level of wellness, to handle not only the pain, but to understand and treat the underlying cause of your symptoms so that the problem doesn't recur. Our goal is to become your family physical therapist and the first place you want your family and friends to go for help. Gateau Physical Therapy was established in 1987 by licensed physical therapist, Bonnie Gateau PT, CSCS. We have been providing quality outpatient physical therapy services to the Southern Maryland region for over 20 years. Our staff of licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are dedicated to providing you with physical therapy care in a professional setting. Our business thrives and relies heavily on referrals from satisfied patients who return for additional services and recommend our services to friends and family.
In Maryland, we are licensed to treat patients without a doctors referral however, most insurance companies require a referral. We do have a free consultation program to determine if physical therapy would be beneficial for your condition. If you think that we could be of service to you, call our office to set up an appointment or click on the free consultation information link below. Our front office staff are friendly, knowledgeable and will help you to secure an appropriate referral from your doctor if needed and will guide you in the right direction.If you see your doctor, request that you be referred to Gateau Physical Therapy. It is your choice.

Mission Statement

Gateau Physical Therapy's mission is to provide "Professional Treatment with Personal Care". Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of those around us, to offer world-class customer service, and to provide our patients and clients with the most effective and efficient care to assist with their return to their maximum level of function .

Direct Access

Direct Access means that you have the freedom to choose your own physical therapist! Currently, in the state of Maryland, you may be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist without a physician's referral. This means that you are able to begin treatment sooner, and the sooner treatment is received, the sooner you can return to your normal everyday activities.

Many insurance companies now recognize the cost savings and improved access of care that come with direct access and do not require a referral for payment. Keep in mind that your insurance policy may require a visit to the primary care physician first or may limit your access to preferred providers only. Our front desk staff can help advise you on your carrier's requirements and can help secure a prescription, referral, or authorization if necessary.


Gateau Physical Therapy offers convenience with two locations to serve you:

Supporting Our Community:

  • 2011 Leading Edge Award for Small Business of the Year Award Recipient
  • 2004-2005 St. Mary's Chamber Annual Beacon Award
  • Calvert County School Mentorship Program
  • Proud sponsor of March of Dimes, Hospice, and Special Olympics

The Medically Oriented Gym is proud to be a partner with the St. Mary's County Special Olympics Athletes and the St. Mary's County Paralympics Sports Club members. Our services are provided to help them achieve physical fitness and health to be competitive in their sports. All St. Mary's athletes are welcome to inquire about the benefits they can receive at the M.O.G. to increase their competitive capabilities.