About Us

Gateau Physical Therapy was established in 1987 by Southern Maryland native Bonnie B. Gateau in Lusby, Maryland. After success in a small space, Bonnie nearly tripled her space size. After the Gateau Physical Therapy reputation grew, a clinic was established in St. Mary's County at the site of the old Hollywood Volunteer Firehouse on Route 235 in 1993. The Lusby practice continued to grow, so a brand new 4000 square foot facility was built from the ground up. This new facility includes a therapeutic pool and our billing center. 1999 brought about a move by Gateau Physical Therapy in St. Mary's County. From Hollywood, Gateau Physical Therapy moved to the Chesapeake Professional Building to better serve the Patuxent Naval Air Station. In October of 2011, GPT opened its new facility at 23123 Camden Way, California.

In 2011, Gateau Physical Therapy was awarded the Small Business of the Year award by the College of Southern Maryland. Also in 2011, we moved from the Lexington Park location and again expanded. The Lexington Park office was replaced by our brand new California Physical Therapy office.

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.

Vision Statement

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 as their provider.

Gateau's Core Values
  • We provide professional treatment with personal care.
  • We communicate openly and respectfully to facilitate complete understanding.
  • We create an enjoyable environment for employees and patients.
  • We are continuously learning to improve ourselves and Gateau Physical Therapy
  • We do things world class!
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
  • Jingle Bell Run
  • Southern Maryland Community Resources