Dr. Mary Lou Garrett


Dr. Mary Lou Garrett graduated from the School of Allied Health Science, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy. She earned her Master of Education degree in counseling and human development, and her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Hardin-Simmons University. She has 39 years of experience in clinical physical therapy with a primary area of interest in pediatrics.

In June, 2003, Garrett earned her certification as a Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy through the APTA and was recently granted recertification through 2023. She has also completed certification in Pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment. In 1995, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award given by the Texas Consortium for Physical Therapy Clinical Education, Inc., and in 2008, she was named the recipient of the Ruby Decker Award as the most outstanding clinician in the state of Texas.

In addition to teaching and clinical education work, she frequently is a guest speaker for the community, continues to work with children in the school setting and at West Texas Rehabilitation Center, is a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Foundation, and serves on the Region XIV Health Advisory Board and the advisory committee for the Holland High Medical School.

PHYT 7334 Clinical Diagnosis and Management VII: Pediatric & Geriatrics
PHYT 7170 Campus Clinic
PHYT 7371 Experiential Professional Activity I
PHYT 7772 Experiential Professional Activity II
PHYT 7773 Experiential Professional Activity III
PHYT 7774 Experiential Professional Activity IV
PHYT 7775 Experiential Professional Activity V
PHYT 7776 Experiential Professional Activity VI

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