BScPT CAFCI (she/her)
Inspired by the Latin word for healing, and fuelled by a genuine passion for orthopaedic and pelvic health, Mary Wood opened CURA Physical Therapies in 2003. With a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta (achieved in 1981), she remains as passionate about her practice now as when she started.
As an advocate of life-long learning, she began her initial practice in orthopaedic conditions. Almost 20 years ago she added pelvic health physical therapy to her expertise. She believes the two areas complement each other as she works to meet the needs of her patients. She pursued further studies in orthopaedic manual therapy and manipulative therapy and is a certified medical acupuncturist, as well as a certified professional in body psychotherapy. She also has studied visceral manipulation and dermo-neuro modulation and continues to regularly pursue professional development opportunities that she integrates into her practice. Throughout the years she has found herself providing in-service and presentations for both doctors and the public in the field of pelvic health.
Mary is actively involved with the Pain Society of Alberta, Alberta Council of Professionals for Sexual Health and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists. She is a member of a number of national and international Groups. She also maintains an active treatment practice of her own.
When she is not working or teaching courses on pelvic health at the University of Alberta, Mary spends time with her husband and two children, hiking or gardening.