"I have found great
satisfaction in being able to combine and offer
and techniques to help people get back to what
they want to do"
Mary Cook is a licensed physical therapist and a licensed acupuncturist in both Florida and Georgia, and is a Diplomat of Acupuncture, certified by the NCCAOM. Mary graduated from the University of Florida, in 1985, with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physical Therapy.
After practicing as a physical therapist for several years, she pursued a dream and in 1988, she became a professional triathlete. She competed in local, national and international triathlons of various lengths, including several Hawaii Ironman Championships. She had the honor of being a member of the 1992 US National Team, and represented the US in the World Championship Triathlon.
Persistent nagging injuries lead her to seek out treatment. Having the best improvements with “alternative” therapies, she began to implement some of these techniques into her physical therapy practice. Mary’s interest in learning these alternatives, resulted in studying acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She earned her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine in 2002, from the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida. She moved to Atlanta in 2003 where she had a thriving practice for 14 years. Her love of Sarasota brought her back in 2018 to practice and share her unique experience and knowledge in this community.