dr mary lu dunn

Dr. Mary Lu Dunn, PT, DPT, OCS, PT, DPT, OCS



Dr. Mary Lu Dunn joined Complete Physical Rehabilitation July 2020 as a staff physical therapist in the Elizabeth clinic.  Having previously worked with Dr. James, Dr. Asha, and Humberto at Hudson Physical Therapy (now Kessler Rehabilitation), she is excited to now join their team at CPR.

With over 27 years of experience in physical therapy, Mary Lu has worked in many outpatient settings over the years, including as the Clinic Director for Kessler Rehabilitation Centers and Professional Physical Therapy, as well as in privately owned orthopedic physical therapy clinics throughout Northern New Jersey.

After sustaining a significant injury as a professional ballet and musical theater dancer, most notably for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and as a member of the Radio City Rockettes, she then found herself on the path to becoming a physical therapist, receiving her associate’s and her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.  Mary Lu then went on to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, also from Mercy College.

Professionally, Mary Lu has attended over 50 continuing education courses and is trained in Kinesiotaping, Certified Pilates Instructor, Myofascial Release, (MFR), Mobilization with Movement (MWM) and specializes in Dance and Gymnastic Injuries. She is recognized as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) and is also a Certified Clinical Instructor through the APTA.

In addition to her time as a treating physical therapist, Dr.  Dunn also loves teaching and enjoys mentoring the next generation of Physical Therapists, currently serving as an adjunct professor for the Mercy College Doctor of Physical Therapy program.