President: Paul J. Mackarey, PT, DHSc, OCS
Dr. Mackarey was born and raised in Scranton, PA and graduated from Central High School in 1976. He received his BS in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 1981. At that time, he had the honor of studying orthopaedic rehabilitation in London, England as a Fulbright Scholar Finalist. In 1986, he received his MS in Human Resources and Health Care Administration from the University of Scranton. In 2000 he was board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2001 he received his doctorate in Health Sciences from the University of St. Augustine.
He is also the author of the “Health and Exercise Forum” featuredevery Monday in the Health and Exercise Science Section of the Scranton Times-Tribune. In addition, he can be heard on ESPN Radio’s “Trainer’s Table with Dr. Paul Mackarey” every Monday morning.
Dr. Mackarey has been teaching orthopaedic physical therapy classes since 1982 at the University of Scranton, PT Department and Keystone College, PTA Department. He has also instructed many continuing education courses for various health care providers. He has authored and coauthored several clinical and scientific research papers in various professional journals.
Dr. Mackarey is dedicated to patient satisfaction and quality healthcare. His areas of expertise are general orthopaedic rehabilitation, post fracture management, neck and low back pain, total joint replacement, shoulder rehab, head, neck and TMJ dysfunction, running and other sports-related injuries.
Dr. Mackarey loves to play golf, ski and travel with his family. He is an avid runner and has completed more than six marathons. He resides in Dalton with his wife, Esther, and their two sons, Paul and John.
Vice President: Esther G. Mackarey, PT
Esther was born and raised in Lebanon, PA and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1977. She received her BS in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 1981. She has worked at Pocono Medical Center and co-founded MMPTC in 1983.
Esther can be found in the clinic treating patients and ensuring patient satisfaction. She provided services in rehabilitation, home care, and long-term care facilities on a part-time basis while raising her family. Esther has attended numerous continuing education classes and has a special interest in geriatric neurology and orthopaedics. She is a 25-year member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Esther enjoys golfing, skiing, gardening, and traveling with her family. She resides in Dalton with her husband, Paul, and their two sons, Paul and John.
Director of Physical Therapy: Janet M. Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS
Born in Dupont, Pennsylvania, Janet is a 1989 graduate of the University of Scranton with a BS in Physical Therapy. She earned her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton in 2011.
Janet is a board-certified orthopaedic specialist with advanced training in, and a passion for, not only foot and ankle disorders but also vestibular dysfunction. Janet serves as an adjuct faculty member for Keystone College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program as well as for the University of Scranton’s Physical Therapy Program. Before her employment at MMPTC, Janet worked at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre and at Scranton Rehabilitation Services in Scranton. Janet has been associated with MMPTC since 1993, and she is occasionally featured as a guest author for Dr. Mackarey’s column, “Health and Exercise Forum,” published every Monday in the Scranton Times-Tribune.
Janet currently resides in Hughestown, PA with her parents and her 12-year-old Shih Tzu, Auzhie.
Dr. Mattingly was born and raised in Rantoul, Illinois. He received his BS from St. Ambrose College in 1973, and his PhD from St. Louis University. In 1992, after several years of teaching human anatomy to physical therapy students, he received his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Scranton.
Dr. Mattingly has been teaching at the University of Scranton’s Physical Therapy Department since 1983, where he has received several awards for outstanding teaching. He is the author of numerous clinical and scientific papers in various areas of anatomy and physical therapy. Currently he is researching the biomechanics and rehabilitation of the shoulder. He has taught many continuing education seminars for physical therapists, and is considered by many to be the local “guru” of shoulder rehabilitation.
Gary loves music, playing the harmonica, and traveling. He resides in Scranton with his wife Andy.
John T. Bedford, DPT
Dr. Bedford graduated from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor’s of Health Sciences in 2007 and attended Widener University to pursue his Doctorate of Physical Therapy, which was conferred May 2010.He has a particular interest in orthopaedic, sports, and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation.
Prior to completing his education, Dr. Bedford served his community and country as a member of the Army National Guard. His service included a tour of duty in 2004 to Iraq. During his deployment, Dr. Bedford attained Combat Wounded Veteran status for which he was awarded a Purple Heart. Dr. Bedford is an alumnus of Lackawanna Trail High School and now resides in Dalton.