Mary Rose Strickland



New Life Member Since 2010

Mary Rose is a physical therapist who practices primarily out of the Portage location. As Chief Operating Officer, she travels to all of our clinics and ensures that patients receive their best New Life experience at all locations with all of our clinicians. She is bilingual in Spanish. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marquette University in 2010. Prior to her studies in physical therapy, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University in biomedical sciences with additional coursework in Spanish for the medical professions and business management. Throughout her years at Marquette, she traveled on three international medical mission trips to Honduras where she was an active member in traveling brigades to underserved communities and villages throughout Honduras. She completed a year-long orthopedic residency program through UW Hospitals & Clinics/Meriter to advance her orthopedic clinical practice and reasoning. She is a certified dry needling provider, and has additional continuing education through McKenzie, Maitland, Mulligan, The Gray Institute and the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute. She is a current mentor and instructor for orthopedic residents and physical therapy students.

What Mary Rose likes most about being a physical therapist: “I love being a physical therapist because I have the privilege to get to know my patients personally, to understand their individual goals and to work together to make the greatest difference in their lives.”

Outside of work: Mary Rose loves spending time with her family – husband, Greg, and daughter, Madelyn, as well as their family golden retriever “Addy”. She enjoys working with and serving others in our community through her membership in Rotary and involvement in Portage Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Launch Portage” young professional group. She plays piano for and her family are active members of St. Mary’s Parish in Portage. She enjoys gardening, cooking, going for walks, and triathlon sports – swimming, biking, and running.