Gallagher Pediatric Therapy’s History
Mary Kay Gallagher first established the pediatric therapy staffing agency called Gallagher Pediatric Therapy (“GPT”) in 1988 as a part-time venture while she was working as an occupational therapist at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Although it started as a part-time venture, GPT steadily grew and in 1991 Mary Kay left Children’s Hospital to work full-time at GPT. In 1992, no longer able to handle her therapy case load alone, Mary Kay hired additional therapists to help provide therapy to the staffing agencies growing case load.
In 1994 as more therapists were hired, the business was incorporated as “Therapy for Kids, Inc.” and it continued to keep “Gallagher Pediatric Therapy” as its DBA.
1996 - 2001
By 1996, the GPT pediatric therapy staffing agency had grown to 8 employees, and by 2001, it had grown to over 50 employees.
Today, GPT employs over 100 therapists. It is one of the largest and most respected pediatric physical and occupational therapy staffing agencies in Southern California. It provides therapy services to over 5,000 children.
30 SOCal School Districts
Ninety percent of GPT’s business is with southern California school districts where it provides educationally based physical and occupational therapy staffing needs. It contracts with over 30 school districts in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.