Mackie earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York. Upon completion of her master’s degree, Mackie was inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor Society and graduated with distinction. Prior to her graduate studies, Mackie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. During her undergraduate studies, Mackie was a member of the softball team and earned sportsmanship and scholar athlete awards.
Mackie’s interest in occupational therapy began when her younger sister started receiving early intervention services at three weeks old. Over the years, Mackie had the privilege of watching her sister reach developmental milestones and surpass goals with the help of her devoted therapists. Inspired by this, Mackie expanded her experience with occupational therapy beyond her sister’s life. During her clinical training, Mackie gained experience in a pediatric sensory gym, an elementary school, and an outpatient hand therapy clinic. Mackie’s clinical experience in the outpatient setting includes treating various conditions of the upper extremity, orthopedic surgeries and injuries, and custom upper extremity splint fabrication. Mackie values the therapist-patient relationship, perceiving it as an essential part of the therapy process. It allows for collaboration in order to create and achieve client-centered goals and maintain consistent motivation. Mackie is passionate about making a difference in her patients’ lives, empowering them to engage in their meaningful activities with comfort and confidence.
In her free time, Mackie enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
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