Dr. Marcia C. Perretto, a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist with advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy and movement sciences. She specializes in treating patients with genetic collagen disorders and has a special passion for those with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. He goal is to help people work around their difficulties. A one-time semi-professional figure skater who has had three hip surgeries, and has hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome herself, she knows firsthand the pain of injuries and the challenge of full rehabilitation.
Dr. Perretto has a special interest in the treatment of the joint instabilities including hypermobility syndrome, Ehnlers-Danlos syndrome, and hip labral tear rehabilitation to which she has dedicated special attention. She has dedicated herself to study the neuroscience of pain and its in pact on peoples lives and has developed a special approach to address the neuromyofascial pain syndromes.
Dr. Perretto is part of the UHealth – University of Miami Human Genetics research team, where she studies hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders. She has served as a clinical instructor for Nova Southeastern University and Florida International University for the Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She is an educator and recognized speaker both nationally and internationally in the areas of orthopedics, neurosciences, genetic collagen disorders and hypermobility spectrum disorders.
After she acquired her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy at a recognized catholic university in south Brazil, Dr. Perretto completed her transition to Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Nova Southeastern University. Later she completed her Manual Therapy Certification at the Ola Grimsby Institute in California and a Health Coach Training program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, where she learned more than 100 dietary theories and a holistic approach to wellness.
She continuously develop her knowledge and training in movement sciences, neuroscience of pain and hypermobility syndromes and has developed advanced skills in the use of the NEURAC Redcord, a Norwegian system of musculoskeletal treatment for patients with joint instability. Dr. Perretto is the first to offer NEURAC Redcord treatment in Boca Raton.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), , National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the World Confederation for Physical Therapy.