Marcia C. Perretto, PT, DPT, COMT | Orthopedic Specialist
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 first hand the pain of hypermobile joints, subluxations and joint dislocations and all other systemic symptoms brought about by hEDS and the challenge of full rehabilitation when experiencing such symptoms.
Dr. Perretto has a special interest in the treatment of patients with connective tissue disorders including hypermobility syndromes and hypermobile Ehlers Danlos syndrome, to which she has dedicates special attention. She has a special focus to the studies of human movement sciences as well as the neurosciences of pain and its impact on peoples lives, and has developed a special approach to address the neuromyofascial pain syndromes with the use of scientific proven processes of brain training.
Dr. Perretto is an active researcher in hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and hypermobility disorders in partnership with several medical professionals in the areas of movement science and hypermobility syndromes. 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 receiving 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), Private Practice Section of the APTA, Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the World Confederation for Physical Therapy.