Meet the Actify Team
Dr. Marcia Perretto, PT, DPT, COMT
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Founder
Dr. Marcia C. Perretto, a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist with advanced training in spinal manipulation, sports performance and orthopedic rehabilitation, says her passion is being able 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. 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 over 100 dietary theories and a holistic approach to wellness. Dr. Perretto is part of the US and UK ECHO Projects for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Married with one daughter and two sons, when she is not working she enjoys her family time and staying active and fit.
Kerri Huso is a former athlete, current artist and arts professional. She grew up in a small town in Montana where she gained 4 varsity letters and an All-Conference selection as an outside hitter on her high school volleyball team. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration, Honors in Arts Management from Gonzaga University and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She has worked in a number of capacities for the Actify PT team as a Marketing Specialist, Assistant Manager and Dedicated Patient Liaison, and now as Operations Manager. She also works as the Assistant Manager of Visitor Experience at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland. In her free time she loves to paint, throw pottery, play and coach volleyball and basketball and enjoys exploring her new home in the Washington, DC area.
Office Manager, EDS Advocate
Jennifer has served as Director in the Service industry expanding over 18 years and is a proven leader in the Customer Service arena. Her team-centered beliefs and customer-centric approach fosters an environment that ensures customer loyalty, retention, and complete customer satisfaction. Jennifer is also a former athlete and all-state player in women's softball. After numerous injuries and resulting surgeries, she has since had to slow down things a bit, shifting her focus to simply enjoying life to the fullest. Jennifer is married with two children and has three dogs. She loves gardening, decorating, cooking, entertaining, and quality time with her family and friends.
Emily Hudson started at Boca Raton’s TDL Center three years ago as a receptionist. Through her professionalism and dedication, she was promoted to Office Manager at the beginning of this year. Showing that a strong work ethic gets you noticed, she became part of the Actify Physiotherapy family as a part-time Billing Assistant. Emily takes her work seriously and the proof is in the results of her tasks. She has a sunny disposition and a she’s a pleasure to work with. Outside of work, Emily loves to go shopping, going to concerts with friends and family, and reading mysteries.
Marlene has been a physical therapist for over 25 years and has extensive experience in all aspects of Physical Therapy with specialized training on treating Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy, she has continued her education throughout the years, taking formal courses each year, and pouring over the web, discovering new ideas and approaches to best help her clients. She is passionate about what she does and is very invested in her clients, relentlessly pursuing a positive outcome. She understands patterns of behavior that can lead to chronic pain problems or simply create new issues and believes in the education and empowerment of her clients so they can ultimately care for themselves. Marlene moved to Florida in 2015 from Southern California and absolutely loves it! No traffic or pollution, and green, green, green everywhere! She enjoys photography and walking on the beach, and every sunrise and sunset, wherever she is. She is a mother of three wonderful sons and has always been passionate about traditionally prepared foods, chemical free living, and alternative approaches to healthcare for her family.
Marlene Hodges-Earl, PT, MPT
Alice Barreto Rodrigues
With over a decade of experience, Alice is a Certified Pilates Instructor for Rehabilitation and has a degree in Physical Therapy from the Federal University of São Carlos. Having a background in Dance, she found Pilates: the perfect combination of movement and healing. After her first Pilates session as a client, she fell in love with the Method and knew that was the career she wanted to pursue. She completed her first Pilates certification in Brazil in 2007 and has since been working with Pilates and rehabilitation, helping folks get back to doing what they love through movement healing. In 2009, she moved to Australia where she completed the Stott Mat Pilates course and became fully Certified by Polestar Pilates. Alice recently moved to Florida where she is studying Classical Pilates. Movement passionate, she absolutely loves to make people move at their best and leave the studio with a smile on their face.