Annette Parrini, PT


 

Physical Therapist

Certification and Licensure:

Licensed Physical Therapist in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New York

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member in National and State Chapters

American Physical Therapy Association Pediatric Specialty Section Member 

 

Specialized Training:

Natural Learning Environment Practices

Coaching Model

Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach (NDT Trained)

Pediatric Myofascial Release Techniques

Early Intervention Service Provision

Clinical and Orthotic Management of Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

Partial Body Weight Support Gait Training

Lower Extremity and Spinal Orthotics Management

Standardized Gross Motor Assessment

Individualized Medical Equipment Evaluation

Home and Vehicle Modification Recommendations

 

Experience:

Cerebral Palsy

Hypotonia

Ataxia

Seizure Disorders

Genetic Disorders

Neuromuscular Disorders

Down Syndrome

Gross Motor Developmental Delay

Congenital Muscular Torticollis and Positional Plagiocephaly

Physical Complications Secondary to Prematurity

Postural Deviations Including Neuromuscular Scoliosis and Leg Length Discrepancy

Balance Dysfunction

Gait Deviation

Management of Medically Fragile Children

 

Parent Testimony:

Annette is the nicest person I have ever met! We all enjoy coming to physical therapy very much for my son’s appointments! She has done a wonderful job working with my son since he began with her, his balance has really improved! He looks forward to his visits with her every week, she makes therapy fun and entertaining for him instead of like work! Annette is just great!

 

Bio:

Annette grew up in Niagara Falls, New York and attended Ithaca College, where she graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy.  She moved to Raleigh, North Carolina from north western Pennsylvania where she gathered the majority of her clinical experience and continuing education.  Annette has participated in pediatric specialty courses including the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach (NDT) with focus on neuromuscular re-education and postural control, Myofascial Release, Motor Learning Strategies, Sensory Integration for gross motor development, lower extremity and spinal orthotics management, dynamic balance training, progressive gait training, and bilateral gross motor coordination training.  She has worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a variety of pediatric are settings including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, early intervention with provision of services to home, daycare, and preschool environments, and home based therapy.

 

Annette has helped meet the needs of children and families overcoming challenges from a variety of medical and developmental diagnoses including neuromuscular impairments, postural deviations, balance and gait deviations, and delayed gross motor coordination. She has experience with individualized medical equipment evaluation including manual and power wheelchairs, activity chairs, bathroom equipment, mechanical lift devices, supportive standing equipment, gait training devices, and adaptive tricycles.  Annette enjoys a child/ family centered therapeutic approach.  She works hard to address the individual goals and priorities of each family, while assisting children develop to their full potential in a fun and creative way.  Patient/ family education is emphasized on an ongoing basis with recommendations for equipment and activities at home, at school, and in the community.