Adrianna Carey, PT, DPT, is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. Originally from Philadelphia, she began her career as a physical therapist at the Dan Aaron Parkinson Rehabilitation Center, which is part of Good Shepherd Penn Partners at the University of Pennsylvania’s movement disorders clinic, and she had the opportunity to work exclusively with people living with movement disorders.
She served as the lead physical therapist for University of Pennsylvania’s Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence and provided care in other multidisciplinary clinics including:
- Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease
- Comprehensive Outpatient Parkinsonism Evaluation (COPE) Clinic
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic
As an adjunct professor at Arcadia University, she had the privilege of sharing her knowledge and love for all things Parkinson’s with the students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She continues to be involved in clinical research efforts primarily directed to the study of balance outcome measures for people with Huntington’s Disease, and has presented her clinical findings at multiple professional conferences, as well as through peer-reviewed journal publications.
She currently holds certifications in LSVT BIG, LSVT BIG for LIFE, PWR!, Rock Steady Boxing and Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s Disease – a multidisciplinary treatment and educational course provided by the Parkinson’s Foundation for clinicians.
Dr. Carey has enjoyed leadership roles in the Rehabilitation Working Group of the Huntington Study Group and serving on the board of the Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group of the Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy where she was nominated and selected for the 2021 “Service to the SIG” award.