Allison Pringle PT, DPT

Allison is a true Seattleite and has lived here her whole life. She attended the University of Washington for both her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology and her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.

Her passion for working in pediatric physical therapy began in 2006 while volunteering at summer camp for young people with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. She continues to volunteer every summer and loves that camp focuses on providing the opportunity and confidence to try new activities and accomplish as many “firsts” as possible.  She is excited to be able to draw on that experience at Waypoint.

Throughout her volunteer experiences and professional work, both as a caregiver and physical therapist, Allison has developed skills in helping to serve the child as a member of the whole family. She recognizes the complexity of care provision for each child and has special interest in determining appropriate equipment, orthotics, developing comprehensive treatment plans that are meaningful to each patient, and connecting families with community resources to help each child reach their most full potential. Allison has participated in further education for gait assessment, orthotic selection and function, and the support and management for neuromuscular diagnoses.

In 2019-2020, Allison participated in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) program at the University of Washington. The LEND program provides interdisciplinary leadership training for 15 core disciplines spanning the medical field and includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work, and psychology as some examples. The culmination of this program resulted in a final project where Allison created and presented a tool kit to help families better connect and advocate for inclusion to community programs for all children with disabilities. This tool kit was created to help community organizations understand the importance of participation for people with disabilities and provide them with resources for how to practically implement inclusive and adaptive programming. Allison hopes to be able to utilize this resource to connect with more community programs in our area and to create more opportunities for all children to participate in their own community.

Allison loves to spend time with friends attending Husky football games (GO DAWGS), hiking, traveling (both in the US and abroad), meeting new people, experiencing new cultures, and sampling new foods along the way. She is always up for an adventure and has explored 12 different countries, tried skydiving, and learned how to slack-line.

 

 

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