About PARR PT | ATX, Houston & Steamboat Springs!
Hi, I’m Jonathan Parr
… and it is a pleasure to personally welcome you to our website. On this page, you’ll learn all about the PARR PT team and the inspiration behind our work. You’ll also find more information about our specialized physical therapy treatments for complex conditions. Complex conditions include EDS, POTS, and Dysautonomia.
Since 2010, I’ve had the honor of helping numerous patients throughout greater Austin and Houston, Texas as well as Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I am a licensed physical therapist, certified strength & conditioning coach, and exercise physiologist. In partnership with many of Houston’s top experts, we continue our pioneering work as a rehabilitation specialists in the Austin & Houston area. Our highly effective programs have placed us at the forefront of the fight against chronic illnesses. Other complex conditions include chronic pain & fatigue, strokes, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
That being said, if you’re dealing with any of these or other issues that are keeping you from living the life you deserve, give us a call for a phone consultation or visit us in person for an on-site assessment. Together, we will determine the actual causes of your pain or limitation to target specific body systems that are vital to your recovery.
About the PARR PT Method | The “3-Systems” Approach
My team and I are dedicated and enthusiastic physical therapists with years of experience effectively treating complex conditions and injuries. What sets us apart from most other PT clinics is the personal attention we give each patient or athlete. Our individual, hands-on manual therapy and myokinesthetic treatments use our 3-Systems Approach to holistic health care.
The 3-Systems approach focuses on systems that are commonly overlooked that include autonomic, gastrointestinal, and vestibular systems. Each person undergoes a series of 6 week programs to begin building a stronger foundation required to improve compensation, pain, and function.
Our motto is always to “Rebuild, Regain, Restore!”
– Rebuild: Create building blocks necessary for fundamental movements
– Regain: Build up the strength and stability required for day-to-day activities
– Restore: Optimal whole-body function for peak performance
Whether it’s EDS or low back pain, we have a program for you. At the core of our physical therapy services is a thorough, whole-body assessment.
About Our Physical Therapy Specializations & Credentials
- “3-Systems” Certified Clinicians
- Vestibular Rehabilitation through Amedisys-Balance for Life Program
- Mastery Certification in Manual Techniques (MCMT) including myofascial techniques
- Microcurrent Point Stimulation
- Barral Institute Visceral Manipulation
- Certified Brain Injury Specialist
- Exercises Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine
- NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Certified Level 2 Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Inspiration, Professional Background & Volunteer Work
It was my sister’s struggle with a chronic neurological condition (Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis) that inspired me to pursue a career in physical therapy. After years of work with experts in the field, I specialized in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and various other complex disorders. Also, I have the respective certifications in neurological, vestibular, orthopedic, and nerve rehabilitation techniques.
My career began in San Antonio, Texas as a strength and conditioning coach training high-school, collegiate, and professional athletes. After graduating from Texas State University with a Bachelors in Athletic Training in 2006. I began working as an exercise physiologist for cardiac and metabolic conditions. I graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. The next 8 years consisted of working at the Houston medical center on many of the most traumatic injuries and rarest disorders worldwide.
Additionally, I’m currently one of a few rehabilitation clinicians nationwide who currently specializes in the treatment of EDS and Dysautonomia. In addition to speaking at the 2014 EDS Society Conference regarding our highly successful “Whole Body Training” approach. I’ve also given lectures for the graduate programs on vestibular rehabilitation.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy the occasional international trip, volunteering at the animal shelter, and paddle boarding.
Meet Our Team!
Jonathan Parr, PT (Greater-Austin & Houston Locations) | 6-Time American Ninja Warrior Veteran and Finalist
Many of you might also know me by my nickname “The Flying Squirrel” from the hit TV show “American Ninja Warrior” (ANW). The ANW obstacle course is considered the most difficult in the world, and I was honored to be able to compete 6 seasons: (Season 5-10)
American Ninja Warrior has since hosted many of the most elite athletes nationwide, including professional athletes from various disciplines. Some include athletes from the NFL, Olympics, and even UFC fighters. The experience with the ANW competitions was invaluable on many levels.
Utilizing the experience of training elite athletes, in addition to my own training, created our highly effective physical therapy programs for people with complex conditions, high-performance athletes, and also weekend warriors.
As you can imagine, training for obstacle course events is not only a matter of physical strength and endurance, but also coordination, balance, and mental focus. The more efficient you are with obstacles, the less energy you spend and the quicker you are. If you’re interested in running the gauntlet, we’d be glad teach you the skills required to master each obstacle you face.
Renee Batulanon, PTA | Patient Care in the Greater-Houston Area (Katy & Richmond Locations)
Renee Batulanon was born and raised in Bohol, Philippines before his family moved to the United States when he was 9 years old. He completed his undergraduate studies with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science (Kinesiology) from UTSA and graduated as a Physical Therapy Assistant from Coleman College of Health Sciences.
Renee is a Certified Myokinesthetic Practitioner with over 9 years of experience treating patients who suffer from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Dysautonomia, chronic pain & fatigue, and recurrent illnesses. Additionally, he has over a decade of experience in strength & conditioning as well as return-to-sports rehab. He has worked with professional athletes, Olympians, and many other high-performance competitors nationwide. Renee’s numerous specializations also include active release, functional movement screenings for injury prevention, McConnel/K-taping, and myofascial trigger point release.
Exercise and fitness has always been a big part of Renee’s lifestyle. When he is not helping the PARR PT community live healthier and happier lives, he enjoys traveling the world, winter sports, the beach and anything outdoors. Lastly, he loves spending time with family and friends in his home country of the Philippines whenever possible.
Shelby Foti, PT, DPT | Patient Care in South Austin, Texas
Shelby was born and raised in Loreauville, Louisiana. Shelby graduated from Samford University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, Texas. There, she completed her doctorate research on physical therapy implications for hypermobility type Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome.
Shelby specializations include Myokinesthetics, Visceral Manipulation, SFMA level 2, and “3-systems” approach. She has extensive research in physical therapy implications for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. In addition to EDS, She also specializes in POTS, Dysautonomia, Lyme Disease, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.
In addition, Shelby takes great pleasure in being an avid CrossFitter. Before earning her DPT, she worked with CrossFit athletes in Boston, MA and went on to work for CrossFit Head Quarters in Santa Cruz, CA. Currently, Shelby holds her Level 2 CrossFit certification and also has earned her Mobility certification.
Furthermore, Shelby enjoys hiking, being outdoors, trying new recipes, and spending time with her family and cat, Kiki. She also loves gardening and traveling the world.
Hannah Sutherland, DPT, PT | Patient Care in Houston, Texas (Katy & Cypress Locations
Hannah is a Houston native raised in Friendswood, Texas. She attended Mcneese State University on a 4-year soccer scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, Texas. There, Hannah completed extensive research on physical therapy implications for traumatic brain injuries and hypermobility syndromes related to Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome.
Hannah’s specializations include Myokinesthetics, Visceral Manipulation, SFMA level 2, myofascial release, and the “3-systems” approach. She has extensive research in physical therapy implications for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. She also specializes in Sports rehab, EDS, POTS, and Dysautonomia.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys playing soccer, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and dog, Duke.
Kendall Schroeder | Operations Manager
Kendall is a Houston native, born and raised in the city. After studying Accounting for a year at UTSA, she transferred to Texas A&M University (Whoop!) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness. During her studies, she also created her own jewelry company and Etsy shop, which sparked her passion for marketing and graphic design.
Once a four-sport athlete in high school, Kendall was diagnosed with the complex condition called POTS as well as hypermobility the summer before her Junior year of college. During her time at home recovering and adjusting to a new lifestyle, she worked with PARR PT:
“As a former patient, I recognize the importance of what PARR PT does for people and I’m so thankful I get to have a helping hand in a business that truly changed my life.”
In her free time, Kendall enjoys golfing, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
“Captain Duncan” | Staff Therapy Dog in Austin & Houston, Texas
Meet “Captain Duncan,” our current director of the PARR PT K-9 division. As our staff therapy dog (diligently finishing his training in our Texan clinics), Duncan helps us with the occasional on-site treatment and always brightens our day.
Duncan is currently working on his resume now that already includes his certification as a “Canine Good Citizens” through the American Kennel Club (AKC). He is currently undergoing further training for his AKC Therapy Dog certification.
Duncan enjoys being outdoors including long walks around Town Lake. He also loves playing with his friends at Zilker as well as paddleboarding adventures on the river.
You will have the opportunity to meet Duncan at our Austin location, but he also makes some appearances at our Katy location.