Noel Marie Spina

Noel Marie Spina, PT, DPT, NTMTC

Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy

Senior clinician at Children’s Hospital Orange County specializing in caring for preterm and term medically complex and fragile infants, infants with advanced cardiopulmonary conditions as well as young children diagnosed with cancer. 


  • Teaches the pediatric curriculum
  • Organizes and facilitates integrated clinical experiences
  • Organizes and facilitates service learning projects
  • Supports clinical midterm site visits

BS, Physical Therapy (minor: Physiology), CSULB, 1989

DPT, Western University of Health Sciences, 2011

  • APTA Pediatric Certified Specialist
  • APTA Certified Clinical instructor
  • APTA Pediatric Program Committee member
  • Certification in Prechtl’s General Movement Assessment of Infants
  • Certification in Neonatal Touch and Massage
  • Certification in Sensory Integration and Praxis and Neurodevelopmental Therapy
  • Advanced training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Feedback
  • Completed and assisted all of Dr. Mary Massery’s coursework

Data collection for various clinical research trials with pediatric facilities including CHOC and Pediatric Therapy Network

  • Community Integration Programming
  • Adaptive Cycling

Invited faculty apprentice to Dr. Mary Massery

Various from National Conferences including APTA Combined Sections Meeting and Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference