Diana is a licensed physical therapist with 12 years experience, and has spent most of her PT career in the area of pediatrics, providing services for children of all ages. She has provided services for children with a wide variety of musculo-skeletal, neurological, and medical conditions. Diana has prior physical therapy experience working at New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center, covering areas of acute care on the burn unit, the oncology ward, and the vascular ward. Diana is also certified in yoga for adults, as well as Yoga for the Special Child®, and now teaches classes for Myofascial Self-Treatment at Brooklyn Athletic Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Due to increasing fatigue, sickness and unbearable pain in multiple areas of her body, Diana began to feel she would have to leave the profession that she loved all together, due to the physical nature of her work, and her inability to keep up with the demands of her job. She had seen multiple doctors who could not give her answers as to why she was in so much pain, or how to relieve the pain without painkillers. Diana also tried going for conventional outpatient physical therapy, which only proved to make her pain worse. She was ready to give up, when she was introduced to John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (JFB-MFR). This was the beginning of a new life for Diana.
Through JFB-MFR, Diana learned to become in-touch with her body again, and the infinite wisdom it can provide, as long as we are aware and listening. Through this new awareness, she began to recognize that her internal voice always knew what she needed in her life, even when doctors, friends, or family would tell her otherwise. By learning to listen to this internal voice, she gained the ability to make the appropriate changes in her life that she needed to feel better and to relieve her physical pain, as well as mental and emotional pain. Diana has learned that with enough dedication and determination, anything is possible! By experiencing first-hand the amazing outcomes of this work, with a remarkable decrease in pain symptoms and an increase in her overall energy and vitality, Diana decided that she had to learn for herself, so that she could provide and share this life changing gift of John F. Barnes Myofascial Release with the world.
Diana has trained directly with John F. Barnes in Sedona, Arizona, as well as in NYC.