Diane is a Physical Therapist Assistant at the Wilmette clinic and has practiced outpatient orthopedics since graduating from Oakton Community College in 2020. Diane’s journey with Illinois Bone and Joint Institute started back in 2016 as a rehab technician in Wilmette after graduating from University of Illinois in Chicago to receive her Bachelor of Science in Biology. During her clinical rotations, Diane gained experiences in skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehab, and outpatient rehab. She has treated a variety of diagnoses and patient populations, however enjoys working with joint replacements as well as knee and back injuries in the geriatric population. Diane strives to improve her skills as a clinician and is passionate in providing the highest level of care and building strong relationships with patients. She understands the importance of patient-centered care and is committed to working towards returning patients to their previous level of function in order to improve a patient’s quality of life.
Diane was born in Chicago and enjoys exploring the city during her free time. Outside of work, Diane loves to travel, spend time with her family and friends, and lives an active lifestyle.