Marina Palakeel, PT, DPT completed her doctoral education in May of 2020. She is looking forward to beginning her career at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute at the Lake Barrington clinic. She’s had various clinical experiences throughout her education, but found her interest primarily orthopedic rehabilitation. Marina believes in holistic patient-care, combining manual techniques and functional movements to meet her patients’ specific and mutually understood goals. Marina is excited for a career of life-long learning in order to serve her patients’ needs. She understands that clinicians learn as much from their patients as they do from their peers, and hopes to continue to develop her tool-belt to one day be a mentor or clinical instructor for students.