Masters in Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Diana Smith completed her education at Eastern Washington University and received her Masters of Physical Therapy in 1998. With the goal of providing the highest quality care she has continued advancement of her clinical skills by receiving certification as an OCS through the American Physical Therapy Association and certification as a COMT through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. She has pursued ongoing training for pelvic floor and oncology rehabilitation for women and men and oversees the women’s health and pelvic rehab program at Summit.

Oncology rehabilitation includes the treatment of nerve pain, joint, muscle, soft tissue changes, lymphedema swelling and possible fatigue related to chemotherapy treatment, surgical treatments, radiation therapy and reconstruction surgery. Physical therapy may be a part of patient care during or following other components of their oncology treatment plan at the direction of their oncologist, radiation oncologist, or surgeon.

Pelvic floor dysfunction relates to pain or weakness of muscles, joints and ligaments or nerves of the abdomen, lower back, hips and pelvis. Physical therapy can be very effective to assist men or women experiencing pain of these structures, and can address muscular weakness contributing to bowel or bladder leakage.

Diana’s additional clinical interests include treating orthopedic joint injuries  of the neck, shoulder, back and knee, and post-surgical joint management for patients of all ages from those who are very active, to individuals seeking to resume their day to day activities.

Outside the clinic Diana enjoys camping, hiking, photography, and traveling with her family.

“Through comprehensive assessment and research-based treatment, I individualize clients’ physical therapy to meet their goals. With ongoing education during treatment, I also address prevention and recurrence to aid self-management strategies for their long term benefit.”

SPECIALTIES & INTERESTS
-Lympedema and cancer related rehab
-Pelvic rehab
-General Women’s/Men’s Health
-General and complex orthopedic conditions

E-mail Diana