Diana Garrett is a physical therapist at Performance Therapy at Providence St John’s Health Center that specializes in both orthopedic and oncology rehabilitation. After graduating from the University of Southern California with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree, she furthered her expertise through continuing education in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Diana became a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist in 2013, and has taken advanced coursework in oncology rehabilitation in order to provide comprehensive care throughout the survivorship continuum. She received her training in lymphedema management from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in 2015 and uses her skills to manage swelling in both the orthopedic and oncology populations.
Diana’s treatment philosophy includes a combination of movement analysis, manual therapy, personalized exercise, and education in order to achieve a patient’s goals. She received her certification in dance medicine and as a prior dancer, uses her innate knowledge of how the body moves to treat professional dancers in Los Angeles. Diana also volunteers with the Cancer Support Community of Los Angeles to provide educational seminars on various topics such as “Exercise and Cancer Survivorship” and “Managing Fatigue.” She also participates in the Champion Paddle and Malibu Triathlon with Team TBG to support breast cancer survivors. Diana is an active member of the Cancer Committee at Providence St. John’s Health Center and strives to make oncology rehabilitation more prominent within healthcare.