Dana graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Southern Illinois University in ’12 and has been working in outpatient rehab since. In ’18, she graduated as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) from the Gray Institute, which makes her part of an elite group of movement specialists who can find and treat movement dysfunctions that can lead to pain or vulnerability to injury. FAFS practitioners find and address the source of a patients issue, rather than alleviating pain temporarily, only for the issue to return. It’s an open-minded approach that addresses the body as a whole in order to achieve better results by restoring function in the kinetic chain. She has experience with sports/work related injuries, orthopedic issues, and other varieties of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions ranging from childhood to geriatric ages who all benefit from this unique was of approaching exercise and rehab.
A little about Dana, she has had her hand in all sorts of sports over the years because she enjoys being active and in the outdoors. She likes cycling, tennis, hiking/back packing, yoga, swimming, snowboarding, but lately has been spending most of her free time doing calisthenics and disc golfing.