About Diane Barrickman
A Word from the Physical Therapist
For more than 25 years, I have been helping injured individuals recover from impairments and disabilities in the community of Santa Barbara as a licensed practicing physical therapist at the Human Performance Center. I was awarded my doctorate degree in physical therapy from Western University of Health Sciences, a master's degree in physical therapy from Chapman University, and my bachelor’s degree from University of California Santa Barbara.
I became a board certified orthopedic specialist in 1998, specializing in musculoskeletal injuries of the spine and extremities. While evaluating my clients, many times it became apparent that the injury could have been prevented with proper workstation ergonomics and education of proper posture and body mechanics.
I also found my clients recovered from their injuries more quickly if their work area was properly assessed and modified. Recovery was also faster if the individual had a working knowledge of proper body mechanics and applied these concepts to their work and activities of daily living. I have been specializing in injury prevention training and worksite analysis for the past 20 years and know how effective applying these concepts can be.