Francis Diano has been an active and competitive athlete since high school. His experiences as a triathlete, avid marathon runner and professional rock climber have provided him with a multitude of first-hand experience and insight into managing injury and enhancing human performance. This experience has helped him cultivate a better understanding of his patients and has provided him with a solid foundation for developing his clinical approach.
Francis takes pride in combining his clinical knowledge along with his athletic experience and empathy to most effectively treat his patients. As Francis explains, “understanding, being compassionate and knowing your patient’s story is key to the success of their rehabilitation program.” This personal and hands-on approach is the premise for how Francis treats each individual patient. He works with a wide range of patients, from pediatric patients with developmental delays to post-operative national level athletes.
Francis graduated with several academic and leadership distinctions from De La Salle University in the Philippines. He has since received his Mastery Certificate in Manual Therapy and has also undergone advanced training in the McKenzie Method and spinal mobilization/alignment from some of New York City’s top chiropractors. Francis believes that education is an important aspect of offering quality physical therapy services and he is committed to staying updated on current evidence-based practices and information. Francis also lectures and assists aspiring Physical Therapists in preparing for their National Physical Therapy Exam.
Francis is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, New York Road Runners, International Red Cross (ICRC) and Inner City Scholarship Fund (ICSF).