Her career then took her back up to the North West of England as lead Chartered physiotherapist for the Blackburn Rovers Sports Injury Clinic which was based in Lancaster and Blackburn, before opening up the Physio-4u practice in 3 centres at Carnforth, Preston and Blackpool. After consolidating the clinics at Broughton Physiotherapy Clinic, Physio-4u has now moved to Fylde Sports Injury Clinic (FYSICL) at Kirkham with direct access to a specialist Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician who has a diagnostic ultrasound scanner for assessment and precision injection therapy. Alongside her clinic duties, she has also helped provide physiotherapy cover for various Professional Football Association (PFA)seniors tournaments based in Barbados and Tobago.
In relation to her continuous professional development, she went onto supplement her clinical work with further education and completed her Master’s Degree in Exercise and Rehabilitation at the University of Central Lancashire in 2008. She regularly attends various courses throughout the year, with a specialisation in vestibular rehabilitation and acupuncture, skills which she puts to full use in the clinic environment.
She has always had a special interest in mountaineering activities, such as rock/ice climbing to now walking and skiing and is an active gym member. Diane has found her enjoyment for an active lifestyle helps to give her an even greater understanding of the mechanics in the initial injury process and the rehabilitation pathway to full recovery.