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Diane graduated with distinction from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor degree in the Science of Rehabilitation in 1976. She has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 1976 and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy since 1981 (FCAMT). She completed her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in 2001, her Yoga teacher training in 2012 and received the special designation as a clinical specialist in Women’s Health from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2016. She was an instructor and a chief examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of CPA’s fellowship examinations (CAMT) for over 20 years and has extensive experience in curriculum development both for the CAMT program and her own series of courses. For this, she received the prestigious Golden Hands award in 2008.
She is an editorial advisor for the Manual Therapy Journal and is on the advisory board for Chicago’s Woman’s Health Foundation. She is well published (books, chapters and journal articles) and the innovator of two pelvic support belts for which she holds the patent; The Com-Pressor and the new Baby Belly Belt.
Diane owns, directs and is a practicing physiotherapist at Diane Lee & Associates. She has continued to maintain an on-going clinical practice for over 40 years and while she follows the research evidence closely, she draws from this deep clinical experience for her clinical practice as well as her teaching and lecturing in Canada and internationally.
Diane has had the honour of collaborating with local, national and worldwide authorities to further her own education and integrates this knowledge into courses/models she teaches. Her combined clinical and education experience culminated in the co-development of The Integrated Systems Model for Disability & Pain (ISM), (Lee & Lee 2007 – 2013), the model she continues to teach and now solely evolve under the abbreviated title – the Integrated Systems Model – alongside her senior associates and assistants Rachael Corbett, Cathy Rogers, Nicole McVarish and Tamarah Nerreter (www.learn.dianelee.ca).