Darlene is a San Diego native and enjoys spending time with her family and friends exploring all that this amazing city has to offer. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from USC in 2003. She acquired her certified strength and conditioning specialist certificate, through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, in 2002. At UC Davis, she graduated with honors earning her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with emphasis in Physiology and a Minor in Nutrition Science with emphasis in biochemistry. She has exclusively worked in orthopedics and quality patient care is her top priority. She is a passionate, dedicated, and experienced physical therapist who treats patients as individuals catering to their specific needs, not just a diagnosis.
MANUAL THERAPY TRAINING:
Custom Care Physical Therapy is going to great lengths to ensure that the facility is sanitized and safe according to CDC guidelines. Thus, social distancing and wearing face masks has been strictly enforced.
Patients do not interact with other patients or healthcare workers, except for Dr. Darlene. She is going to great lengths to make all patients, especially 'high-risk', feel comfortable and safe in her care. This is easily accomplished because she ONLY works with patients one-on-one, to give them her undivided attention and the quality care they deserve.