Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Diana is one of the few dual-board certified orthopedic manual physical therapists in NYC. She has earned the prestigious title of Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2015; a certification attained by less than 5% of physical therapists nationwide.

In 2017, she completed the rigorous NAIOMT (North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapists) earning the prestigious title of Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT).

Diana earned her doctorate in physical therapy with honors from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Prior to her doctorate degree, Diana studied at Quinnipiac University and attained a bachelors in science degree with honors. Diana was heavily involved in campus extracurriculars including serving as a cardio kick-boxing instructor, a resident assistant and active Hillel member.

Upon graduating UMDNJ, Diana stayed at Morristown Medical Center after completing the last rotation and worked with patients in acute care, rotating between orthopedics (post-op and trauma), neurology, pulmonary, oncology and ICU.

Diana later decided to fine-tune her manual skills and pursued her passion of working in an out-patient orthopedic setting. Working in a variety of out-patient clinics, Diana grew a large and loyal following. Diana’s treatments delivered results that patients were seeking: a pain-free active lifestyle where they had the education and tools to keep themselves feeling their very best.

Every session begins with a thorough assessment and history taking. Scanning the entire body for mal-alignment and asymmetries, Diana takes time to tease out the driver in a patient’s pain/dysfunction. This is the key to identifying the cause of the patient’s pain and discomfort. Working together to restore a patient’s prior level of function takes a skilled clinician and an intimate setting that truly allows for healing and educating.

When she’s not in the clinic, Diana enjoys teaching in the physical therapy department at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, marathon running and spending time with her family.

Ilena Elias

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Graston Technique Certified

Dr. Ilena Elias is a physical therapist at OrthoPro Physical Therapy who graduated from New York University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012.  She received her undergraduate degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University in 2009.  

Since graduating, Dr. Ilena has experience working primarily in the out-patient orthopedic setting, as well as in the pediatric and assisted living settings.  She has taken a wide range of continuing education courses including a variety of manual technique courses. She is a practitioner of Graston Technique, a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization used for a wide range of orthopedic pathologies.  Dr. Ilena is passionate about treating each individual using a combination of manual therapy and functional exercise based on the current best evidence. 

In her free time, Dr. Ilena enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and goldendoodle, as well as traveling, trying new restaurants, and staying active.

Sherry DubasH

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Yoga Instructor

Sherry is a board-certified PT in the State of NY and has been practicing since 2011. Sherry values quality over quantity, targeted yet holistic treatment sessions, and prevention after recovery. Having adopted the one-on-one based PT model, she observes a striking increase in percentage of quicker recovery time, a decrease in re-injury, and excellent compliance. Sherry’s passion is working with musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries using a creative approach that incorporates manual therapy techniques, yoga principles, and Kinesiotaping®.