Diana Fassett Physical Therapist
Success Physical Therapy
2472 N. Pantano Rd
Tucson, AZ 85715
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
-Booker T. Washington
To create a physical therapy practice environment that promotes patient-centered care and superior customer service.
To utilize evidence-based practice in exercise progression, manual therapy, and the integration of the bio-psycho-social model of care.
To encourage each patient in finding a balance in life as they work towards their individual physical therapy goals.
To promote patient success based on patient-therapist problem solving at each treatment session.
To educate patients and the community in the role of pelvic floor health and wellness.
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” -Abraham Lincoln
Treatments include manual (hands-on) techniques, exercise instruction, optimization of posture and biomechanics, gait training, extensive patient education, and other therapeutic modalities to relieve pain and improve muscular function.
Hands-on manual therapy techniques are provided in the comfort of private treatment rooms.
We offer an extensive series of educational classes. We strive to embody the physical therapist’s role as a community educator regarding the benefits of physical therapy and the unique role of the physical therapist.
Utilizing an integrated approach to physical therapy; we will act as a resource between patients and additional services or providers that may complement your physical therapy sessions
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu
American Physical Therapy Association
International Pelvic Pain Society
International Society for the study of Women’s Sexual Health
Diana Fassett, BS, PT
“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.”
Diana Fassett earned her Bachelors of Science degree in physical therapy from the University of Vermont, and has practiced physical therapy in Tucson, Arizona since 2000. Diana initially worked as a multidisciplinary physical therapist, including two years as a liaison physical therapist to the emergency department at St. Joseph’s Hospital. During her clinically rotations for her physical therapy curriculum, she first discovered women’s health physical therapy. In 2001, when she was presented with an opportunity to begin working with women’s health patients, Diana recognized an unmet need and became aware of the numerous individuals who lack proper diagnosis and education regarding their pelvic floor symptoms. Diana has devoted the last 14 years creating comprehensive pelvic floor physical therapy and wellness services, including educational lectures to patients, peers, and professional colleagues. to read more about pelvic floor dysfunctions click here…
Diana first obtained a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Health Studies from Iowa State University in 1987. Diana then spent five years in Kansas City working in areas of corporate fitness, hospital-based wellness programs, personal training, and coaching. She also followed her love of horses and volunteered for an equine-assisted therapy program. Working with clients undergoing physical rehabilitation, she was inspired to broaden her skills by returning to school to pursue a career in physical therapy.
As the area of “women’s health” has evolved into comprehensive pelvic floor physical therapy for men, women, and children, Diana now specializes in the evaluation and treatment of multiple pelvic floor conditions. In addition, she maintains a passion for incorporating her sports and athletic background into her physical therapy sessions with endurance sport athletes and equestrian enthusiasts. Having competed in multiple triathlons and run the Big Sur Marathon, Diana can appreciate the physical requirements for the endurance athlete to return to competition. She works with patients and athletes of all levels; optimizing symptom resolution through functional movement rehabilitation.
Diana sees patients with a wide variety of diagnosis; who have been referred to her from medical specialists including gynecology, urology, orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, gastroenterology and colorectal surgery.
SUCCESS Physical Therapy is the culmination of Diana’s passion for pelvic floor physical therapy with her vision for a clinic that incorporates attentive application of exercise and sport science with one that embodies wellness education as the perfect adjunct to her physical therapy practice.
Certificate of Advance Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (CAPP) Diana attained her specialty certification in 2006, she has advanced training in evaluation and treatment for men and women with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, pelvic pain, pudendal neuralgia, coccyx (tailbone) pain, urinary and bowel incontinence, and sexual dysfunction.
Physical Therapy for Pediatric Voiding Dysfunction
In 2006, Diana also received specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of children with pediatric voiding dysfunction (daytime urinary or bowel leakage, nighttime bedwetting, and constipation). She enjoys educating her patients (and their parents) about pediatric pelvic floor conditions. Diana offers creative problem solving with families regarding management/resolution of these sometimes challenging issues.
Physical Therapy during Pregnancy
Diana has pursued extensive continuing education in the evaluation and treatment of patients with both general orthopedic and pregnancy-related orthopedic impairments. “Pregnancy related discomforts are common, but debilitating orthopedic pain, especially pain that limits basic daily functions and limits social interactions, IS NOT NORMAL during pregnancy, and there is something that you can do about it!”
Classes are available for basic information, and individualized physical therapy services are available to evaluate and treat musculoskeletal impairments during pregnancy.
Physical Therapy for Patients with High Risk Pregnancy on Bed Rest
Diana has worked closely with occupational therapist colleagues for eight years; creating an educational program regarding the physical and psycho-social challenges that can affect patients on bed rest. Research on bed rest is based on astronaut studies! Physical therapy education, resources, and support can help patients and their families minimize or prevent the negative physiological effects of bed rest. Physical therapy consults are available with recommendation from your obstetrician, nurse practitioner or midwife.