Barbara is originally from Chicago. She graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Through her many years as a Physical Therapist, Barbara has worked in acute care, home health, pediatrics, outpatient rehabilitation, and research. She was on the academic advisory board for the Physical Therapist Assistant program at College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois. She was also an instructor for the program in the Physical Therapy Assistant program at College of DuPage for many years. Prior to coming to Commonwealth Orthopaedics, Barbara worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. where she continues to occasionally work as needed in the outpatient and inpatient Physical Therapy departments.