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Zachary Smith, PT, DPT

Philosophy of Care

I have great pride in my profession of physical therapy. I take the extra time to get to know my patients in order to understand their individual impairments and treat their functional limitations, not just their medical diagnosis. I also believe educating my patients about their condition and ways to help maintain improvements is just as important as any treatment I can provide in the clinic. That being said, I also understand and utilize manual therapy techniques during my treatments for a variety of reasons, as I feel this is another area where the profession of physical therapy can really make a difference, especially in the first few weeks of treatment after an injury or surgery. Finally, as a member of the sports medicine special interest group, I love treating patients who have personal goals to get back to sports or wellness exercise, whether it’s getting an athlete back to the field before the season is over, or getting a patient back to a cardiovascular walking or running routine to improve their general health.

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • General Physical Therapy
    • Sports Medicine
    • Spine Therapy


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, spine and balance/gait


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    Anything related to sports: football, basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, walking my dog, and cooking


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School Govenors State University
    Graduation Date 05/2014
    Degree Doctor of Physical Therapy

    School North Central College
    Graduation Date 06/2011
    Degree B.A. Biochemistry

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