Jeff Smith is the Clinical Director of SPEAR’s FiDi clinic at 30 Broad Street. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Misericordia University in Pennsylvania where he also earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Sport Management. Jeff’s clinical experience includes outpatient orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, acute rehabilitation and adult neurological rehabilitation. While at Misericordia, Jeff also helped co-found, open and operate Misericordia’s first pro bono Physical Therapy clinic.
Jeff’s interest in physical therapy stems from his long history of competing in athletics at the youth, high school, and collegiate level. During his undergraduate studies, Jeff was a member of Misericordia University’s football team. Jeff’s time competing in athletics and having to receive therapy himself were the driving forces that ignited his desire to become a physical therapist and help other athletes/active individuals return to their peak level of fitness and function. Jeff utilizes manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and education to help his patients reach and maintain their goals. He is currently studying to obtain his Certified Strength and Conditioning Certification so that he can better serve his patients.
When he’s not helping patients at SPEAR, Jeff enjoys staying active both physically and mentally by working out, reading, and studying at local coffee shops or the local library. In his free time, Jeff enjoys hiking, skiing, adventuring in the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.