Dr. Britt M. Smith

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Greetings, I am an Arizonan by upbringing, and an Oregonian by birth. I graduated from Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, AZ (my hometown), with a BS in physical therapy (1981). I moved to the Bay Area and worked in hospital in- and out-patient services for 2 years before going into various out-patient orthopaedic settings (private practice and hospital-based clinics). John King MSPT, Nancy Bryan MSPT and I started SOS Physical Therapy in Oakland, CA in 1987. I also was the physical therapist for the Oakland Ballet for 8 years and I instructed part-time at Samuel Merritt College, Oakland in the entry-level PT program.

During my time in the Bay Area, I was certified in Cyriax technique, I attended a year-long course at Folsom Physical Therapy (Michael Moore PT, Dennis Morgan DC, PT, Tim McGonigle PT, Kaltenborn-Evjenth Technique), a year-long course at Redwood Physical Therapy (Joe Farrell MSPT, FMAAOMPT, Maitland Technique), and I attended several manual therapy courses including Michigan State University (Philip Greeman DO) osteopathic courses. My teaching at Samuel Merritt College was primarily assisting Martha Jewell PhD, PT in anatomy and Patty Evan PhD, PT in ethics and other practice issues classes. I also assisted in orthopaedic classes. I initiated an advanced masters degree program at Samuel Merritt in 1994 (completed in 1997). Before leaving the Bay Area, I sat for the ABPTS board exam in orthopaedic clinical specialty (OCS, 1995, 2005).

I now live in Grand Junction, CO, with my wife Sue and two children, Suriya and Katie. Sue and I moved to Grand Junction in 1995 from Albany, CA to get started on our family. We opened our practice, SOAR Physical Therapy in 1997. I became a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) in 1999. I completed the transitional DPT program at Regis University in 2007. I've taught in the t-DPT program at NAU, since 2000 and I teach with the Regis University program. Our clinic is a fellowship site for the Regis University & EIM fellowship programs in manual physical therapy. I am serving as the West District Chairperson for the APTA and I am a committee chair (public relations) for the AAOMPT. The Colorado Chapter has honored me with the Bob Doctor Award (2007) and Outstanding Physical Therapist Award (2008). I recently persented in Colorado and Arizona for the APTA state chapters (2011) and at the mid-winter meeting of the Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine (Keystone, 2011).I look forward to continuing to serve the physical therapy community in the transition to a 'doctoring' profession.

Thank you.