Jeff Smith, Physical Therapist, OCS, CSCSJeff Smith, Physical Therapist and Clinical Manager
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Jeff is a Petoskey native since 1987 and a graduate of Petoskey High School in 1993. Jeff holds a Bachelor's degree in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University, and in May 2000 received his Master's degree in Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS) and in July, 2007, Jeff earned certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS). In addition, Jeff is in the process of completing his doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Jeff joined the staff Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center in 2000. His expertise is in Foot/Ankle rehabilitation, Orthotics, Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation and Joint replacement rehabilitation. Jeff and his wife, Heather, have two sons, Samuel and Charlie. When not spending time with his family, Jeff enjoys kayaking, skiing, and fly fishing. As a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Jeff consults the Grand Valley crew team, coaches’ soccer for the Petoskey Youth Soccer Association and teaches a Ski and Snowboard conditioning class each year.
Frail 2 Fit Balance Rehabilitation Program…Improving Balance, Restoring Lives!
Since Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center launched their Frail 2 Fit Balance Rehabilitation program last fall, we have been amazed at the response from our clients and results we’ve seen so far. Patients who have completed this program have reduced their fall risks and fall frequency, identified and eliminated fall risks, and established a program they are able to continue with on their own to maintain their improvements.
More importantly, we’ve seen our patients get back their confidence and functional mobility.
Martha Landis, a recent patient, expresses her experience with the Frail 2 Fit Balance Rehabilitation Program:
“Upon reading about the Frail 2 Fit program at the Sports Medicine Center, I thought I was not in either category. But I did realize I could use some help in regaining my former self-assurance in walking and using stairs. I decided to throw out my pride and admit I could use some help. This was the best decision I've made.
After two months, my balance is so much better. I can get in and out of a chair without pushing off, and I'm not hesitant when stepping off a curb.
The program at Sports Medicine Center is comprehensive in building muscle tone all over. Building confidence in oneself is the key to overcoming uncertainty. I recommend the program to "frail" people because we want to eliminate that word.” Martha Landis. Charlevoix, MI.
The most common thing we hear from our clients is “I wish I would have done this sooner.”
v Do you feel unsteady when walking?
v Are you less active today?
v Are you unable to do certain activities because of your balance, strength, or a recent injury?
v Do you take medications or have diabetes, high blood pressure or are overweight?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then there is something you can do!
Balance is a skill. You can keep it or relearn it by practicing it.