Kristin Smith, PT, DPT, DSc - Align Conference



Kristin Smith, PT, DPT, DSc

Dr. Kristin Smith is a full time outpatient orthopedic clinician with some academic pursuits.  She completed her Bachelors of physical therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2000.  She achieved a Masters of Teaching from Chapman University in 2005 and a tDPT from Evidence in Motion in 2019. In 2018, she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists.  Currently, she is enrolled in the Doctorate of Science in physical therapy program at Bellin College.  Dr. Smith is actively engaged in multiple areas of research, including patient expectations and home exercise programs.  She continues to be a clinical instructor for entry-level students and an informal mentor to the other physical therapists in the clinic. She has a passion for knowledge and looks forward to continuing to progress her career more into academics and research.  Dr. Smith has three children and loves spending time with her husband and them outdoors camping and hiking whenever possible.