DR. ANGELA H. SMITH PT, DPT, ATC

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist(SCS)

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The Woman Behind 

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Prior to founding PhysioFit Delaware, Angela worked for 12 years as a physical therapist, clinical instructor, and residency mentor in University of Delaware’s Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinic, while serving as a Research PT and Assistant Professor of Practice in the nation’s #1 ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She continues to serve as the Research PT for UD's ACL Injury Lab and the Delaware Tendon Research Group.

 

As part of an elite group of physical therapists nationwide, Angela holds dual certification as a Board Certified Specialist in both Orthopedics and Sports by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She provides continuing education at the professional level via national presentations on sports medicine topics and authorship of book chapters and journal articles on ACL and tendon injuries.

 

Angela is a fitness enthusiast and die-hard Philly sports fan.  She played soccer for over 20 years, has completed several sprint triathlons and one (and only one!) marathon. These days you will find her up before the sun working out at her local CrossFit box. Angela enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, 3 young children, and lovable lab mix. 

 

At PhysioFit Delaware, Angela brings her rich clinical experience, rooted in evidence-based treatment and cutting-edge research, to the private practice setting.  She looks forward to working within the greater Delaware community to help others build, maintain, and engage in an active lifestyle via personalized, one-on-one care. 

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Raising the Bar

Dr. Smith is devoted to raising the standard of care of 

physical therapy in Delaware and on a national level.

From mentoring the next generation of physical  therapists, to expanding the opportunities of sport through the Paralympic Movement, to guiding cutting-edge research within the clinical setting, Angela is consistently advancing the profession and advocating for the ability of everyone to live a healthy & active life.

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Degrees & Certifications

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy - University of Delaware

  • Bachelors of Science, Athletic Training - University of Delaware

  • NATBOC Certified Athletic Trainer

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS)

  • American Red Cross Emergency First Responder 

 

Professional Appointments and Memberships

  • Research Physical Therapist - University of Delaware

    • Delaware Tendon Research Group

    • ACL Injury Lab

  • Adjunct Professor - University of Delaware

  • President - Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

  • National Medical Classifier - Paralympic Track & Field 

  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association 

  • Member, Delaware Physical Therapy Association

  • Member, National Athletic Trainers' Association

Awards

  • American Physical Therapy Association Sports Physical Therapy Section

                 Excellence in Research Award - 2018

Peer Reviewed Publications

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