Meet Our Team

Adam Smith

Adam Smith

S. Adam Smith, PT, OCS graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina and has been a physical therapist since 2003. As a student he was elected President of the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) National Student Conclave and upon graduation was awarded the APTA’s Mary McMillan Award. This award is given on an annual basis to the top physical therapy students in the country. He is a graduate of Kaiser Permanente’s prestigious Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program in Los Angeles, CA.

In 2005, Adam was recognized as an orthopaedic clinical specialist (OCS). To achieve this status a physical therapist must prove he has had the experience and gained the knowledge to pass a rigorous specialization exam. Adam has treated patients of all ages. He has had extensive experience treating athletes of all levels; ranging from the weekend warrior, to past and present Olympians and professional athletes.

In 2007, he was recognized by the APTA and its Orthopaedic Section as one of 18 Emerging Leaders of the Profession.

Adam was born and raised in Long Island, NY and first came to South Carolina to play baseball at Wofford College. After staying in South Carolina to attend MUSC, Adam moved to Los Angeles to complete an orthopaedic physical therapy residency. He enjoyed living in Los Angeles for 5 years before moving back to Charleston to pursue his dream of opening Joints in Motion Physical Therapy and Wellness.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys spending time with his extraordinary wife, Sarah, watching his beautiful daughters, Aria and Cali, grow, playing baseball, running, and working out in the gym. Despite moving to South Carolina, he remains faithful to his NY Mets and NY Jets!

Nicole Neill

Nicole Neill

Nicole Neill was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. She originally became interested in physical therapy after undergoing rehabilitation following a soccer injury. This experience along with her desire to help others drove her to pursue physical therapy as her career. Nicole attended the University of South Carolina and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University. She recently obtained her Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification to increase her manual therapy skills and improve the quality of care she is able to give to her patients. Nicole loves living in Charleston and when she is not in the clinic, she enjoys running, trying out new local restaurants, and spending time at the beach.

Jack Maynard

Jack Maynard

Jack moved from Athens, Ohio to Charleston after attaining his Doctorate of Physical from Ohio University in 2016. Jack has a passion for orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. He is grateful for the new friends he has made in Charleston, and could not be happier to be working in this welcoming community. Outside of work, Jack enjoys an active lifestyle. You can find him playing baseball, riding his bike, or working out. Although no longer in Ohio, Jack still holds a love for the Cleveland sports teams. GO TRIBE!

Katie Hicks

Katie Hicks

Katie joined Joints in Motion Physical Therapy in Wellness in June 2017 after graduating from the University of Montana with her Doctor of Physical Therapy. As a student, she was awarded the Catherine Goodman Deserving Student Scholarship, and the Nora Staael Evert Professional Achievement Award for excellence in leadership, motivation, attitude, professionalism and program involvement. Additionally, she worked as graduate assistant for the Neural Injury Center, performing testing and research collection for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) for veterans. As she embarks on her professional career, Katie has entered into an orthopedic residency for the next year here at Joints in Motion, with the goal of becoming an orthopedic specialist.

Katie has a strong background in athletics and has participated in a variety of sports throughout her life. In college, she was a Division I swimmer and water polo player, achieving All-American status twice at Loyola Marymount University in water polo. She went on to train for a short time with the US Nation Team in water polo before graduating college and moving on to her first career in graphic design. After experiencing a back injury, she found the value of physical therapy for musculoskeletal health and decided to become a physical therapist herself. She has interest treating chronic low back pain, running injuries and the shoulder, but loves all aspects of physical therapy from athletes to the elderly. In her free time, she likes to scuba dive, fish, hunt, camp and be outdoors enjoying God’s creation.

Amanda Ferro-Duncan

Amanda Ferro-Duncan

Amanda was originally born in Toms River, NJ. However, she and her family decided to head for warmer weather and moved to South Carolina. Amanda has been living in the Charleston area ever since and helped her family operate what many consider was the best pizza shop in the area. Amanda enjoys spending all her free time with her family. She also feels blessed to have 4 beautiful children and lucky to be married to a great man. Here at Joints In Motion, Amanda’s smile and witty personality might be the first thing you experience at our clinic. If you come in during the day she will be the one that greets you, helps you with your schedule, and confirms your insurance information.