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!