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!
Jack Maynard, PT, DPT, OCS
Jack grew up in Kent, Ohio and received his undergraduate degree and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Ohio University. Jack Moved to Charleston in 2016 and joined the Joints in Motion team. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) and has additional certification in manual therapy and dry needling.
He has a passion for orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, and enjoys working with people of all ages to help them reach their health and wellness goals. Jack's goal is to combine his advanced knowledge of evidenced based practice, exercise, and manual therapy to help get people out of pain and be the best versions of themselves.
Outside of work, Jack enjoys traveling with his wife, Carly, and dog Peevey, spending time with friends and family, and staying active.
Matt Fansler, PT, DPT, OCS
Matt joined Joints in Motion Physical Therapy and Wellness after graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2019. A native of Silver Spring, MD, Matt has been in the Charleston area since 2009. He worked in finance for 11 years prior to deciding to attend physical therapy school. Matt started his orthopedic residency here at Joints in Motion in September, 2019, with the goal of becoming an orthopedic specialist. He also is an adjunct faculty member at MUSC helping to teach their musculoskeletal lab coursework.
Matt was an All-American age group swimmer and transitioned to triathlon as an adult. He is a USA triathlon certified coach and has a special interest in treating runners of all levels. In his spare time you can find Matt swimming, biking, running and enjoying all things outdoors.
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.
Natalie Hipp, PT, DPT
Natalie grew up in Pinehurst, North Carolina and received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Natalie returned to Charleston in 2022 to join the Joints in Motion Physical Therapy and Wellness team.
Natalie hopes to help people of all ages work to reach their goals in order to get them back to doing what they are passionate about. During Physical Therapy school, Natalie worked with her school's Injury Prevention Program and Sports Clinic to help local Charleston athletes build strength, improve movement patterns, prevent injury, and return to sports. She grew up playing high school soccer and loves working with athletes of all ages. She has a certification in dry needling and plans to return to school for an Orthopedic Residency in the near future.
When not working, Natalie enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, and being active. She is an adjunct faculty member at MUSC helping to teach their musculoskeletal lab coursework. She loves exploring Charleston and all it has to offer!
Alison Brown, PTA
Alison is originally from Port Orchard, Washington and moved to South Carolina in 2022. In high school, Alison was very involved in sports medicine. After suffering from a knee injury and requiring surgery and rehabilitation, she realized Physical Therapy would be a very fun and rewarding career. She later graduated from Olympic College in Bremerton, WA earning her Associates degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2020. Alison has worked with patients aged 6-96, and has a passion for both sports rehab and fall prevention training. Alison loves to educate her patients on life long skills related to managing their conditions, and teach them ways to continue to improve at home once they are no longer in need of physical therapy services.
In her free time, Alison enjoys hanging out with her husband, Brandon, and her sweet pup, Riggs. She also loves camping, hiking, woodworking, and DIYing projects around her 100 year old farmhouse.
Kaitlyn Fowler, Front Desk Administrator
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