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Welcome to Smithfield Physical Therapy Specialists

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

A quote has been attributed to Steve Jobs to the effect of, "You should never start a company with the goal of getting rich. Your goal should be making something you believe in and making a company that will last."

Here at Smithfield Physical Therapy Specialists, our aims are to serve as a resource for health to the Western Tidewater community; to deliver non-invasive care to help people with their muscle, bone, joint, and nerve pain in a one-on-one capacity; and to facilitate care that minimizes the direct costs to you.

Being a Resource

We utilize our platform to help serve with various community efforts such as serving on the Luter Family YMCA advisory board, serving on the Isle of Wight County Chamber of Commerce board, and providing financial sponsorship for youth sports groups.

We also recognize that sometimes all you need is a quick answer to a simple question – so we offer and encourage people reach out with these. If it's something that warrants thorough assessment and treatment, then we can pursue that, but if a simple answer can keep you healthy and moving, then we hope we can be a point of contact to address those needs as well.

Top-of-the-Line Care

We want to help as many people as we can, day in, day out. However, we also want to deliver the best care we can, and we believe that the best care consists of a few key elements. Your treatment should include things with research to support them. Interventions should not only help you feel better (i.e., symptom-modifying) but should actually help improve your health (i.e., condition-modifying). We believe firmly that your time is as valuable as your money, so if we can effectively meet your needs in a 30- or 45-minute visit, we don't need to keep you in the clinic for 60+ minutes with extra fluff. As we value our time with family, friends, hobbies, and passions, we aim to respect your time while delivering unmatched care efficiently.


"As much as is needed, as little as is necessary." Some of the faculty within the fellowship program I have done have routinely utilized this proverb. What this ultimately means in the context of care is this – we do what you need to get better, to improve. If you've been doing the same thing for weeks and there has been no change, no progression, then what is the purpose? Here, we strive to help you achieve your goals and to get back to where you want to be – and we want to do this by delivering what you need, nothing more and nothing less, in as few visits as are necessary.


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My wife and I have had numerous surgeries and injuries that required physical therapy as part of the recovery process. Joey has been our go-to therapist for years now. He has facilitated and guided our recovery from a total of three knee surgeries, three major spinal surgeries, and mobility/ambulatory problems. Joey does not use aides or technicians; the only person touching the patient is the Physical Therapist. In this scenario, the therapy can, and often is, modified on-the-go so that the patient receives the maximum benefit from each session. Remember that the patient is entitled to choose their therapist regardless of what the prescription form or referral implies. We have referred friends to Joey when they have needed ther…

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