More about Alisa Smith
Through her extensive clinical experience and ongoing advanced studies, Alisa has developed an ability to treat multiple, complex diagnoses, while approaching each patient with the personalized care and individualized treatment plan they deserve. Alisa combines her strong knowledge of diverse rehabilitation approaches with her more intangible communication skills that motivate patients toward well-being to create personalized and effective treatment plans. Alisa realizes the mental and emotional toll that injury and pain can have on the body, and she is committed to functioning as a highly skilled and empathetic advocate who can walk with patients as they pursue wholeness again.
Alisa received a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-professional rehabilitation from Clemson University. She graduated with a Master of Rehabilitation Science degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003.
- 2003: Master of Rehabilitation Science in Physical Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina
- 2000: Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Rehabilitation, Clemson University
Through her more than seventeen years of clinical experience in patient-centered orthopedic care, Alisa has developed a range of skills that help educate and motivate patients toward recovery and health. Informed by a variety of clinical approaches including Maitland, Mulligan, Hesch, McKenzie, and Wilke, Alisa has developed skills in a range of rehabilitation methodologies that result in personalized patient recovery plans.
Alisa loves exploring all of the wonderful natural beauty of the Appalachian Highlands of east TN, including hiking and kayaking. She is an avid baker and lover of food, from canning jam in the summertime to baking and decorating cakes for special occasions year round.