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Robyn Smith

Robyn Smith

Robyn Smith MS, PT, SCS, CGFI-M2

  • Director of Sports Physical Therapy Services, The Center for Physical Rehabilitation, Grand Rapids, MI

Robyn currently works at an out-patient orthopedic clinic The Center for Physical Rehabilitation in Grand Rapids, MI, where her responsibilities include direct patient care as well as management of the sports medicine program. Her main focus in her clinical hours includes working with athletes at all levels of competition, especially focusing on the running athlete. She has had the opportunity to work with recreational and competitive runners from the middle school to Olympic level including a previous Boston Marathon winner.


Robyn has been actively involved in her community serving as a volunteer board member for Girls on the Run, consultant for Merrell footwear, and providing educational seminars in running and triathlete injury prevention. Robyn has lectured nationally and internationally on topics including ACL injury prevention, foot and ankle mechanics, running mechanics and injury prevention, and SFMA. She has been a lab instructor at Grand Valley State University in multiple orthopedic classes and guest lectured for the Athletic Training program. Robyn received the Emerging Leader award in 2007. Robyn has co-authored a book chapter on The Physically Active Female and SPTS home study course Spine injuries in Sports.



  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, 1994

Current Professional Appointments

  • Director of Sports Physical Therapy Services, The Center for Physical Rehabilitation, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Advances in Clinical Education. Continuing Education Clinical Educator

Past Professional Appointments

  • Staff Physical Therapist, GRSportsCenter, Sports Medicine, Division of RehabPROS, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Grand Valley State University, Therapeutic Exercise Lab Instructor, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Grand Valley State University, Spinal Manual Therapy Assistant Professor, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Staff Physical Therapist, Kimberly O’Donnel P.T., P.C., Greenville, Michigan.
  • Staff Physical Therapist, Hackley Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Muskegon, Michigan.


  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist / Sports Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, The American Physical Therapy Association, 2003
  • Titleist Certified Fitness Instructor, Level II, Medical Professional
  • Emergency Responder

Professional Positions Held

  • Team Member, Membership Committee, Sports Physical Therapy Section, The American Physical Therapy Association, 2005-2013
  • Committee Member; Doctoral Thesis; Grand Valley State University
  • Consultant, Wolverine World Wide Corporation; Hush Puppies and Merrell Divisions.

Professional Memberships

  • The American Physical Therapy Association
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section, APTA
  • Michigan Physical Therapy Association

Awards and Honors

  • Emerging Leader Award, American Physical Therapy Association 2007.