You should have confidence in your body and the support to manage your symptoms.

 

But there is a problem….

• Complicated medical system
• Lack of understanding
• Lack of diagnosis

• Constant frustration
• Chronic pain & fear
• One size fits all approach

You should have confidence in your body and the support to manage your symptoms.

 

But there is a problem….

• Complicated medical system
• Lack of understanding
• Lack of diagnosis
• Constant frustration
• Chronic pain & fear
• One size fits all approach

Our team understands your frustration. We know what it feels like when someone does not understand your situation. We will help you step fully back into your life.

Our team understands your frustration. We know what it feels like when someone does not understand your situation. We will help you step fully back into your life.

Your plan to reduce pain

Schedule an initial evaluation

One-on-one with a doctor of physical therapy

Develop your strategy

We’ll carefully examine and diagnose your pain and together we’ll develop a treatment plan

Execute your treatment plan

Together, we’ll walk through every step of the treatment plan until your pain is resolved

How is Smith Performance Center Different?

Medicine, including physical therapy, is facing a crisis. The cost is out of control. Value is not clear. Practitioners are rushing from patient to patient and getting burned out. Patients don’t feel heard and get lost in the machinery of a gigantic healthcare system. 

 

Smith Performance Center was created to provide ever increasing value to our clients. Since this is our goal, we do not operate like a normal physical therapy clinic.

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  • One on one treatment
  • Co treats for complex, multi-site issues as needed
  • Case review with the entire physical therapy team
  • Focus on home plans
  • 3 level prognosis
  • Clarity on the plan
  • Data tracking and process improvement
  • Affordable treatment and planning for chronic and recurrent orthopedic and specific neurological conditions

How is Smith Performance Different?

Medicine, including physical therapy, is facing a crisis. The cost is out of control. Value is not clear. Practitioners are rushing from patient to patient and getting burned out. Patients don’t feel heard and get lost in the machinery of a gigantic healthcare system.

 

Smith Performance Center was created to provide ever increasing value to our clients. Since this is our goal, we do not operate like a normal physical therapy clinic.

READ MORE
  • One on one treatment
  • Co treats for complex, multi-site issues as needed
  • Case review with the entire physical therapy team
  • Focus on home plans
  • 3 level prognosis
  • Clarity on the plan
  • Data tracking and process improvement
  • Affordable treatment and planning for chronic and recurrent orthopedic and specific neurological conditions

Reviews

” The folks at SPC were extremely helpful in my recovery from a lower back disc injury. Their physical therapy and strength training programs helped me address strength imbalances so that I could return to my normal athletic activities. They were always professional and focused on my individual needs as a client. This is not a one-size-fits-all program; they will tailor your program to your specific needs and work with you to accomplish whatever athletic goals you have!”

– Kat H.

After being mis-diagnosed twice, involving surgery and stents, I contacted Smith Performance Center for help in relieving pain in my hips when I would walk even short distances. I was given instructions on a procedure to do daily, and found that within days I was able to to walk further and further with out pain. I’m so happy that I can now resume normal activities again after 10 years of pain. “

– Bill W.

“Smith Performance has been so very helpful in getting me back to where I want to be physically. After knee and hip surgery, I was discouraged with persistent pain. After working with Sarah, Craig, Sean and Nate over the last 18 months, I am back to doing most of what I was before my injuries. At this point the only thing limiting me is time. Thanks Team Smith!”

– David R.

“Amazing results! I initially went to SPC on a recommendation from a co-worker to deal with some occasional knee pain when I was running and cycling. That was in March. Within 4 weeks the pain was dealt with and I enrolled in their Health and Human Performance program. I hadn’t been in the gym consistently since before the CVOID lockdowns. Over the intervening 8 months, I’ve been attending consistently and the results are tangible. I’m lifting heavier, without pain, than I ever have before. The SPC method of tailored workouts paired with open PT clinics truly works. And the fitness carries over into all aspects of my life. Craig, Sarah, Sean, Nate, Max, and the entire team are true professionals, and their personal touch and interest in seeing me succeed in my fitness goals keep me coming back for more. Can’t recommend them highly enough.”

– Mark W.

“I visited Smith Performance Center for a strained neck or pinched nerve that wasn’t going away no matter what I did and was causing me not to have a restful night sleep. Sarah Smith spent a fair amount of time learning about my lifestyle and background and focusing on the pain that I was experiencing. After one visit the pain was reduced 50%. After the second visit the pain was reduced 90%. I had a final visit to finally solve the problem.

I was most impressed that Sarah Smith said with confidence, she could correct my issue I was having within three visits and if this didn’t happen she would stop the therapy. Most practitioners will have you keep coming back and continuing to receive payments. I highly recommend Smith Performance Center and their high integrity.”

James U.

MEET YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY TEAM:

Sarah Smith – Physical Therapist

Dr. Sarah Smith PT, DPT is a physical therapist and co-owner of Smith Performance Center. She specializes in musculoskeletal injuries, with her focus being on spine injuries. This includes whiplash injuries, cervical dysfunction and headaches, as well as low back and hip pain. Dr. Smith earned her clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy through Northern Arizona University.  

Dr. Smith practices with a combination of manual therapy, movement analysis, therapeutic exercise, and a long term perspective for care.  She is interested in developing long term exercise programs to maintain a healthy lifestyle and optimize quality of life.  She has worked with all different levels of injury, from the professional athlete, to someone who is just beginning an activity regimen, but is limited by pain or injury. 

Dr. Smith believes in life long learning, to continually improve and develop her practice as a physical therapist.

Edith Yee – Physical Therapist

Dr. Edith Yee, PT, DPT, COMT earned her clinical doctorate of physical therapy at Duke University. She has specialized on the treatment of the spine and for the last ten years has worked at the Neurological Institute Spine Center in Tucson where spine pathologies are rehabilitated in both post-surgical and non-surgical patients. 

Developing the ability to help people live their best lives has always been a strong driving force in Dr. Yee’s decision to pursue the healing arts. Physical activity has provided her with consistent benefits in her own physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and becoming a physical therapist has allowed her to help others realize the benefits of becoming and staying active. In addition, it has proven to be a field that has allowed her to educate and empower her patients in caring for their bodies from the full spectrum of injury to performance.

At Smith Performance Center Dr. Yee will focus on evaluating and creating physical therapy treatment plans for HHP members seen in the open clinic sessions. In addition, she contributes in her area of specialty, treatment of the spine, particularly the lumbar spine and lower extremity pathologies that involve the lumbar spine. 

Outside of physical therapy Dr. Yee enjoys mountain biking, running, and her new found love, golfing.

Craig Smith – Physical Therapist

Dr. Craig Smith PT DPT is a physical therapist focused on the lower extremity and gait.    Dr. Smith earned his clinical doctorate in physical therapy at Northern Arizona University where he graduated with distinction and was awarded the Distinguished Graduate for the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.   Dr. Smith also graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and was awarded the Outstanding Major of the Year in Exercise Science for Nebraska Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 

Clinically, Dr. Smith is interested in the diagnosis, movement impairments, dysfunctional gait, and running analysis along with long term development, injury risk reduction, and habitual exercise. 

MEET YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY TEAM:

Sarah Smith

Physical Therapist

Dr. Sarah Smith PT, DPT is a physical therapist and co-owner of Smith Performance Center. She specializes in musculoskeletal injuries, with her focus being on spine injuries. This includes whiplash injuries, cervical dysfunction and headaches, as well as low back and hip pain. Dr. Smith earned her clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy through Northern Arizona University.  

Dr. Smith practices with a combination of manual therapy, movement analysis, therapeutic exercise, and a long term perspective for care.  She is interested in developing long term exercise programs to maintain a healthy lifestyle and optimize quality of life.  She has worked with all different levels of injury, from the professional athlete, to someone who is just beginning an activity regimen, but is limited by pain or injury. 

Dr. Smith believes in life long learning, to continually improve and develop her practice as a physical therapist.

Edith Yee

Physical Therapist

Dr. Edith Yee, PT, DPT, COMT earned her clinical doctorate of physical therapy at Duke University. She has specialized on the treatment of the spine and for the last ten years has worked at the Neurological Institute Spine Center in Tucson where spine pathologies are rehabilitated in both post-surgical and non-surgical patients. 

Developing the ability to help people live their best lives has always been a strong driving force in Dr. Yee’s decision to pursue the healing arts. Physical activity has provided her with consistent benefits in her own physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and becoming a physical therapist has allowed her to help others realize the benefits of becoming and staying active. In addition, it has proven to be a field that has allowed her to educate and empower her patients in caring for their bodies from the full spectrum of injury to performance.

At Smith Performance Center Dr. Yee will focus on evaluating and creating physical therapy treatment plans for HHP members seen in the open clinic sessions. In addition, she contributes in her area of specialty, treatment of the spine, particularly the lumbar spine and lower extremity pathologies that involve the lumbar spine. 

Outside of physical therapy Dr. Yee enjoys mountain biking, running, and her new found love, golfing.

Craig Smith

Physical Therapist

Dr. Craig Smith PT DPT is the owner and director of Smith Performance Center.  He is a physical therapist, strength coach, researcher, and adjunct faculty at Northern Arizona University.    Dr. Smith earned his clinical doctorate in physical therapy at Northern Arizona University where he graduated with distinction and was awarded the Distinguished Graduate for the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.   Dr. Smith also graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and was awarded the Outstanding Major of the Year in Exercise Science for Nebraska Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.  While earning his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, he spent the majority of his time in the performance lab. 

During his sophomore year in college,  a series of ankle sprains while playing football led to a career-ending injury.   It was the start of a journey to help others in the same situation through physical therapy, strength training, and research.  He became deeply interested in research making his first contribution by presenting at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research as a senior in college.  He continued to pursue information on how rehabilitation melded with a return to normal daily activities and movement. Dr. Smith has researched and published (topics including injury prevention, movement screening, the foot and knee) in numerous journals and given lectures regionally and nationally.

Clinically, Dr. Smith is interested in the diagnosis, movement impairments, dysfunctional gait, and running analysis along with long term athletic development with a focus on injury risk reduction and screening.  He has trained with the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine and in the Doctor of Science Program at Texas Tech University.  Dr. Smith formed Smith Performance Center in order to combine clinical research with an innovative health care model.  He specializes in specific long term strength and conditioning programming, return to play evaluations, running and foot biomechanical analysis, and physical therapy.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

 

How do I come to physical therapy?

In the state of Arizona, you can come directly to physical therapy.  You do not need a script from a physician to be examined, evaluated, or treated.  

Do you take my insurance?

Smith Performance Center is a fee for service clinic.  We are not contracted with any insurance companies or Medicare.  If you do have insurance, you can be provided a receipt of billing codes that can be submitted to your insurance for reimbursement for an out of network treatment.  The amount of reimbursement will vary with different carriers.   Smith Performance Center does not submit your claim for reimbursement.  If you would like to know the normal reimbursement rate for your specific insurance, call your insurance provider and ask about reimbursement for “out of network Physical Therapy” treatment.  Also make sure to ask if pre-authorization or other requirements prior to treatment are necessary for reimbursement.  Due to the amount of different insurance policies, Smith Performance Center cannot know the specifics of your plan.

Why does Smith Performance Center not take insurance?

Physical therapy clinics that take insurance normally schedule at least 2 patients per hour.  Patients are taken through exercises by assistants and there can be significant time devoted to passive modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation.  This does not support the one on one model used at Smith Performance Center.  Each patient will have a full hour with the physical therapist.  Time will not be spent on activities that allow us to bill more without being present.  Instead your physical therapist will focus on what gets you better and back to your life.  This will result in faster recovery and results, helping you to achieve your goals.

What is a superbill and can I get it to submit to my insurance?

Smith Performance Center can provide a superbill of your visits to submit to your insurance carrier.  This includes ICD 10 codes, CPT codes, place of service, cost, units, and date of service.  We put on the superbill that you have paid in full for the service and all reimbursement needs to be sent to you. We have found that if you submit a superbill to insurance, you need to point out that it has been paid in full or they will send the payment to Smith Performance.  

 

A superbill is different from a receipt (or paid invoice) that only includes the amount paid for the service. 

 

We do not speak with insurance companies about billing.  

Location

1684 S Research Loop
Suite 508 and 518
Tucson, AZ 85710
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Email

admin@smithperformancecenter.com

Phone

520-398-4886

Fax

520-398-4775

Location

1684 S Research Loop
Suite 508 and 518
Tucson, AZ 85710
GET DIRECTIONS

Email

admin@smithperformancecenter.com

Phone

520-398-4886

Fax

520-398-4775