To stay healthy, you have to stay physically active.

But there are barriers…

• Chronic & recurring injuries
• Lack of understanding or experience
• Confusing rehab programs

• Fear of re-injury
• Lack of holistic approach
• One size fits all programming

To stay healthy, you have to stay physically active.

But there are barriers

• Chronic & Recurring injuries
• Lack of understanding or experience
• Confusing rehab programs
• Fear of re-injury
• Lack of holistic approach
• One size fits all programming

 

You shouldn’t stop activity because you are in pain. We understand how frustrating it is to recover from an injury. Our team develops individual health & human performance programs, integrated with physical therapy, to help you thrive.

 

You shouldn’t stop activity because you are in pain. We understand how frustrating it is to recover from an injury. Our team develops individual health & human performance programs, integrated with physical therapy, to help you thrive.

Your plan to stay active

Schedule a free onboarding session

One-on-one with a Health & Human Performance Coach

Develop your individualized program

We’ll lay out your goals & examine your movement patterns

Execute your plan

Guided sessions, early injury detection with Physical Therapy and program reviewed by SPC team

How can you build confidence and remain active for life?

Injury is the number one reason people stop activity, followed closely by a lack of time or not knowing what is best to do. This leads to an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle along with the feelings frustration, confusion, and guilt.

You can break this cycle. You can learn the fundamentals and develop a strong foundation. 

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  • An individualized program
  • Support to develop a lifelong exercise habit
  • Fundamental movements in a progressive exercise program
  • Programming that includes strength, conditioning, movement, mobility, stability, balance and rehab management
  • A long term mindset with periodic coach check-ins
  • A team of health professionals monitoring your program

How can you build confidence and remain active for life?

Injury is the number one reason people stop activity, followed closely by a lack of time or not knowing what is best to do. This leads to an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle along with the feelings frustration, confusion, and guilt.

You can break this cycle. You can learn the fundamentals and develop a strong foundation. 

READ MORE
  • An individualized program
  • Support to develop a lifelong exercise habit
  • Fundamental movements in a progressive exercise program
  • Programming that includes strength, conditioning, movement, mobility, stability, balance and rehab management
  • A long term mindset with periodic coach check-ins
  • A team of health professionals monitoring your program

PRICING

PRICING

MEET YOUR HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE COACH:

Craig Smith- Director of Health & Human Performance Program

Dr. Craig Smith PT DPT is the owner and director of Smith Performance Center.  He is a physical therapist, 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.  In 2020, he was also awarded the Excellence in Achievement Award by a Recent Graduate Award for Northern Arizona University.

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 at University of Nebraska.  He continued to pursue information on how rehabilitation melded with a return to normal daily activities and movement.

Dr. Smith has presented research findings at the American Society of Biomechanics National Conference and the American College of Sport Medicine Annual Meeting and at numerous local meetings on topics surrounding injury screening and prevention.   He has lectured locally, regionally and nationally for various organizations.  Most recently he discussed injury and injury prevention at the NEXT National Conference for the American Physical Therapy Association in 2020.

He has published articles and abstracts in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Orthopedic and Sport Physical Therapy, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Sports Medicine, and Lower Extremity Review.  Dr. Smith and his colleagues, Dr. Warren and Dr. Chimera, were selected as one of the “Best Clinic Case/Research Submissions” at the 60th Annual Meeting and 4th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine.  Current research projects are underway investigating female athlete risk for injury in collegiate sport utilizing clinical screening tools.  He is also involved in research surrounding the evolution of the human knee and its impact on injury.  This has been presented at the Western Bioarchaeology Group Conference.  A list of publications can be found here  on google scholar.

Dr. Smith has been involved with coaching for high school, collegiate and professional athletes.  He has started multiple programs focused on health and exercise for athletes, individuals with chronically injury, pregnancy, and firefighters.  These experiences combined with his clinical expertise and research led to the formation of the Health and Human Performance Program. In his position as the Director of the Health and Human Performance, he focuses on the direction of the program and carrying out the mission to keep the Smith Performance Center Community active, healthy, and moving for their entire life.

Nate Corsi – Exercise Physiologist & Strength Coach

Nate Corsi received a Masters in Exercise Science with a specific interest in endurance training and biomechanics at Texas State University in 2017. During his master’s program, he was a Research Assistant in the Health and Human Performance Department, assisting with research on physical activity in non-traditional sports/exercise. Also during this time, he was an assistant mountain biking coach for San Marcos High School. Immediately after graduation, he worked as a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer at a private gym for youth athletes.

Before moving to Texas, Nate completed a Bachelor’s degree at Northern Arizona University in 2014 in Exercise Science with minors in Health and Wellness and Chemistry. He then worked in physical therapy where he found his passion for implementing specific exercise to improve both health and performance.

As a local Tucsonan, Nate competed in Southern Arizona Roadrunner events and as a Pima Community College Track and Field/Cross Country runner with a specialty in the 10k. During his bachelors and masters Nate was an active member of the club triathlon and cycling teams. Nate is currently increasing his training volume for cycling and triathlon competitions.

Nate currently is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA CSCS), USA Weightlifting level 1, and USA Cycling level 3. He is happily committed to his dog, Hunter.

Max Nolen – Strength Coach

After moving to Tucson to work at the family business, Truly Nolen Pest Control, Max Nolen began interning with the Health and Human Performance Department at Smith Performance in the fall of 2017. Originally, Max was interested in personal training, but after experiencing the group setting at Smith Performance Center, he realized it was a better fit for him. Upon completion of his internship, Max became a Performance Coach at Smith Performance Center in the Summer of 2018.

Max, a Florida native, earned his Associates of Arts degree from Brevard College in Cocoa, Florida. Upon completion of his Associates degree, he continued at University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he studied Sports and Exercise Science.

Max currently holds the Personal Certification of Training from American Council of Exercise (ACE). He has completed the ACE Sports Nutrition Program and plans to continue his education in the Exercise Science field, as well as become a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist (CSCS).

Max is very excited to join the staff at Smith Performance and is looking forward to future studies.

Sean McConnell – Rehab Coordinator | Strength Coach

Sean McConnell is passionate, dedicated and competitive with strength development. A sport-related injury, that resulted in surgery, provided a newfound understanding and respect for physical therapy. After years of sports and injuries, crossed paths with Craig Smith at Smith Performance Center.

McConnell has a unique perspective of the Health & Human Performance program at SPC. His passion for the long-term athletic development model used at SPC started in 2017 and encouraged him to not only continue his own personal strength training goals but also become part of the strength coaching team. He is excited to encourage others in their personal journeys of strength training and physical therapy.

MEET YOUR HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE COACH:

Craig Smith

Director of Health & Human Performance Program

Dr. Craig Smith PT DPT is the owner and director of Smith Performance Center.  He is a physical therapist, 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.  In 2020, he was also awarded the Excellence in Achievement Award by a Recent Graduate Award for Northern Arizona University.

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 at University of Nebraska.  He continued to pursue information on how rehabilitation melded with a return to normal daily activities and movement.

Dr. Smith has presented research findings at the American Society of Biomechanics National Conference and the American College of Sport Medicine Annual Meeting and at numerous local meetings on topics surrounding injury screening and prevention.   He has lectured locally, regionally and nationally for various organizations.  Most recently he discussed injury and injury prevention at the NEXT National Conference for the American Physical Therapy Association in 2020.

He has published articles and abstracts in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Orthopedic and Sport Physical Therapy, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Sports Medicine, and Lower Extremity Review.  Dr. Smith and his colleagues, Dr. Warren and Dr. Chimera, were selected as one of the “Best Clinic Case/Research Submissions” at the 60th Annual Meeting and 4th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine.  Current research projects are underway investigating female athlete risk for injury in collegiate sport utilizing clinical screening tools.  He is also involved in research surrounding the evolution of the human knee and its impact on injury.  This has been presented at the Western Bioarchaeology Group Conference.  A list of publications can be found here  on google scholar.

Dr. Smith has been involved with coaching for high school, collegiate and professional athletes.  He has started multiple programs focused on health and exercise for athletes, individuals with chronically injury, pregnancy, and firefighters.  These experiences combined with his clinical expertise and research led to the formation of the Health and Human Performance Program. In his position as the Director of the Health and Human Performance, he focuses on the direction of the program and carrying out the mission to keep the Smith Performance Center Community active, healthy, and moving for their entire life.

Nate Corsi

Exercise Physiologist & Strength Coach

Nate Corsi received a Masters in Exercise Science with a specific interest in endurance training and biomechanics at Texas State University in 2017. During his master’s program, he was a Research Assistant in the Health and Human Performance Department, assisting with research on physical activity in non-traditional sports/exercise. Also during this time, he was an assistant mountain biking coach for San Marcos High School. Immediately after graduation, he worked as a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer at a private gym for youth athletes.

Before moving to Texas, Nate completed a Bachelor’s degree at Northern Arizona University in 2014 in Exercise Science with minors in Health and Wellness and Chemistry. He then worked in physical therapy where he found his passion for implementing specific exercise to improve both health and performance.

As a local Tucsonan, Nate competed in Southern Arizona Roadrunner events and as a Pima Community College Track and Field/Cross Country runner with a specialty in the 10k. During his bachelors and masters Nate was an active member of the club triathlon and cycling teams. Nate is currently increasing his training volume for cycling and triathlon competitions.

Nate currently is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA CSCS), USA Weightlifting level 1, and USA Cycling level 3. He is happily committed to his dog, Hunter.

Max Nolen

Strength Coach

After moving to Tucson to work at the family business, Truly Nolen Pest Control, Max Nolen began interning with the Health and Human Performance Department at Smith Performance in the fall of 2017. Originally, Max was interested in personal training, but after experiencing the group setting at Smith Performance Center, he realized it was a better fit for him. Upon completion of his internship, Max became a Performance Coach at Smith Performance Center in the Summer of 2018.

Max, a Florida native, earned his Associates of Arts degree from Brevard College in Cocoa, Florida. Upon completion of his Associates degree, he continued at University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he studied Sports and Exercise Science.

Max currently holds the Personal Certification of Training from American Council of Exercise (ACE). He has completed the ACE Sports Nutrition Program and plans to continue his education in the Exercise Science field, as well as become a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist (CSCS).

Max is very excited to join the staff at Smith Performance and is looking forward to future studies.

Sean McConnell

Rehab Coordinator | Strength Coach

Sean McConnell is passionate, dedicated and competitive with strength development. A sport-related injury, that resulted in surgery, provided a newfound understanding and respect for physical therapy. After years of sports and injuries, crossed paths with Craig Smith at Smith Performance Center.

McConnell has a unique perspective of the Health & Human Performance program at SPC. His passion for the long-term athletic development model used at SPC started in 2017 and encouraged him to not only continue his own personal strength training goals but also become part of the strength coaching team. He is excited to encourage others in their personal journeys of strength training and physical therapy.

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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