Hi! I’m Joy Dorinski Smith, Physical Therapist, and I am so glad you are taking the time to get to know me and why I am passionate about delivering exceptional physical therapy! I love serving the world by helping people get out of pain and back to living their best life . I am also dedicated to serving children, teens and adults with scoliosis and Scheuermann’s kyphosis.
I have been a licensed physical therapist for over 25 years, both in Florida and previously in Wisconsin, and I received my Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Marquette University in 1994.
Some clients often refer to me as “Magic Joy” since I can help to realign and restore your body. Yet there’s no magic – just loads of training, some sweat, thousands of hands-on patient care hours and a genuine desire to help others heal. My expertise lies in orthopedics, some adult neurological conditions, manual therapy, chronic pain, and scoliosis. I use movement as medicine to help your body move the way you need it to . My continuing education has primarily been through the Institute of Physical Art and the Schroth-Barcelona Institute.
The thing I am most passionate about is serving a need for superior care for adolescents and adults with scoliosis. I am the only Schroth-Barcelona C1 Certified Physical Therapist in the Florida Panhandle.
The Schroth technique helps decrease pain and improve posture, with or without bracing, depending on the degree of the curve. As your PT, I will coordinate and advocate for you with your physician and orthotist to help you get the best care.
When I’m not busy serving, I am at home being present with my husband and 3 kids. I enjoy biking, hiking, running and going to yoga or Pure Barre classes.
I believe that if you choose your doctor, then why shouldn’t you choose your physical therapist?
You deserve to not be limited by pain or a diagnosis.
I want to be the first and last Physical Therapist that you will ever need.
I will be your PT for life!