Lizz vanWilgen Smith, MSPT


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Lizz comes to us with an extensive background and over 20 years experience in traditional and non traditional methods of physical therapy specializing in orthopedics.  She treats patients with overuse, misuse and disuse injuries, post operative treatment and preoperative preparation and muscle imbalance issues.  In recent years, her focus has been in expanding her manual and alternative techniques by becoming full body certified in Active Release Technique and in Cupping.  In her sessions she utilizes a combination of manual therapies, therapeutic exercise and re-education in a one on one personalized setting that addresses the whole body.  

Prior to starting a private practice in 2004, Lizz held several positions at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery including opening their Integrative Care Center.  Prior to that she was at Bellevue Hospital treating severe trauma and at Spaulding Rehabilitation in Boston in their spinal cord, amputee and head injury department.  

Lizz received a Master of Science in physical therapy from Simmons College.

To Book An Appointment with Lizz Contact us at: 212-675-9355 or email