Lesley Smith, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

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Physical Therapy
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Lesley Smith, PT, DPT, MS, GCS, is Instructor for the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professionals.

Prior to her faculty appointment, she held positions as a lab instructor and seminar leader for the neuro courses at the MGH Institute for several years. Additionally, she continues to act as a clinical instructor at the pro bono IMPACT Practice Center where students provide supervised PT services to people who would otherwise not receive therapy.

Dr. Smith’s clinical experience covers a breadth of settings from acute care to outpatient, primarily with the neurological, geriatric, and complex medical patient populations. Her clinical focus has been in acute rehab with a particular interest in locomotor training. She regularly presents to clinicians around the country on the use of Body Weight Support applications.

Dr. Smith has been with Spaulding Cape Cod in a variety of roles since 1998 and continues to hold a clinical appointment as an advanced clinician in the Inpatient Department. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatrics and has frequently presented on “Fall Prevention” to community groups.


BA, Business Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England 
MS, Physical Therapy, Boston University, Boston, MA 
DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Charlestown, MA

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