"Accelerating recovery in orthopedic and sports injuries"


Dr. Abigail Smith

Abigail Smith, PT, DPT, SCS is the founder of Forward Motion Physical Therapy, LLC. She graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University. At completion of these studies she was the recipient of the excellence in research award from the Slippery Rock University. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Pennsylvania State University to which she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, movement science while participating as a student athlete. Recently, Dr. Smith has been awarded Board Certification by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in Sports Physical Therapy. She is currently one of 15 Physical Therapists in the state of Connecticut with this distinction. Dr. Smith is also an adjunct faculty member at Norwalk Community College. In her spare time she enjoys training for triathlons and running races with her Husband.

  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
  • Runners, endurance and multi-sport athletes
  • Maitland’s Manual Therapy
  • Graston Technique
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopedic and Sports Specialty Sections
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section
  • Sports Special Interest Groups: Running
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • Connecticut Physical Therapy Association

Dr. Eric P. Schmitt

Eric P. Schmitt PT, DPT,CSCS has been a practicing orthopedic physical therapist for the past 13 years with clinical interests in traumatic related orthopedics. He utilizes evidence based treatments that are uniquely tailored for his patients. He has become a dry needling practitioner and has seen extraordinary results with his patients.