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. Dr Smith was one of the two first females in the state of CT to be awarded board certification for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists in Sports Physical Therapy in 2012. Dr. Smith has been an adjunct professor at Norwalk Community College to which she taught Kinesiology and Principles of Therapeutic Exercise. She has also completed multiple lectures across the country representing the Sports Academy during the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. Currently she teaches, and co-authored the Emergency Response for Athletes course, to physical therapists, athletic trainers and medical doctors across the country for Cogent Steps, LLC (Preferred Provider of APTA Sports Academy).


  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
  • Runners, endurance and multi-sport athletes, Adolescent, College and Pro athletes.
  • Emergency Response to Athletes, Sideline/Venue coverage
  • Graston Technique, Kinesiotaping, Maitland’s Manual Mobilization Therapy


  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Academy for Sports Physical Therapy
  • Academy for Sports Physical Therapy, Special Interest Groups: Running
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)
  • Connecticut Physical Therapy Association (CPTA)
  • Cogent Steps, LLC, Instructor
  • American Red Cross Instructor, EMR, BLS, First Aid, CPR

Dr. Joanna Fisher

Joanna Fisher, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT has been practicing physical therapy for 7 years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2013 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016, both from University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. She became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2019. She completed her fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy from the Manual Therapy Institute in 2020. She works with all orthopedic conditions and especially enjoys treating equestrians and women suffering from pelvic floor complaints. She served on the House of Delegates for the Connecticut chapter of the APTA and on the Nominating Committee. She is an active member of the APTA and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.


Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Trigger point dry needling


Women’s Health

  • Stress and urge incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pre-natal and post partum conditions


American Physical Therapy Association

Connecticut Physical Therapy Association

American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Dr. Bryna Solon

Bryna Solon, PT, DPT graduated from Norteastern University in Boston, MA and began her career working for one of Boston’s premier sports orthopedic clinics, Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy. While at Kennedy Brothers she gained experience treating elite marathoners and college athletes. A former certified youth soccer coach and recent youth baseball coach, she has worked with young athletes in both injury prevention and rehabilitation for over fifteen years. Since 2008, Bryna has been working in Fairfield County treating a variety of conditions, focusing on outpatient orthopedics and post-operative care. She is also certified in concussion management and rehabilitation. When not in the clinic, you can find Bryna at the hockey rink, baseball field or horse back riding ring cheering on her kids with her husband.


  • Northeastern University, BS, Rehabilitation Science
  • Northeastern University, MS, Physical Therapy
  • Northeastern University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy


  • Graston Technique Certified
  • ImPACT trained Physical Therapist (ITPT) credentialed to manage concussions and create concussion focused rehabilitation protocols
  • Foot/ankle injuries, complex post-operative cases
  • Sports injuries/return to play
  • Injury prevention in youth sports