Megan Smith is a board-certified physical therapist at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.
Her practice focus is physical therapy. Megan loves helping patients become
stronger and more independent. Her patients work hard to transition from
using wheelchair to walking, or sitting upright with assistance to standing
unassisted. She feels honored to guide her patients through that process.
Megan completed her undergraduate training at the University of Washington,
where she graduated with honors and was awarded the English Department’s
Best Honors Thesis. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Arcadia
University in Glenside, Pennsylvania and graduated with distinction. While
training for her DPT, Megan was also awarded the Eugene Michaels Critical
Inquiry Award by school faculty.
She began her career as a physical therapist at Northwest Hospital in Seattle
where she worked in diverse patient care settings, including acute hospital
and outpatient care.
Seeking to escape big city life, Megan relocated to the Gorge from Seattle.
In her free time, she enjoys taking advantage of all the recreational
opportunities in the Gorge, including hiking, cycling, and horseback riding.
She also loves reading and is an avid cook.
Megan is a member of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapists, Academy
of Geriatric Physical Therapists, American Physical Therapy Association,
Physical Therapy Association of Washington State, Oregon Physical Therapy
Association, and a member of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy’s
Committee on Knowledge Translation.
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Arcadia University
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Washington
Licensed Physical Therapist by the State of Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board
Licensed Physical Therapist by the State of Washington Dept. of Health
American Heart Association, CPR/ BLS
Certified Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association