Dade Smith, D.P.T. joined the team at Lone Peak Physical Therapy and returned home after completing his Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy at Regis University. He spent the last five years honing his skills in the Boulder and Golden, CO area with an active community. His interest to join this practice comes from a personal desire to be a part of a dynamic team who focuses on a sound set of practice core values. These include using current best evidence to guide individual care for each of his patients, promoting leadership and autonomy in PT practice, encouraging altruism, and collaborating with other expert physical therapists and healthcare professionals that ultimately leads to the achievements of the desired goals for his patients. He enjoys seeing patients with a variety of orthopedic and sports injuries and has a particular interest in promoting health and preventing injuries in our active Gallatin Valley patient population. He routinely uses a combination of manual therapy, including Trigger Point Dry Needling, and exercises to accomplish these excellent patient outcomes.
Based upon his experiences as an NCAA athlete at Gonzaga University and an active individual, he has a unique insight in helping his patients set and achieve their personal performance goals. He prides himself in educating patients on the benefits of physical therapy and exercise throughout the course of treatment. His focus on education provides patients with the knowledge and skills needed to be their own advocates for their health and prevention of injury re-occurrence.
When not in the office you can find Dade enjoying being back in the Gallatin Valley and enjoying all that it has to offer. He has enjoyed exploring the area with his wife, Michaela, and dog, Dutch. He enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing, snowboarding, and hunting.