Nicole Smith, DPT, NCS
Where do you work?
Outpatient Neurorehabilitation at Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center (Allentown)
In which areas of rehabilitation do you specialize?
I specialize in helping patients recover from stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, vestibular disorders and balance dysfunction.
What specialty certifications do you hold?
- Neurologic Certified Specialist
- Strategic Orthopedic Approach
- Ekso exoskeleton
- Interactive Metronome®
Which rehabilitation technologies do you utilize in your work?
I utilize the Ekso exoskeleton, gait lab, Bertec balance advantage and the ZeroG.
What motivates you?
Watching my patients make progress, meet their goals and return to the activities they enjoy.
What attracted you to a career in healthcare?
I wanted to provide a service that would make a difference in people’s lives.
Why do you choose to work at Good Shepherd?
The organization’s values match my own. Good Shepherd has caring and compassionate staff who are motivated to provide the best quality care.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of Good Shepherd?
I enjoy traveling, running and spending time with family and friends.
What does “Beyond Limits Rehab” mean to you?
To take our patients Beyond Limits, we focus on the individual patient – not his or her condition, and we do whatever it takes to assist them in reaching their goals and regaining their independence.
Why should patients INSIST on Good Shepherd?
At Good Shepherd, patients receive quality care from compassionate and professional staff. Our goal is to help our patients – many of whom have suffered catastrophic accidents or injuries – regain their independence and return to the activities they enjoy. I truly believe that Good Shepherd Rehabilitation changes lives.