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Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC

Danny Smith Instructor Bio:
Danny D. Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC graduated from the University of Tennessee Memphis with a BS Degree in Physical Therapy in 1972. He completed his Master’s Degree at East Tennessee State University in 1979 and his Doctor of Health Sciences at the University of St. Augustine in 1999, making him one of the first to complete a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in the US. Dr. Smith's area of study was the pre-hospital care of injured athletes by physical therapists. He also completed training as an Emergency Medical Technician and was actively involved with the Burke County (NC) Rescue Squad for a number of years.

Due to his involvement in the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA, Dr. Smith was presented with the Turner A. Blackburn Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the Ron Peyton Award, which is the highest award presented by the SPTS.

In 1996, Dr. Smith became an instructor with the American Red Cross in Emergency Response and became an Emergency Response Instructor Trainer. His goal was to educate physical therapists in emergency care on the field, in the community, and in the classroom. Since 1996, Dr. Smith has completed over 200 Emergency Response and Emergency Medical Response classes and continues to conduct classes today. If you are interested in attending or hosting a class in your facility, please contact Dr. Smith.

Danny Smith's Continuing Education Courses

Protective Equipment in Sports

Protective Equipment in Sports

One of the primary responsibilities of the sports medicine professional is the prevention of injury. What role does the sports medicine professional play in the proper fit of protective equipment and what is the role of the sports medicine… Read Morearrow_right

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Emergency Management: Environmental Considerations and Hydration

Emergency Management: Environmental Considerations and Hydration

Environmental emergencies, including thermal injuries, lightning, and dehydration, are risks all athletes face. This course describes the concepts of thermal injuries, including signs and symptoms of thermal injuries and dehydration. In… Read Morearrow_right

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Emergency Management: Shock, Soft Tissue Injuries, Sickle Cell, and Sudden Cardiac Death

Emergency Management: Shock, Soft Tissue Injuries, Sickle Cell, and Sudden Cardiac Death

Sports emergency management requires knowledge of common and uncommon conditions when dealing with potentially deadly situations. What are the warning signs, and how can you protect your athletes? In this course, Danny Smith provides practical,… Read Morearrow_right

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Emergency Management: Musculoskeletal Injuries

Emergency Management: Musculoskeletal Injuries

When not recognized and taken care of properly, musculoskeletal injuries can have serious consequences. As a sports physical therapist, you must be able to provide effective pre-hospital care to the athlete. In this course, Danny Smith… Read Morearrow_right

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Emergency Management: Athlete Care, Spinal, and Visceral Injuries

Emergency Management: Athlete Care, Spinal, and Visceral Injuries

The sports medicine professional must be trained and have practiced the management of the athlete with suspected spinal or visceral injuries. These practice sessions should take place prior to the season and incorporate all individuals… Read Morearrow_right

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