Dr. Zach SmitH

Doctor of Physical Therapy | Exercise Scientist 

Co-Owner of HIDEF

Dr. Zach Smith attended the University of New Mexico where he graduated summa cum laude with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Zach currently works as a physical therapist and strength and conditioning coach. He specializes in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation and injury prevention as well as sports performance. Zach uses a fully integrated approach through the unique use of both physical therapy and exercise science principals to help clients perform at their optimal level while avoiding or recovering from injury. Zach uses his knowledge of physiology, kinesiology, anatomy, and his experience as a division I athlete, to safely and effectively maximize performance and recovery.

Zach uses a science and evidence based approach to administer the most effective and current forms of training and injury prevention.

Zach grew up with a passion for movement, fitness, and athletics. He competed at a national level in track and field and was a multi-sport athlete through his childhood. He received a scholarship for track and field from the University of New Mexico, where he specialized in long jump, triple jump, and short sprints.

Through his athletic journey he has overcome several serious injuries that required physical therapy. From these experiences he found a strong passion for helping others return to and maintain peak physical health. He takes pride his ability to return clients to the things they love.


  • Licensed Physical Therapist

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified (SFMA)

  • Functional Movement Assessment (FMS)

  • Y-Balance certified

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