Benjamin Smit, PT, DPT
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy, The University Of Miami
- Bachelor's in Kinesiology, The University of Maryland
- Orthopedic Certified Specialist
- APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
- Hip Specialist
- Blood Flow Restriction Certified
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Dr. Smit is the Clinical Director of Professional PT’s East 4th St Location (between 1st and 2nd Aves). After earning a degree in Kinesiology from the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, he then continued his education at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, graduating with honors from the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Dr. Smit has been with the company since 2017, where he has continued to build his skill set, becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Certified Blood Flow Restriction Specialist, as well as a Certified Hip Specialist. Outside of work, Dr. Smit enjoys being outdoors as much as possible, remaining active, traveling, and spending time with his wife, friends, and family.
Michelle Chen, PT, DPT
- Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, College of Staten Island
Michelle began her studies at Stony Brook University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Biology. During her undergraduate
years, she volunteered as an ambulation assistant at the Long Island Veteran's Home, where she first developed an interest in
physical therapy. After joining the Physical Therapy Club and serving as Treasurer her senior year, she graduated and moved on to
studying Physical Therapy at the College of Staten Island.
Through her program, Michelle was able to participate in clinical experiences in several orthopedic clinics, a pediatric sensory gym,
and the cardiovascular unit in a hospital. As a therapist, Michelle believes in incorporating the patient's individual goals into their
treatment plans to optimize their return to activities they care about. She seeks to address every person as a whole and she builds
personalized programs based on impairments and limitations.
Carina Sobel, PT, DPT
- Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Ithaca College
- Bachelor's Degree, Clinical Health Studies
Carina Sobel earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and BS in Clinical Health Studies from Ithaca College, graduating with Summa Cum Laude. While at Ithaca College, she also completed a minor in Psychology. Carina enjoys helping patients and guiding them to be as strong and healthy as possible in order to achieve whatever personal goals they may have. In her free time, Carina enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.