Smitty's Plan for Orthopedic Rehabilitation & Training
The S.P.O.R.T. Foundation was established in 2000 by members of Rehabilitation Services of Danville/OSPT as a 501 (c) (03) non-profit organization designed to help and support the five local high schools of Pittsylvania County and Danville Schools and their student–athletes. This Foundation is in honor of Charles “Smitty” Smith, PT that passed away in March 2013. Smitty had been practicing Physical Therapy and Athletic Training for over 40 years supporting local athletic programs mainly with George Washington High School. The foundation is a way for local professionals to give back to the Pittsylvania County and Danville City student-athletes and offset costs for medical supplies, game/event coverage, and bracing needs.
In 2007, the Foundation began working in conjunction with Spectrum Medical (formally known as Danville Orthopedic Clinic) and their Sports Medicine Outreach program. Spectrum Medical Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy is now the base of operations for the Foundation. There are three Certified Athletic Trainers on staff that works both in the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation areas of the clinic. Aaron Taylor, MS, ATC and Amber Triplett, ATC goes out to the four county schools and Brandon Owen, ATC goes out to George Washington High School. The Foundation has been dedicated to provide available Sports Medicine opportunities and support for: