Pivot Co-Founder to Serve as NHL All-Star Trainer

Washington Capitals Trainer Greg Smith to Represent Eastern Conference

Los Angeles, CA January 27, 2017: Pivot Physical Therapy Co-Founder and SVP of Strategic Initiatives Greg Smith will serve as the Eastern Conference’s Athletic Trainer in the 2017 NHL All-Star Game to be held this weekend at the Staples Center.

Smith is in his 17th season with Washington and his 21st season in professional hockey as head athletic trainer. The Bowie, MD, native joined the Capitals in 1999 after spending two seasons with the Anaheim Ducks.

Smith acts as a strength and condition consultant with various NHL and NBA athletes. He also served as trainer for Team USA at the 1998 World Hockey Championships and the American Hockey League’s Baltimore Bandits.

“This was a great honor for Greg, befitting his stellar reputation at the very top of professional athletic trainers,” said Pivot CEO Harris Thompson. “Greg’s passion for helping people get and stay healthy inspired him to join our profession – and help start our company. Now that he has reached the pinnacle of his profession, it is Greg who inspires us to be our best – to be an All-Star – every day for our patients.”

Smith received his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Special Education from Salisbury State University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Athletic Training and a Physical Therapy Assistant degree, both from the California University of Pennsylvania.

He has an additional Master’s degree in Sports Science from the International Sports Science Association.

About Pivot Physical Therapy: Pivot Physical Therapy is the premier provider of physical therapy, aquatic therapy and sports medicine services with more than 150 locations throughout the East Coast. Its staff is comprised of the region’s most reputable clinicians dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care. Utilizing evidence-­‐based practice and ongoing clinical successes, Pivot Physical Therapy is now a preferred provider of top physicians. Pivot Physical Therapy also has an extensive sports medicine network (Pivot Sports Medicine), providing athletic training and other sports medicine-­‐related services to over 50 scholastic athletic departments. To learn more, please visit