Dr. Lauren Smith

Dr. Lauren Smith PT, DPT

Physical Therapist


I grew up in Rutherford, NJ and attended Northeastern University where I graduated with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I previously worked at Hospital for Special Surgery. I have experience treating a variety of orthopedic injuries from total joint replacements, to spinal surgery, and general osteoarthritic and rheumatologic conditions.

Honesty and open communication. I think values apply to many aspects of life including physical therapy. I like to have an open dialogue with all of my patients about their goals for physical therapy.

 “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

I specialize in treating musculoskeletal injuries, post-operative joint replacements, and orthopedic surgeries. I also specialize in the treatment/prevention of osteoporosis.

Being unable to function or having to give up your favorite activities can be devastating after suffering an injury. My goal for each patient is to work towards goals that will help them get back to doing what they truly enjoy.

I enjoy working at Rutherford PT. The office staff are very friendly and dedicated to helping patients recover and everyone is extremely helpful.

What’s Dr. Lauren Reading, Listening To, or Watching?

  • Yellowstone (TV Show)
  • The Walking Dead (TV Show)

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, volunteering at my children’s school, and coaching youth sports.