Jolene Smith

Jolene Smith graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1997. She received a postgraduate certification in orthopedic manual therapy from the Maitland Institute of America in 2000 and became the first Board certified Womens’ Health specialist in Hawaii in 2010.

Jolene specializes in Orthopedics and Women's Health and has worked in these fields in South Africa, Great Britain and New York City before moving to Honolulu. She is an advocate for the physical therapist’s role during the child-bearing years, when tremendous stress is placed on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the back, sacro-iliac joints and the pelvic floor. Serious injuries later in life can often be avoided by addressing the small, nagging issues during these years, for example mild incontinence, back or neck pain, sacro-iliac joint dysfunctions and carpal tunnel syndrome.

She strongly believes in the role of manual therapy, as opposed to "just exercise" and has acted as a clinical instructor for manual therapy courses in the United States.

Her love for the outdoors prompted the move from New York City to Honolulu. She enjoys marathon running, triathlons, yoga, surfing, flamenco dancing and lately also playing with her son, Emile.