Experts in pelvic health physical therapy.
We are the experts in pelvic health throughout Northeast Florida and beyond. Trust your care to the ground-breakers in women’s health, home to physical therapists with a combined 95 years of pelvic health care knowledge and experience. Our distinctive, hands-on approach and our discrete, respectful patient experience sets us apart from other physical therapists.
With state-of-the-art pelvic health equipment, such as Perineal Biofeedback, we are able to help address and treat uncomfortable symptoms, reeducate, coordinate and strengthen muscles, and recover from embarrassing physical limitations – something many people don’t know is possible! Enjoying a full life of laughter, running and sexual health requires strong and healthy pelvic muscles. Smart Body Physical Therapy believes each one of us can overcome current body limitations.
If one’s limitations are removed, at Smart Body Physical Therapy, life can be savored again…or perhaps
for the first time ever.
Our physical therapists begin with an evaluation that may include a series of tests to determine range of motion, muscle strength, postural alignment and abnormalities in movement patterns.
Pre & Post
Physical Therapy is frequently prescribed after surgery to address concerns about pain, mobility, flexibility, balance and muscle strength. Beginning the process prior to surgery can help expedite your recovery.
Manual therapy is a hands-on style of physical therapy that involves evaluating and treating the musculoskeletal system for soft tissue and joint restrictions.
Cancer changes everyone’s life. Start your physical therapy regimen before starting chemo and/or radiation, then continue after your cancer treatments are final for optimal results to get you back to your best you.
Our Happy Clients
I love this place! I was referred here after my surgery from The Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine and wow! I did not understand Physical therapy and what it could do for me. My therapist is so down to earth and amazing. I am recovering well and I am healthier and stronger than before. She even gives me home work and helps me to use my body and lift properly with my daily life. Especially with my special needs child. Thank you all! You have been a huge blessing!
I love this place and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I needed PT and had dreaded each time I had to go because of the pain but they helped me tremendously with special exercises and stimulation there at Smart Body.
I just want to say I was very Skeptical about going to PT for my issues but these people are Amazing! I was Embarrassed by my problems they made me feel so comfortable and relax to where i could understand how they would help me I’m still a working progress but I can see big difference! I tip my hat to all of the professional and staff there! Very friendly too!
Knowledge, Skill, Compassion, & Hope. These are the qualities that Jacksonville’s Smart Body Physical Therapy exemplifies.
After an extensive career as one of the leading physical therapists at the Mayo Clinic, Laura established Smart Body Physical Therapy in 2004, and is the Director of Rehabilitation. She first earned her Bachelor’s in Biology from Jacksonville University and later earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 1999. After graduation she received her certification in Manual therapy, which involves extensive training in a hands-on approach to treating musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain.
In addition, Laura has specialized in the area of Women’s and Men’s Health since 1999, and proves to be one of the leading experts in the treatment of urinary/fecal incontinence, back and pelvic pain, and pregnancy-related back and pelvic floor pain. Laura is one of the integral leaders of continuing education in the field of Women’s and Men’s health, both for patients and providers.
Through Laura’s passion for the healing results of physical therapy, you will appreciate the care and attention she gives to every one of her patients.
Dr. Arbian Benga graduated from the University of North Florida and is focused on Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. He is a licensed physical therapist specializing in the treatment of orthopedic musculoskeletal injuries, neurologic dysfunction and post-surgical rehabilitation. In his clinical experience, Arbian develops individualized treatment programs to improve strength and conditioning for all levels of patients, from the “weekend warrior” to the self-confessed “couch potato.”
Patients love his exercise background as a certified Personal Trainer prior to becoming a Physical Therapist. His experience has afforded him the ability to treat patients in high performance settings and provide excellence in patient care.
Dr. Neville earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama after receiving her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Neville’s professional vision is that rehabilitation services, specifically for the female neuro-musculo-skeletal system, is provided as the standard of care, and will be accessible to all women. Dr. Neville is a Women’s Health Certified Specialist (WCS); board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties. In clinical practice, her areas of interest include pelvic floor rehab and obstetric physical therapy. She is certified in biofeedback for pelvic muscle function, and was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-pelvic from the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Section on Women’s Health in 2007.
Dr. Neville is a national and international researcher and presenter on women’s health rehabilitation. She teaches post graduate continuing professional education courses on topics including pelvic floor examination, treatment, and rehabilitation, as well as pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation.
Cindy combines 25 years of clinical experience, knowledge of current research and practice concepts, to provide the highest quality of individualized care to her patients.
Dr. Sara Sohn is a graduate of the University of North Florida, where she served as Core Ambassador in the state of Florida for the American Physical Therapy Association. She shares a passion for helping patients achieve optimum function and mobility throughout their life span. Her interests include treating woman and men’s pelvic health, vestibular and balance disorders, as well as general orthopedics and neurological rehabilitation.
Dr. Sohn is working towards her Women’s Health Certification to provide the most effective treatments for male and female sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and musculoskeletal complications of pregnancy. She believes that achieving healthy bowel, bladder and sexual function is something every person deserves and an integral component for a high quality of life. As a triathlete and open water swimmer, Sara has a particular interest in sports recovery for swimmers and cyclists. She is committed to improving her patients’ mobility through a whole body approach that focuses on understanding functional movement patterns during their daily activities. She values using the most evidence-based practices while providing a comfortable environment where patients have an active role in the recovery process.
Jennifer Hernandez is a graduate of Keiser University where she earned her Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. She also earned her Bachelor of Health Science: Pre Physical Therapy at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA. Originally from Texas, Jennifer has participated in local women’s gymnastics training from the age of 4 to 18. She also worked as an assistant gymnastics coach for Fort Stewart, GA youth gymnastics classes.
She is very passionate about injury prevention for young athletes and plans on continuing her education in sports related injuries. Jennifer is very excited to be on board as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) at Smart Body Physical Therapy where she can enjoy hands on, one on one treatment with all of her patients.