Leslie Szmanda PT, DPT
Leslie Szmanda, DPT, is a physical therapist with On-Site Solutions Physical Therapy. Leslie’s journey into physical therapy is similar to many others. She was an athlete (professional track and field) and interacted with physical therapists to return her to participation after injuries sidelined her. After her track and field career, she decided to become a physical therapist and earned her DPT from the University of Minnesota. If she would give her PT school self advice, it would be to explore the wide variety of options of opportunities for physical therapists. Many PT students only want to work in outpatient PT clinics, but don’t realize that there is a high rate of burnout in that setting. When Leslie was searching for new opportunities, she was drawn to On-Site Solutions through the passion of our leadership team and the opportunity to be encouraged to try new things and see what works. When she is not working, Leslie is spending time her family, typically at the barn taking care of their horses.