Reduce pain, restore function to the body and prevent future injury. Discover the power of physical therapy and get back to what you love doing


We Understand that in order to accomplish our mission, we must be true to our values. Meaning, we must see the world through the eyes of our patients and their families. We believe that taken together these experiences will create the lasting impression and legacy for Excel Physical Therapy and Wellness.


• To provide high quality HANDS ON physical therapy
• To put the patient first.
• To help improve quality of life for the community in which we live and work.
• To be open to and welcoming of new ideas from all levels of the organization to continually improve.
• To attract, train and retain the best possible staff.
• To stand out from others by fully embracing high-quality clinical care and sharing a commitment to doing it right..



Dr. Rashad Smith

Dr. Rashad Smith, PT, DPT is a doctoral-level trained physical therapist who specializes in treating movement dysfunction, musculoskeletal injuries and geriatric patients. His clinical interests include manual therapy, specific therapeutic exercise, sport performance rehab and balance training. Rashad has a strong background in spine and extremity mobilization as well as balance and strength training for the aging patient. At the University of St. Augustine, Rashad completed extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy and continues to pursue manual therapy certification. Beginning in the field of physical therapy in 2009 Rashad has worked in several physical therapy settings including Acute hospital, Skilled nursing, Home Health and Outpatient. Prior to moving back to the Jackson and Canton area, Rashad practiced at Rush Foundation Hospital for 2 years (2009-2011) and managed their affiliate out-patient and swing-bed physical therapy department for 3 years (2011-2014) at Laird Hospital in Union, MS.

Rashad has worked with a wide variety of individuals ranging from pediatrics (ages 3-17) up to the geriatric population (ages 65 and over).  Rashad is an ex collegiate athlete and has had the privilege of training many competitive high school and collegiate athletes including baseball, football, and soccer.  Rashad also received special recognition by being awarded the National FOTO Award – Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes; Rush Foundation Hospital, 2009-2014


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine
  • Bachelor’s, Exercise Science and Former Football Player – University of Southern Mississippi

Professional Organizations / Certifications:

  • Manual Therapy Certification in training, University of St. Augustine (in progress)



  • Kevin Crothers
    Fantastic Physical Therapy Dr and staff in Canton! And they have great facilities and could not be nicer or more professional! I highly recommend!
    Kevin Crothers
  • Brenda Ruffin
    It's calming, relaxing. Have been to the gym b4.Had loads of energy wen I left.Rashad make sure ur doing ur workouts correctly. They have line dancing classes also. This time I'm going 4 my rotor cuff. No fear of being pushed past my limit.
    Brenda Ruffin
    Owner n staff here are 'da Truth'... came out of there with a new strut!!!! that's all I'm going to say bout that rite now...
  • Marcia Samuel
    Professional, very knowledgeable, patience, skillful, detailed. The facility is clean, organized and fully equipped. The therapist is so very knowledgeable and gifted, a pleasure to talk with and explains every detail before and during therapy.
    Marcia Samuel
  • Beverly Thomas
    Dr. Smith is very good. I like how he interacts with his patients to make them comfortable as possible while he works with them through the treatments. I'm glad I'm able to go there. It's also close to my home.
    Beverly Thomas


3425 North Liberty Street, Canton, MS 39046