An Apple a day…
…hurts your face?
Salad with veggies and chicken brings a pain-induced tear to your eye?
The thought of cheering your son’s team to victory makes you grimace?
Meet your Head, Neck & Jaw Experts:
Matthew Harkness DPT, MTC, CFC
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Founder and President of Allied Physical Therapy
Dr. Harkness's vision was to offer patients solutions to getting back to what they love using natural and practical methods. He has a passion for providing a clear path to establishing and understanding the habits necessary for them to be able to continue doing what they love vs having surgery, using medication or other expensive high-risk treatments.
Dr. Harkness holds a BS from Gordon College, Masters from Nova Southeastern University and a Doctorate in Evidence in Motion from the Institute of Health Sciences in Louisville, KT. Additionally, he studied advanced treatment of spine, neck and jaw facial pain/dysfunction, and intramuscular dry needling at the University of St. Augustine.
His focus is on helping patients who suffer from headaches, sciatica, fibromyalgia, TMJ dysfunction and breathing dysfunction. Educating his patients on the principles of health is priority to Dr. Harkness. With a few simple lifestyle changes anyone can make an impact on their health. He believes that Allied Physical Therapy is a guide in the process and the patient is the hero. He and his staff are simply there to get patients back on track if they falter. Living a healthy lifestyle is not complicated, it is about self-awareness. He encourages people to listen to their bodies, maintain good posture and exercise daily.
An expert in leadership and development, Dr. Harkness is a licensed educator in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Visit his leadership website, Your Medical Practice Mentor. He enjoys cycling, swimming and reading. He is the father of four and he and his wife are active in their church and children’s school.
Calvin Smith, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clinic Manager
Dr. Calvin Smith joined the Allied Physical Therapy staff a year ago and holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Tampa, Florida. He also received a Bachelors of Finance degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida.
Originally from Blytheville, Arkansas, Dr. Smith says he enjoys working at Allied Physical Therapy because it allows him to display his Christian faith openly and has allowed him the opportunities to continue to grow and develop. “Working at Allied Physical therapy is a joy because I love the atmosphere,” said Dr. Smith. “The staff, and most of all, the guests who we serve.”
Dr. Smith will go above and beyond to take care of his guests’ needs and well-being. He always acts respectfully toward each person, regardless of age, gender, race, nationality, religion, ethnicity, social or economic status, sexual orientation, health condition, or disability. He always ensures that the needs of his guests are put before his needs, which he says is very important to him.
When he is not working, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his family. “We love to spend lots of time together and travel to any destination that is interesting, safe and fun,” he said. “We love exercising, and most of all love helping those who are in need.”
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Dalton Swenson joined Allied Physical Therapy Wellness Community in 2023 and says he enjoys helping people to regain their health and wellness so they can return to enjoying activities with their loved ones.
Dr. Dalton was raised in Champaign, Illinois and received his doctorate in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University. "I am here to help you move better and enable you to enjoy the activities you love," he said. "We will work together as a team to make sure you achieve all of your goals."
When he is not working, Dr. Dalton enjoys Southwest Florida's beaches and having fun with his wife and daughter, Lily.
Dr. Matthew Harkness is specialty trained in the treatment of TMJ/TMD by Michael Kareggeannes of treatingtmj.com – the leading TMD specialist and educator in the United States – and has now joined Kareggeannes as a TMD educator.
APTWC hosts Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders and Craniofacial Pain (for eligible physical therapists, dentists and chiropractors) earning 1.6 CEUs (16 contact hours) every year. Seats are limited. Click here to sign up or to be placed on our waiting list.
Dr. Matthew Harkness and his team at Allied Physical Therapy know what you are going through because they’ve treated people just like you – and helped them get back to enjoying those foods they love, talking with friends and loved ones – and even cheering their kids’ teams on to victory once again – without pain, without drugs, and without surgery. Just follow these easy steps to get back to what you love!
Conditions we treat:
- Headaches: tension, migraine and sinus
- Lock jaw: unable to perform dental work
- Post-Op Orthognathic Surgery
- Tension in your shoulders and neck
- Pain with movement
- Lack of sleep due to snoring or pain
- Nasal Congestion
- Ringing or fullness in the ears
- Tooth pain without evidence of infection/pathology
- Chronic fatigue
- Clicking, popping or grating sounds in jaw
Book an Expert Speaker!
Dr. Matt is available!
Allied’s certified head, neck and TMJ specialist, Dr. Matthew Harkness, is available to speak to your office, school, or organization concerning cervical spine and temporomandibular joint issues.
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At Allied we are grateful for the guests that have taken the time to leave us such warm, inspirational and happy reviews. We encourage you to read more of what our satisfied guests have to say – and to contact us if you have any questions!
We love hearing our guests’ stories about how they ended up at our clinics and how they were able to get back to doing that they love. We are inspired by your stories and hope that those who suffer will also be inspired to get back to doing what they love!