Downtown Nashville YMCA


1000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-284-7055
Fax: 615-284-7070

Services Offered


Charlene Challenger-Smith PT, SCS, ATC - Charlene Challenger-Smith has been practicing as a physical therapist for the last 11+ years since graduating from Marquette University in 2003 with a Master of Physical Therapy Degree.  While attending Marquette, Charlene became a certified athletic trainer and worked on the field with the Marquette volleyball, soccer, track, cross-country, wrestling and tennis teams.  In 2008, she furthered her specialization in sports and graduated from an accredited Sports Residency program and became a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist.  She specializes in evaluation and treatment of the lower extremity and is especially passionate about treating endurance athletes and helping them return to their sport when injured.  In her free time, Charlene enjoys cycling, swimming and running.

Jeff Altizer, DPT - Jeff completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee. He later went on to complete both his Master and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University. Jeff moved here from Virginia where he owned and operated a physical therapy practice for 15 years. Jeff specializes in orthopedic therapy. During his free time he enjoys spending time with family and attending concerts.

Jennifer Noffsinger, PT - Jennifer completed her Master’s degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT and has obtained advanced training in hands on treatment of the spine, shoulder and knee. Jennifer specializes in orthopedic conditions and with 10+ years of experience she has a vast working knowledge. During her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog in the great outdoors.

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