About The Sideline

Located in the historic Varsity Theatre on Oxford Street in Downtown Martin, The Sideline is home to a Physical Therapy Clinic and  24/7 Fitness Center. This historic theater was originally constructed in 1947 and was purchased and renovated by Brian Smith, physical therapist and owner, in 2004.

The Sideline was once located in Historic Downtown Martin on South Lindell Street, but the growing need for space brought us to the Varsity Theatre. The Sideline continues to see growth in physical therapy patients with new services being provided, as well as more fitness center members with the addition of the new Les Mills group exercise programs.


We will provide physical therapy and fitness interventions based upon current and relevant  peer-reviewed literature. We will recruit and mentor providers with a passion for improving the health and well-being of our clients. We will provide interventions in an energetic and motivational environment with a spirit of compassion, enthusiasm, friendliness, honesty, integrity, and professionalism.
We will strive to maintain our status as a recognized industry leader for physical therapy and fitness interventions while constantly seeking to improve our quality and effectiveness.  We will pursue a reputation for outstanding customer service, creativity, cleanliness, measurable results, and community involvement.
Pay attention to detail…go out of your way to satisfy the customer…do the right thing…treat everyone with the utmost respect and compassion…seek to glorify God. Do these things and the rest will take care of itself.
Communication, convenience, courtesy, customer service, education, kindness, patience, organization, and respect.


The Sideline’s Fitness Center is accessible to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is equipped with Hammer Strength and Life Fitness cardiovascular and strength equipment, Rogue equipment, dumbbells, jump ropes, yoga mats, swiss balls, plyometric boxes, a boxing area, and a play area for children.  Group exercise classes are offered on a daily basis and include: Cardio Intervals,  Cycling, Turbo Kick, Turbo Sculpt, Step Aerobics, Pilates, and Yoga. The Sideline offers fitness assessments, equipment orientation, fitness advice, special programming, and incentive programs.  Fitness Staff Members are available Monday-Thursday, 7am-8pm, Friday, 7am-6pm, and Saturday, 9am-12pm, to provide guidance and supervision.  Certified Personal Trainers are available to develop personalized fitness programs and provide individualized instruction.

Physical Therapy

The Sideline’s Physical Therapy Clinic provides progressive, one-on-one physical therapy services, based upon current research. The professional staff includes Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who provide care for patients of all ages and all conditions, with an emphasis on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, patient education, orthotics, and isokinetics. The Sideline also provides sports medicine outreach coverage and injury assessments for the local school system at no charge. The Physical Therapy Clinic is open Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm.