At san francisco sport and spine physical therapy we are dedicated to the advancement of the profession of physical therapy, education, and research to provide the most optimal care to our patients. Every 6-8 weeks our clinic hosts lectures by some of the leading experts in the health, movement and medical fields. Our lectures are always open to Physicians, Therapist, Students and all other health and medical providers. Send us your questions, suggestions, and RSVP for our next lecture at events@sfsspt.com. We also provide CEUs for attending our lecture. If you are interested in obtaining CEUs please register here.


When: November 14th, 2013 at 7pm

Topic: Common Shoulder Injuries

Guest Speaker: Ken Akizuki, MD

Where: 77 Battery Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, 94104

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/invite-friends?eid=6159945563


March 20, 2013

Topic: “How to Manage Compensations in Foot Deformity & Injuries”

Dr. Alicia Knee





January 17, 2013

Topic: “The Team Approach to the Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears”

Sportsmed Orthopaedic Group- James L Chen MD

Bio: Dr. James Chen is a fellowship-trained Sports Medicine, Knee, and Shoulder surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. He completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine, Shoulder, and Arthroscopy at UCSF and his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at University of Hawaii Queens Medical Center where he worked with the University of Hawaii Football team and Kamehameha Schools athletics.  Dr. Chen earned his masters degree at the University of California Berkeley and medical degree from the University of California Davis.  Read More>>

August 22, 2012

Topic: “De-mystifying Pelvic Floor Disorders: A Physical Therapist’s Approach”

Description: Elizabeth Rummer, MSPT, of the Pelvic Pain and Rehabilitation Center discusses the common diagnoses and training for the pelvic floor. Elizabeth will cover everything from urinary dysfunction to pre- and postpartum conditions. Find out what the research says and the best treatment modalities for your patients.

Bio: Elizabeth H. Rummer, MSPT, received her Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami Medical School. Liz strives to improve the treatment for those suffering from pelvic pain syndromes as well as improve community and professional awareness of pelvic pain and dysfunction. Read More>>

May 16, 2012 

Topic: “What is bike fit to the Physical Therapist: Evaluation and pathomechanics of bicycling overuse injuries.”

Description: Erik Moen, PT, discusses the pathomechanics of cycling for your weekend warriors, everyday cyclists, and career athletes. Erik gave a comprehensive outline of bike fits and cycling based rehab, allowing therapist to provide a tailored treatment program that meets the specific needs of cyclists.

Bio: Erik is the founder and owner of Corpore Sano Physical Therapy and Bike PT. Corpore Sano is a Seattle-area based orthopedic and sport physical therapy clinic. Erik has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1992 and is well known for his work with endurance athletes, especially with bicyclists. The achievements of Erik’s athletes are impressive and include Masters World Championships and Elite National Championships to name a few. Read more >>

February 22, 2012

Topic: “The unstable knee: ACL reconstruction and postoperative implications.”

Speaker: Dr. Marvin Lo

Bio: Dr. Lo is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with advanced sub-specialty fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Advanced Arthroscopic Techniques of the knee, shoulder and hip. Dr. Lo underwent his fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine and is currently practicing with the Orthopaedic Group of San Francisco.

October 25th, 2011

Topic: “Natural approaches to reducing inflammation”.

Description: Inflammation has gained more emphasis in medicine as we are finding that it is the basis for many chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and more. Inflammation can be strongly affected by diet and lifestyle, so instead of reaching for an anti-inflammatory drug there may be changes you can make to avoid them completely. Recent research proves that certain herbs can reduce inflammation as effectively as drugs without the side effects.

Guest Speaker: Thalia Farshchian, ND of Current Health

Bio: Dr. Farshchian graduated from an accredited naturopathic program at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, and is trained in the most advanced naturopathic clinical therapies. She currently practices at Current Health emphasizing women’s health, hormone disorders, weight management, and gastrointestinal conditions. She also specializes in treating patients with intravenous nutritional therapy for a variety of conditions.