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We Hosted:

Dr. Neil Pathare, MD — September 13, 2017
He discussed the latest research on ACL injury treatment. 

Dr. Pathare is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon and is currently working on groundbreaking research to advance techniques for anatomic ACL reconstruction. Dr. Pathare is based in San Francisco.

A conversation with Dr. Edward Shin, MD — June 21, 2017
Hip Arthroscopy and the latest trends in hip treatment.


Dr. Shin is a leader in the innovation of orthopaedic surgical treatment, and is a fellowship-trained surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive and arthroscopic procedures based here, in San Francisco.



Lecture Series with Dr. Patrick McGahan – January 25, 2017
Current Concepts in Shoulder Pathology: from SLAP tears to Reverse Arthroplasty

For more about Dr. McGahan, please visit and

Lecture Series with Dr. James Chen – November 30, 2016
Superior Capsular Reconstruction – a new surgical technique for irreparable rotator cuff tears

 For more about Dr. Chen, please visit

Shoulder Course and #PTPubNight

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Rotation First: A systematic evidence based approach to treating patients with shoulder dysfunction
Donn Dimond, PT, OCS and San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy
May 16 and 17, 2016 at our 77 Battery Street location on the 3rd Floor

Sponsors for the course:

The KOR Physical Therapy
San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy

The prevalence of shoulder pain is high. Some studies show the prevalence of shoulder pain to be as high as 41%. New studies are coming out frequently that show that a conservative approach to treating shoulder pain is at least as effective as surgery combined with treatment, if not better. Being able to effectively and efficiently treat patients with shoulder dysfunction will become more and more paramount as more people seek conservative treatment for their shoulder pain. In fact, the current healthcare environment practically demands that patients be managed conservatively and effectively.

For more information and to register please visit our full course description, complete with transportation and lodging information.

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We had a night out for PTs to share a drink and some great conversation on May 16 after the shoulder course.

Run Clinic San Francisco

san francisco sport and spine physical therapy joined with One Medical Group to offer Run Clinic San Francisco, a comprehensive running clinic for runners of all levels and abilities. Our goal is to help people to run better and prevent injuries by providing a comprehensive assessment of their physical health, running mechanics and nutrition.

June 2014 Physical Therapy Lecture Series

Masqueraders of Back Pain – for PTs and other Health Care Providers

Payal Bhandari, MD
Payal Bhandari, MD

When: Thursday, June 12th at 7pm
Where: 77 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, 94111
Speaker: Payal Bhandari, MD
Topic: “Masqueraders of Back Pain”
Back pain is the second most common symptom-related reason for clinician visits in the United States. Although 60% of cases are mechanical in nature, learn about the other 40% of cases caused by medical emergencies you need to be aware of.

Compliance and Management Tools for Private Practice

Speakers: Rebecca Clearwater, PT, DPT and John Wallace, PT, MA

March 15, 2014
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

At our Financial District office:77 Battery Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, 94111

San Francisco Physical Therapy: Financial District, Marina District & Upper Market/Castro
Financial District Location

Navigating Medicare Audits and Reviews
Documentation Software and problem-solving
Managing your Accounts Receivable, & Billing and Collections Operations

Implementing ICD-10 by October 1, 2014

CEUs : 6 Hours


The meniscus: Fight for preservation

Edward Shin, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Edward Shin, MD

When: Thursday, March 6th 2014
Where: 77 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, 94111
Speaker: Edward Shin, MD
Topic: ”The meniscus: Fight for preservation”

It is inescapable that loss of part or all of the meniscus in the knee alters the biomechanics of knee function, leading to a gradual deterioration of the cartilage surface and osteoarthritis. As a result, the thrust of meniscal surgery has now moved toward meniscal preservation. Early recognition and screening for meniscus tears in patients with knee pain often play an important role in successful surgical and functional outcomes for meniscus repair. Come and join our discussion on the evidence based rationale for meniscal preservation and how we can optimize lifetime knee function with effective screening methods.