Sam received his B.S. in Physiology from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2010 where he was first exposed to sports rehabilitation as a member of the men’s volleyball program. He then moved to Georgia for Emory University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program where he graduated in 2013 with Highest Honors and continued on to complete the Emory University Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program in 2014.
Sam is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, member of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including the Sports and Orthopaedic sections, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Sam is also a certified Functional Dry Needling Practitioner through KinetaCore Education and pursuing further manual therapy coursework.
Sam’s clinical interests include post-operative rehab, spinal pathologies, sports performance training, and “finding the missing link” when previous attempts of pain management and rehab strategies have failed. His treatment approach is based in manual therapy, meaningful exercise prescription, and empowering patients to stay pain-free.
Outside of the clinic, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife and their two rescue dogs, Butterbean and Achilles.