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Sam Franklin

Current Role Working With The Athletic Population

Orthopedic population with subspecialty of Olympic weightlifters, powerlifters, and CrossFitters.

Professional Philosophy

I believe in developing individualized treatment plans to reduce pain and correct underlying movement dysfunctions, allowing patients to maximize their functional potential and reach their goals.

Athletic Background


Competitive Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting

Academic Background and Professional Training

University of Miami (Bachelors and DPT)

University of Southern California (Orthopedic Specialty Residency)

Additional Information

Dr. Franklin was raised in Sarasota, FL, before attending the University of Miami for his undergraduate and graduate education. He received his B.S. in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology, followed by his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He then pursued his specialization through the Orthopedic Residency program at University of Southern California. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy in the USC Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He has also lead professional seminars on the topic of Movement Analysis and Treatment of CrossFit athletes, and has served as part of the Sports Medicine team for the World Weightlifting Championships. Dr. Franklin has a personal background in ballet, while now enjoying weightlifting, running, yoga, and movement practice.

Contact & Connect

remote consults
Sam Franklin
2010 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, , 90404

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