Sam Franklin, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Sam Franklin, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Professional Interests

Samuel Franklin grew up in Sarasota, Florida, before attending the University of Miami for his undergraduate and graduate education. He received his Bachelor of Science degree 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 therapeutic exercise class of the USC DPT program. He grew up heavily involved in ballet, until his interests shifted to competitive weightlifting. He has participated on the medical staff for the Olympic Weightlifting World Championships and has also given professional seminars on the topic of movement analysis and treatment of CrossFit athletes.


  • Orthopedic Residency, University of Southern California, 2016
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Miami, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science Education, Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology, University of Miami, 2012

See Samuel Franklin’s curriculum vitae.

Selected Publications

  • Skinner C, Franklin S, Chang J, Sum J,Groshen S, Hatch G. “Demographics, Activity Level, and Shoulder Health History of Populations Participating in CrossFit: A Descriptive Analysis.” Austin Journal Orthopade & Rheumatol. 2017;4(2): 1052.
  • Bonhomme CA, Bengston LA, Francisco A, Franklin S, Miller S. “A Multimodal Approach to Patellofemoral Pain, Including Lumbar Manual Therapy, Motor Control, and Strengthening: A Case Report.” Poster Presentation. Orthopedic Physical Therapy Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting,Indianapolis, IN, February 2015.