Awards and Recognition
Bay Area Center for Clinical Pastoral Education
Diversity and Inclusion
End of Life Option Act
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital History
Mission, Vision & Values
The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute physical therapy team in San Francisco is highly trained and committed to providing individualized treatment. Furthering the dreams of athletes, dancers, performers and active people throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, you receive a physical therapy plan tailored to your needs, helping you reach your top performance goals.
Devon Chen, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
Certified Polestar Pilates
Devon has worked with a variety of patients but she particularly enjoys treating orthopedic and sports/dance-related injuries with a multifaceted approach that includes manual therapy techniques, neuromuscular re-education and therapeutic exercises. She believes that education and collaboration with her patients are the keys to ensuring a successful return to their active lifestyles. Her experience as a dancer influences her approach to movement and rehab and allows her to really tune in to underlying movement dysfunctions and patterns. Devon is a certified orthopedic specialist, a Polestar Pilates practitioner and a dance medicine specialist who works with dancers of all ages and abilities as well as cast and crew members of touring national musicals. She was a competitive swimmer in college and continues to swim on a Masters swim team while also dancing professionally for local companies in the Bay Area. In her spare time, Devon also enjoys snowboarding and competing in triathlons. Devon received her Doctorate and Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from UCSF/SFSU.
Christopher de la Rosa, PT, DPT
Chris earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine, San Marcos. He has experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries ranging from sports, orthopedics, occupational medicine, and performing arts/dance. Prior this working at Dignity Health, Christopher worked as a physical therapist for Broadway productions in San Francisco such as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Hamilton. He utilizes patient education, manual therapy techniques, and therapeutic exercises to help his patients achieve their movement goals. He utilizes a variety of techniques to help patients return to sport and to prevent future injuries. In his spare time Christopher enjoys a variety of activities including exploring the outdoors, cycling, weightlifting, traveling, and cooking.
Melissa Lee, MPT
Ergonomics Specialist, CEAS 1, Health Coach, CHC
Melissa has 15+years treating patients of all athletic levels for both spinal and extremity injuries. She has specialized training in manual therapy, neurology, and sports medicine with an emphasis on alignment through core based treatments, along with manual therapy skills. Her approach focuses on patient empowerment and self management via education for faster recovery and injury prevention. She has worked throughout the US as a traveling therapist before settling in SF, and has experience in nearly all areas of therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys international travel, and has studied meditation in Thailand, trekked the Himalayas, Patagonia, Kilimanjaro, and New Zealand. Additional hobbies include running, cycling, skiing, yoga and volunteering in global health aid for refugees in Greece. Melissa is a certified Ergonomics Specialist, Health Coach and received her MS in physical ther-apy from the University of St. Augustine, Florida.
Emily Schlotterbeck, PT, DPT, OCS
Emily is the physical therapy supervisor. She has experience treating patients with a variety of orthopedic and sports-related injuries and believes in individualized and collaborative treatment plans to get her patients back to their activities. From the age of 5, Emily grew up playing sports, and played competitive basketball through high school. She became interested in PT when, at the age of 11, she was treated in PT after her jaw locked up. She loves biking to work, and in her free time, she stays busy playing basketball and tennis, hiking, and running in Golden Gate Park. She received her doctorate of physical therapy from UCSF/SFSU and is a certified orthopedic clinical specialist.
Albert Vo, PT, DPT, OCS
Albert is a certified orthopedic specialist and has graduated from an orthopedic manual therapy fellowship through Kaiser. He enjoys treating all types of orthopedic injuries and believes in integrating the big 3 interventions: manual therapy, exercise and neuromuscular re-education. He also has prior experience as a patient having had ACL reconstruction in 2008 following a basketball injury in college. His favorite focuses for sport injuries are overhead athletics and jumping. On his free time, he enjoys eating and cooking good food (they don’t come hand in hand), plays tennis and basketball since middle school, hikes/runs, and has been bouldering for 10+ years. Albert received his doctorate in physical therapy from University St. Augustine – San Marcos.