Stephen Baxter, PT, MSc, DPT

Physical Therapist
Assistant Clinical Professor

Phone: (415) 353-7598
Email: s[email protected]
Mailing: UCSF, Box 0625, San Francisco, CA 94143


  • BSc (Hons), Physiology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2002
  • MPT, Physiotherapy, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2005
  • MSc, Advanced Neuromuscular Physiotherapy, London, England, 2009
  • DPT, Physical Therapy, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA, 2015



Dr. Baxter started his physical therapy career in a large North London General Hospital, where he worked and gained valuable experience in a variety of different clinical settings serving a very diverse population group which had interesting and unique challenges. From there Dr. Baxter continued to develop his career by moving into a Private Health Group in central London. There he furthered his interest in spinal physical therapy, and gained years of experience working with athletes and fitness enthusiasts. In early 2012 he decided to ‘move across the pond’ to the sunnier weather of San Francisco, where he acquired the role of Clinical Director at a successful private practice before moving to UCSF to pursue his passion for teaching and education while maintaining the ability to practice clinically.


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Dr. Baxter combines his knowledge and skills of manual therapy with his experience and passion for exercise and functional training to return clients to their desired health care levels. He has worked as a qualified physical therapist since 2005 and during that time he has treated a wide variety of patients from professional athletes including Premier division soccer players and Olympic athletes, to people who have experienced torture. From this background, Dr. Baxter strongly believes that every person is a unique individual with unique goals and desires and as such his aim is to work with the patient to provide the care and education that will enable a return to their optimal health and performance.


  • Manual Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Injury prevention
  • Group exercise for healthy living and functional improvements
  • Psychology and its impact on physical therapy
  • Wellness and physical function for patients with multiple co-morbidities