Rami Said, PhD


Dr. Said is the senior physical therapist working at The Spine Hospital as a member of Columbia University’s Department of Neurological Surgery. He is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons’ Program in Physical Therapy and participates in the instruction of Gross Anatomy, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Orthopedics and Sports Rehabilitation. He joined the online education programs at Concordia in 2017, teaching Applied Exercise Physiology.

Dr. Said received his Bachelor & Master of Engineering degrees from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art in 2001 & 2003, with a focus in Biomechanics. He received his Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University’s Program in Physical Therapy in 2007. While attending Columbia University, Dr. Said was the recipient of the coveted Mary McMillan Award which is awarded by the American Physical Therapy Association to the most promising physical therapy students in the nation. He is also the recipient of Columbia’s prestigious Mary Callahan Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence in Physical Therapy.


Columbia University – Doctor of Physical Therapy – 2007
The Cooper Union – Master Engineering – 2003
The Cooper Union – Master Engineering – 2001


AES 6200 – Applied Exercise Physiology

Research Interests

Effects of lower extremity strength and motion with upper extremity injuries in adolescent throwers
Risk of injury profile development in athletes
Performance enhancement and injury prevention of runners and golfers


Said RM, Bevelaqua AC. Benign Vascular Malformation at the Ischial Tuberosity. JOSPT. 2016;46(7):607.

Said RM, Johnson EK, Roh EY. The relationship between golf swing trunk rotation biomechanics and low back pain in golfers. Spine Line. 2013;14(5):21-26.

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