From the moment you meet Dr. Reza Ghassemi, you will know he’s not like most medical professionals. He enjoys life and carries that enthusiasm into his practice when working with his patients. Born and raised in California, Dr. Ghassemi began playing organized sports at a young age. He continued playing through college and Semi Professional Rugby while at Life University where he was a part of a national championship team. But it was an injury to his neck at a tournament that inspired him to direct his education toward the study of the body and specifically the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

He moved to St. Petersburg in 2006 and began practicing and training throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Reza is happily married to his wife Joan and enjoys travel, sporting clays, scuba diving, rugby, and weight-lifting. He loves St. Petersburg and enjoys exploring our town with his two French Bulldogs: Roshi and Petunia.

Doctor of Chiropractic w/Adjunct Physical Therapy Certificate. Life University, Atlanta, GA 2003 Scholarship Athlete

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV 1998

  • Certified Interactive Metronome Provider

  • Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner

  • Certified Strength / Conditioning Specialist

  • USA American Weight Lifting Level One Coach

  • Licensed Chiropractor in States of Florida (CH9274) and Nevada (BO2360)

  • Graston Technique Specialist certified in 2015

Sports Background

Played rugby for 17 years from high school through semi-professional men’s teams. Teams include: Lamorinda Rugby Club 1989-1991, St Mary’s Old Gaels 1992, Reno Zephyrs 1994, Forwards Captain University of Nevada, Reno DII Pacific Coast 1996-1998, Super League National Championship team member 2000 (1998-2003), Life University division one team member 2002-2003. Team member Sweet Sixteen Boca Raton Buccaneers 2004, Sweet Sixteen Team Captain Diablo Gaels and Pacific Rugby Union 2005. Represented USA Rugby South as loose forward at Inter Territorial Trials from 1999-2001.

Dr. Reza Ghassemi enjoys life!