Dr. Eric S. Honbo, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Clinical Specialist

Dr. Eric S. Honbo has been practicing orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine since 1997. As a Chicago and New York City Marathon finisher Eric understands the patients' desires to compete - and not only to just set goals but also to achieve them. Eric has worked with patients of all ages and abilities who have experienced orthopedic and/or neurological injuries.

He has had the unique opportunity to work with many NCAA, professional, and Olympic level athletes as well as numerous professional musicians over the years. In doing so, he has learned that a successful outcome requires the unique combination of skilled PT intervention, consistent communication between the patient, therapist and physician, as well as consistent patient compliance with performing his or her individualized home program. Eric picture


  • Doctorate Degree Massachusetts General Hospital IHP (Harvard Clinical and Teaching Affiliate) Boston, MA
  • Master of Physical Therapy Degree Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts University of California at Irvine


  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist - APTA
  • Certified Pitching Coach - National Pitching Association/Rod Dedeaux Research in Baseball Institute

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • California Private Practice Special Interest Group


  • "Vertebral Artery Compromise by C2 Bony Tumor - A Case Report" (under review in the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy)
  • Platelett Rich Plasma Injections and Selective Rehabilitation Protocols - co-author (textbook chapter)

Interests and Accomplishments

Eric completed an additional post-graduate Year-Long Orthopedic Manual Therapy course and has developed a special interest in working with shoulder girdle and elbow injuries as well as with spinal impairments. He is a clinical lecturer at California State University Northridge on spinal and Pelvic Girdle dysfunctions. Eric also provides expert peer and utilization review for Massachusetts and California insurances and has assisted with on-site care for the NBA Summer League.

Eric enjoys playing in his weekly basketball games, running, competing in local USTA tennis tournaments and learning to play the drums. He and his wife have two daughters and live in Newbury Park, CA.

Learn more about Eric's partner Dr. Cody Jones.


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* The greater Conejo Valley area includes Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Ventura, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Newbury Park, and communities in west Los Angeles County.
Our services page provides greater detail, but here's a quick summary: neck & low back pain; shoulder injuries (impingement syndrome, rotator cuff strains, labrum injuries, bursitis); elbow injuries (ligament injuries, cubital tunnel; Tommy John rehab); knee (ACL rehabilitation & meniscal tears), foot and ankle; post-operative rehabilitation for all orthopedic and general surgeries; running injuries; throwing injuries; vestibular and balance disorders