Meet Our Physical Therapy Team

Jamie Clausen

Originally from San Jose, California, Jamie graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School, where she played one year of soccer before eventually needing three ankle surgeries. This experience is what kick started her love and passion for physical therapy. She proceeded to graduate from Samuel Merritt University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012. Aside from her passion of physical therapy, Jamie has a special love of baking. Anything from cakes to cookies to pies, she is up for a challenge and always trying new recipes. Jamie also loves the outdoors - beach, hiking in the redwoods, spending time with her husband and son, and cheering for all the local teams - Sharks, Warriors, and Earthquakes. Jamie has primarily worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting serving a diverse population of patients - post-op, gait/balance deficits, weekend warriors, and general orthopedic pain/limitation. She uses a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and education to work with each patient to achieve their goals. To further benefit her patients, Jamie is trained in myofascial decompression, kinesiotaping, and BFR, which she can incorporate into her treatments.

Rupa Chakravarty
D.P.T., O.C.S., N.A.S.M., P.E.S.

Rupa has been a Physical Therapist for almost 30 years. She earned her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University, Iowa. She graduated with distinction during her doctoral program and her project work has been included as part of the course curriculum for students. Prior to receiving her doctorate in the US, Rupa had graduated with Physical Therapy from Bombay University, India and was a practicing clinician in a reputed hospital and as well as her own practice in India. Rupa is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Performance Enhanced sports specialist and a certified Clinical Instructor. She has 3 research papers to her credit. She had the privilege to work in multiple settings during her three decades of Physical Therapy. Rupa has worked extensively with varying medical conditions which have honed her diagnostic skills. She employs a wide array of manual as well as exercise techniques to manage her patients’ treatments during their course of therapy.

Michael Marcello

Michael Marcello earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at San Jose State University and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Michael is experi- enced in sports medicine, orthopedics, and concussion exertional physical therapy. Michael appre- ciates and utilizes current evidence-based treatment/interventions, continuing education courses and exercise to promote optimal function and performance. Michael, a Bay Area native, enjoys exercising, watching sports and spending time with his family and friends. Michael is a 49ers, Giants, Warriors and Sharks fan as well.

Dheyani Malde

Dheyani, a Bay Area native, is a sport enthusiast and loves being in the outdoors. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Arizona and Undergraduate Degree from UC Irvine. In between helping patients achieve their goals, she loves reading research articles and learning new treatment methods. Inspired by the tech driven culture of Silicon Valley, Dheyani has consulted with multiple start-up companies on the development of various orthopedic products, using her clinical skills and musculoskeletal knowledge. Outside of the clinic, Dheyani is a competitive snowboarder who has lent a helping hand to many of her teammates - some of which are World Champions and Winter Olympians! She understands athletes well, and how important it is for them to safely return to sport after an injury. She utilizes evidence based practice and goal setting when designing rehab protocols personalized for each patient. When she's not working, you will either find her snowboarding in Colorado with her team, or spending time with her family.

Alice Nikzat
Office Manager, Los Gatos

Alice earned her B.S. in Business Administration and Management at Touro University and is a licensed Phlebotomist and certified Medical Assistant. Alice joined the BaySport family in 2010, She has over 15 years’ experience in the Health Care Systems field and is bilingual in English and Farsi. In her spare time, Alice enjoys reading, movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Elizabeth Diaz
Office Manager, Redwood City

Elizabeth joined the BaySport family in 2004 and is located in our Redwood City office. As the office manager, she strives to provide each patient and client with the best experience from their initial contact to their last visit. Elizabeth enjoys working in a caring and supportive environment while assisting patients with their health goals. It comes natural to her after having many years experience working in the medical community. She was raised in San Francisco and eagerly made the move to the Peninsula with her husband. She enjoys the outdoors, movies, and spending time with friends and family.