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.

Gary Kang

Gary Kang is a driven practitioner who has a passion for helping people positively change their lives through improved movement. Gary graduated from Gurnick Academy of Medical Art in 2015, with distinction. Since entering the Physical Therapy field, Gary's understanding of human movement has continued to evolve, and he takes great pride in seeing his patients meet their goals. He utilizes principles from a number of renowned movement schools of thought including Movement Links, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, and Institute of Physical Art. Gary's objective with each patient is to assess the integration and dynamic interaction of each structure (muscles, joints, ligament, fascia) instead of looking at the body as separate structures. By effectively implementing this approach, Gary is able to understand and communicate why a person is in pain or why certain performance goals are not being met. Gary's skill sets includes, but not limited to, active/passive manual techniques, neuromuscular facilitatory techniques and movement analysis and correction, Graston techniques, Rock Tape, Myofascial decompression techniques. Gary also specializes in TMJ assessment and treatment.

Credentials includes: Certified Movemetlink Specialist, Certified Assistant in Functional Manual Therapy, Functional Movement and Performance Kinesiotape certified practitioner. When he is not in the office, Gary enjoys spending time with friends and family for Warrior's game, wine tasting, practicing Tai Chi and Chi gong, traveling, and exploring new restaurants in The Bay Area.

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.

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.