Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Elizabeth Scarpelli, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, has been a therapist for 35 years and brings a wealth of experience, expertise and energy to her practice. She has mentored over 30 graduate PTs on the path to specialization in orthopedic manual physical therapy. She was a senior instructor for over 20 years in the Kaiser Hayward PT Residency and Fellowship program, the first program of its kind in the country. This program set the standard for advanced clinical residency education in the US and Liz takes this philosophy to heart and continues to mentor therapists in her clinic. Her goal is to assist the PT to be the best they can be and pass it on. This provides huge benefits to our patients because that expertise in long term mentoring is carried forward to our patients treatments. That collaboration between therapists assists sorting out complex patient problems so that they can be addressed in the most efficient way.
Liz has been published in the American Physical Therapy Journal, and Kaiser Permanente National Website. She wrote a blog for the movie Miss Representation regarding the sordid history of foot binding and other insults to women’s feet.
Liz is an avid cyclist and treats her son (when he’s home) who rode on the Italian cycling team Aren Cucina last year.
Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Christopher Clukies PT, DPT is a therapist who brings a sharp mind, a kind heart and inquisitive mind to his practice and the perfect therapist to work along side Liz. Chris brings very good listening skills, a vital skill to patient’s who feel professionals have not heard them. He wholeheartedly embraces the mentoring process and is fully engaged in providing excellent patient care. Chris is an avid cyclist. He is fluent in Spanish.
Katelynn Allen graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Kinesiology and minor in Biology. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. As an avid soccer player, and wakeboarder, Kate has a special interest in sports performance and orthopedics. She promotes the use of manual therapy along with functional movements to allow patients to return to the activities and sports they love. Kate is a fun-loving person who enjoys living an active life full of pastimes including hiking, running, snowboarding, and exploring the great outdoors.