Meet our PT Staff!

Melani Brooks Debasitis MSPT, ATC:


Melani received her Bachelors in Kinesiology from UCLA in 1989 and her Masters in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1991. Melani also became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 1990, a certification she still maintains.

Melani has been practicing since 1991. The majority of that time has been spent working with local doctors right here in the South Bay. Melani has extensive experience working with patients of all abilities. She has worked with disabled individuals, weekend warriors, and Olympic / professional athletes. Melani, and her staff, are able to design safe, effective exercise programs for patients at every level.

The patient population Melani has treated is as diverse as Silicon Valley itself. She has worked with school aged children to Geriatric patients and everyone in between.

Elizabeth Baker, DPT:
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Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Physiology/ Neuroscience from University California San Diego in 1999. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in 2005. In addition to her focus on outpatient orthopedics, she also has previous experience in a wide variety of patient care settings including, cardiac rehab, acute care, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke rehabilitation.

Elizabeth has served as a Clinical Instructor and enjoys mentoring and teaching physical therapy students and interns. She is a credentialed Clinical Instructor with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

After performing a comprehensive evaluation, Elizabeth designs an individualized therapy plan for each client, utilizing a variety of techniques to facilitate improved function and quality of movement while decreasing pain. She enjoys working with people of all ages and believes that the client’s participation with exercises leads to quicker and better outcomes.

Elizabeth enjoys many activities together with her husband and daughter, including: hiking, sailing, camping/backpacking, racing rally-x, traveling, SCUBA diving, gardening and spending time with their family and friends.