About - Empower Physical Therapy & Wellness

About Empower Physical Therapy and Wellness

“We help active adults get out of pain so they can get back to doing things they love to do!”

Click Play To Hear From Some Of Our Happy Clients at Empower Physical Therapy & Wellness (Chino Hills, CA):

At Empower Physical Therapy and Wellness we love to help adults get back to doing things they love to do! In fact, we specialize in getting active adults out of pain so they can get back to living the life they deserve. A life free from painkillers; a life where you don’t have to worry about bothering the doctor; a life where you can do and enjoy all of the things you love. Basically a life without the fear of pain holding you back.

When something like pain strikes in your knee, lower back, neck or shoulders, or if you experience an injury from exercising or playing sports - we know it’s very tempting to leave it and hope it will simply “go away on its own” with time and rest… That you’ll wake up someday and like “magic”, it’ll be as if it never happened in the first place - but that’s usually not the case, and often the pain ends up worse than it was when it first started.

We also know it’s very easy to reach into the back of the cupboard for the painkillers, and take them whenever pain strikes so it eases off fast - but all those painkillers are no good for your health long-term, and do nothing but mask the pain instead.

Or, maybe you’re left feeling confused, even sceptical because you’ve seeked advice from other Healthcare professionals, or a P.T. in the past, and nothing they seemed to say or do helped.

Can You Relate?

If that sounds like you, you’re not alone. At Empower P.T. and Wellness we hear this all the time… In fact people who first come see us often:

  • Thought the pain would go away on its own - but it didn’t.
  • Went to many Doctors, only to be told to “rest” and “take some painkillers” - then weeks later go back to see the Doctor again, only to be prescribed MORE rest, and an even stronger dose of painkillers.
  • Get a massage or see a chiropractor, but the relief (if any) was short term and pain just came back.
  • Or you saw a P.T. in the past - only to be given a sheet of paper with random exercises, which did NOTHING to help.
  • Tried a few YouTube exercises, but those exercises either didn’t do a thing or aggravated the pain making it 10 times worse.
  • Thought it would be a good idea to rest because the pain was so bad, but all that did was make the area even more stiff and tight.
  • Been told by a family member or friend that “everybody gets aches and pains as they get older” - and that you should just “accept it”.

Any Of These Sound Familiar?

​​​​​If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our expert Doctors of Physical Therapy at our Chino Hills Clinic to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already, like many people we see, is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some real advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision, so you know what’s the best thing to do next.

Dr. Carlo L. Sayo

Co-Founded by Dr. Carlo Sayo, DPT, OCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board - Certified Specialist, Speaker and Newspaper Columnist


Lisa Patel Sayo

Co-Founded by Lisa Sayo, MA, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist, Women’s Health and Incontinence Specialist, Blogger and Newspaper Columnist

Empower Physical Therapy and Wellness is co-founded by Dr. Carlo Sayo DPT, OCS, and Lisa Sayo MA, OTR/L

Dr. Carlo Sayo is a board certified orthopedic specialist, one of Southern California’s leading Physical Therapists, Speaker, and newspaper columnist (Chino Champion Newspaper).

His wife Lisa Sayo, MA OTR/L is an occupational therapist, Women’s Health Incontinence Specialist, blogger and newspaper columnist (Chino Champion Newspaper).

Lisa and Dr. Carlo have been helping people just like you for years who want to stay active and love to be healthy so they can get the most enjoyment out of life!

We believe that adults aged 40+ should have access to exceptionally great care to help them stay active, mobile and free from pain medications.

If you would like to know how the Empower Team at Empower P.T. and Wellness can help you live with less pain and get you back to feeling great again - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinic:

Note: Free Discovery Sessions are offered for individuals that are nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy. So if you feel relatively hesitant, allow us to work together to find out what is wrong and what can be done. We are here for you!

We Love To Help People

  • Stay active - so you can run after your kids all day, play your favorite sport with your friends, feel confident pushing yourself with your gym workout, or enjoy your next jog or hike! (worry free!)
  • Stop taking pain medications - so you’re not always reaching in the cupboard for painkillers to ease the pain whenever it strikes - PLUS they’re no good for your long-term health anyway, and don’t actually do anything to fix the problem, just mask it
  • Avoid dangerous surgery - we’ll help you get to the root-cause of what’s going on quick - often inside 20 minutes, so you don’t have to get to the point of having to face surgery to fix it
  • Find out what’s wrong - we’ll help give you peace of mind and ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery
  • Enjoy life more! - so you can enjoy quality time with family and friends that aches and pains can steal from you, get a good night sleep without tossing and turning, and finally feel confident about taking that long vacation with your family without worrying about pain stopping you!

Basically, we love to help people get back to living a life free from the curse of pain...

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our Chino Hills Clinic then please click the button below and complete the short form:

Here's 3 People We've Helped Recently

Please enjoy watching these success stories of other people just like you who came to Empower Physical Therapy and Wellness- and left much healthier and happier within just a couple of weeks:



Late 30's, Chino Hills

I couldn't exercise, sometimes I couldn't sleep. I couldn't, go grocery shopping. I couldn't make dinner, I couldn't play with my kids. The impact that Empower has had on my quality of life is that now I can do the things I want to do and take care of my family and enjoy them.



Mid-Teens, Chino

I liked how the employees were really welcoming towards me and how they made me feel really comforted and at home and they understood from my viewpoint, and they wanted to help me, like they were invested in my health. I improved immensely after just a couple of weeks.


Dr. Bruce

 Late 40's, Chino Hills

My primary injury was my left shoulder and I couldn't raise my hand above my head. I was having difficulty putting on my clothes and this injury was chronic and it was affecting my work and day to day activities. Since coming here I pretty much have full range of motion again.

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