Our Staff

Dr. Carlo L. Sayo, DPT, OCS



I was born in the Philippines and moved to Southern California (Burbank) in 1994. I went to Burbank High School and eventually received my B.S. at UCLA. In 2006, I graduated from USC with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I have worked in different settings (home health, inpatient), but mostly in outpatient orthopedics. I found my passion in orthopedics! My wife (Lisa Sayo) eventually opened Empower Physical Therapy & Wellness in Chino Hills, CA. Since opening in 2016, we have grown to become an award-winning, 5-star Physical Therapy clinic that has served thousands of people in the Chino Valley/Inland Empire!

Many of our company’s core values drive my personal core values. One of my favorite’s is “Always pursuing and driving change!”

“Happiness is what happens in the pursuit of fulfillment!”

At Empower Physical Therapy & Wellness, I am fully committed to serving more of the community by growing the clinic to help more people receive top-notch Physical Therapy! One of things I want to help with is patients who are confused and feel lost and without hope. We specialize in giving patients clarity, a plan for success, hope and confidence! We definitely see many patients who have low back pain, knee and shoulder pain. Many times they have had these for a long time and with us finally see positive changes!

I enjoy working here because I truly enjoy being surrounded by my wonderful team. I also love seeing the positive changes our patients go thru.

What is Dr. Carlo Watching, Reding or Listening To?

  • Avengers: Endgame (Movie)
  • Lost (TV Show)
  • Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend (Podcast)
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*&k by Mark Manson (Book)

When I’m not working I enjoy helping my staff grow professionally. I love having the opportunity to show the community the benefit of good physical therapy!

Patient Testimonials

Empower Physical Therapy runs like a well-oiled machine. Dr Carlo and his associates coordinate the care of several patients at a time without letting anyone’s treatment fall through the cracks. I first went to Dr Carlo after a fall that injured my knee. That’s coming along so well, and I like Empower so much that I’m staying to work on my back that’s been a long-time injury. Dr Carlo’s exercises are easy to understand and to do at home, very practical to work in within your usual day, and yet extremely effective getting right to the spot of injury. Dr Carlo is always working on ways to improve his practice and his methods. I’m a big fan of Empower PT. If you’re tired of hurting, check them out!


– Terry Chastain

Dr. Carlo and his staff are Amazing! They are very caring and go above and beyond to make sure you are getting the best treatment possible. It is awesome that the staff all work together as a team and they are very accommodating to my schedule. Thank you to all for your support! I am finally on the right path with the Empower Team to live pain free!


-Chad Richardson

My experience at Empower Physical Therapy has been stellar. I was having extreme pain down the back side of my right leg due to a herniated disk in my lower back. I came in for an initial assessment with Dr. Carlo and I wound up leaving that day with a fully comprehensive plan for my recovery! This was confirmation that I was in definitely at the right place. I am now about 6 weeks into working with Dr. Carlo and the team and I am feeling great. Much stronger, more flexible, and more confident about getting back to my regular workout routine. I have had the opportunity to work with just about everyone at Empower and they are all amazing, professional, and friendly. Thank you, team – you are the best!


-David Trejo