Meet the Physical Therapist

Howard DPT

 Dr. Tzu Hao Chiu 

Dr. Tzu Hao Chiu is known in our office as Dr. Howard Chiu. Dr. Howard received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Northwestern University in 2015. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition, he has also obtained certifications in Dry Needling, Functional Capacity Evaluation and Work Hardening. Dr. Howard’s area of practice includes but is not limited to: orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation, and sports medicine. In his spare time he really enjoys hiking, camping, watching movies, and playing baseball. He looks forward  working with you and meeting new patients!

Karl PT

Karl Sarceno, PT 

Karl Sarceno is a licensed Physical Therapist and is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) from the McKenzie Institute. He graduated from Cebu Doctors’ University in the Philippines. He has been a Physical Therapist in the United States since 2009. Karl has worked in different rehabilitation settings and has been integrating the McKenzie Method of MDT since 2015 with specialization in the spine, upper extremity, and lower extremity pain. He loves to cook, travel, do yoga, and play badminton. He also loves his pet rabbits that he rescued. He looks forward working with his patients!

Alissa PTA

Alissa Dimarco, PTA 

Alissa is our Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Alissa studies at Southern Illinois Carbondale and graduated in 2019. Alissa performs the day to day therapy sessions at IRC. When Alissa isn't working she enjoys quality time time friends, traveling and working out. You can always spot Alissa talking about her puppy, and showing lots pf pictures! 


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