Staff

Howard B. Lieberman

Howard has over 25 years of clinical experience in spine and extremity musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He is a graduate of UCLA and San Jose State University. Howard possesses a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. He specializes in the design of programs and instruction in physical training specifically related to orthopedic rehabilitation. Howard is also certified as a “Rock Doc” Kinesiotaping Specialist. Howard is an avid skier, backpacker, cyclist, and trail runner. He is also a licensed private pilot. Outside the clinic, Howard spends as much time as possible with his wife and two teenage daughters, enjoying the mountains and all types of outdoor adventures.

Michelle Crane-Robba

Michelle graduated from and received her license from Sonoma College in 2007. Additionally, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Motion Picture from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. She was born and raised in San Jose, California but has lived abroad, teaching English in Japan. She is certified as both a Myofascial Decompression and Graston Technique clinician. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and cooking.

Jason M. Powell

Jason graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Samuel Merritt University. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Puget Sound. While at Puget Sound, Jason minored in Mathematics and Chemistry while playing baseball and graduated as a Coolidge Otis Chapman Honors Scholar. As an undergraduate and graduate student, Jason completed a senior thesis on combination strength training techniques in the male athlete, assisted in research for anti-gravity treadmill training in patients with neurological disorders, and studied neuro-dynamic abnormalities in patients with orthopedic dysfunction. Jason is a Redwood City native and attended high school at Sacred Heart Preparatory. While not at work, Jason regularly plays basketball and softball, exercises, and enjoys watching movies.

Stephanie

Stephanie is the Office Manager and Insurance Administrator for STAR Physical Therapy. She has over 14 years of medical office experience and is an expert in physical therapy benefits for private, worker’s compensation, and Medicare insurance plans. She will be happy to assist you with any scheduling or insurance questions you may have. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and gardening and reading.

Aashka M. Raval

Aashka graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy in 2008 and a Masters Degree in Exercise Science in 2009. She has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 2009 and has worked in outpatient as well as sub-acute rehabilitation settings. Aashka is a credentialed clinical instructor for physical therapy students. She has taken multiple continuing education courses in manual therapy techniques including Mulligan mobilization, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, mechanical diagnosis and treatment of back pain, and myofascial decompression. She is a certified Aquatic Rehabilitation Therapist. Outside of work, Aashka enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and dancing. Aashka is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujrati, and Marathi.