Ed Ash, PT, ATC, OCS, COMT, CSCS, SFG1, Owner
Ed is an Ohio-licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer, APTA board-certified orthopedic physical therapist specialist, IAOM-US certified orthopedic manual therapist, NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist. He graduated from John Carroll University with a Psychology degree in 1993, and Columbia University in New York in 1996 with a Master's in Physical Therapy. He has worked exclusively in private practices specializing in outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy in Ohio, New Jersey, and Alaska over the past 20 years. While in Alaska he worked closely with the founder and director of the IAOM-US Valerie Phelps, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMT, and helped grow and direct a multi-discipline pain clinic with physical therapists, health psychologists, and fellowship-trained pain physicians. He has been an invited speaker to national and local conferences and an associate faculty member and instructor for the IAOM-US continuing educational courses in orthopedic manual therapy for physical therapists. He and his wife Hillary live in Bath with their three children.
Annie Robertson, PT, DPT, SFMA, CFSC
Annie is a licensed physical therapist and a recent graduate of Cleveland State's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She first became interested in physical therapy as a young volleyball athlete. Her love for the positive and motivating community that playing sports creates solidified her plan to pursue a profession in health care. After a successful volleyball career in high school, she moved on to play Division 1 at Cleveland State for her four years of undergraduate school. She loves being able to work at ACTIV and help people learn how to achieve their goals, return to their active lifestyles safely, and encourage and motivate everyone who walks in the door. She is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) and a certified SFMA practitioner. Annie and her husband, Scott, are very new parents to a healthy baby boy and are forced to show baby pictures daily to the staff at ACTIV. Her favorite Cleveland sports team is the Cavs, her favorite food is tacos (especially from Barrio) and she is an avid weight lifter and kettlebell dabbler.
David Ryland, PT, DPT, SFMA
David is a licensed physical therapist who joined TeamACTIV in early 2020 after graduating from Cleveland State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. David first heard of ACTIV back in 2013 and, after one day, it confirmed his career choice while making it his goal to work here. In May 2020, he will be starting the IAOM-US Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency at ACTIV. David is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. David is also an experienced runner and has run every distance from the 100-meter to the 100-kilometer, his favorite being the trail 50k. He was convinced by his wife, Eva, to do more cross-training and has found a passion for kettlebells and rock climbing. You can also find David working at Vertical Runner in Brecksville or trail running with their dog, Rosco.
Eva Ryland, CSCS, FMS1, SFG1, CSFC
Eva is a 2016 graduate of Cleveland State University, receiving her degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Physical Therapy. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified StrongFirst Instructor and Certified Functional Strength Coach. Eva came to ACTIV in 2015 as a student and shadowed the practice. She hasn't left since. When her dad tore his RTC, she "made" him do his 5-month rehab at ACTIV, even though it was out of network. She knew he would get the best care and return to his woodworking and car fixing at 100%.
All of the certifications she has attributes to the wide variety of skills she is able to bring to ACTIV Performance. She is a Performance Coach and Office Administrator and kind of a jack of all trades. She feels very honored to have the opportunity to work and learn at ACTIV and to be a part of such a great team of professionals with the primary goal of helping others. Eva is also an avid trail runner, rock climber, and yoga-enthusiast. She loves reading Mr. Rogers quotes ALL the time. ALSO, she is married to David!
Mackenzie Hoctor, CSCS, FMS1
Mackenzie joined the ACTIV team in May 2019. She earned her B.S. degree in Exercise Science from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019. She made her way to the NorthEast Ohio region, after growing up in Connecticut and Florida, to accept an internship position with the Cleveland Browns in their employee wellness program. That internship was followed by an internship opportunity at ACTIV that resulted in her current position as a Performance Coach and Office Administrator. Mackenzie enjoys the scope of patient interactions her job requires. She earned her CSCS certification in 2019 and works with Eva on the Performance side training groups, private clients, and teams. She also loves traveling, spending time with her dog, Zeke, and is a serious Starbucks coffee fan.
Shana Steinhouse, LMT
Jane (Shana) Steinhouse is one of our Licensed Massage Therapists here at ACTIV. She has been licensed since 2001, her certification from The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage near St. Louis. She has been a member of the ACTIV team since 2014. Before being a massage therapist, Shana she was a mental health and substance abuse counselor for 20 years. Her specialties include deep tissue massage, myofascial release, relaxation and sports massage. She also enjoys working with essential oils in her practice. Shana likes to walk outside, do yoga and her favorite vegetable is artichokes. She lives in Silver Lake with her husband, daughter and two crazy dogs.
Maya Myslenski, MD, DABMA
Dr. Maya is a board-certified medical acupuncturist, pediatrician, and attending physician at the Department of Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center. She has been an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine since 2003. Dr. Maya graduated from UC Berkeley Helms Medical Institute Acupuncture Course for Physicians in 2016 and has had additional clinical training with Dr. Mok for more than 1 year. She has experience treating patients in the hospital ER setting as well as private practice. She is actively involved with the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, serving on the membership committee.
"Acupuncture brought a new joy into practicing medicine for me. It allows me to spend more time with my patients and develop a different kind of relationship with them. It’s an old fashioned type of relationship; nurturing, kind and loving, where patience, listening and gentle touch are just as important as the treatment itself."
Theresa Roys, LMT
Theresa Roys has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 30 years. She attended the Ohio College of Massotherapy and Cumberland Institute of Wellness Education in Tennessee. Her specialties include chronic back and neck pain, sports injuries, stress reduction, headaches, and general health and wellness. Her techniques include deep tissue, neuromuscular, myofascial, acupressure, prenatal therapy, and Reiki. Theresa enjoys working with her hands to facilitate the healing process. She is grandma two-times over and enjoys cooking, gardening, and all kinds of fiber art!
Kathy Roberts, BS
Kathy is part of our front desk staff. She joined the team in 2015 after a happy hiatus from her former career as an HR Manager from the R&D Center of ICI Paints. She obtained her undergraduate degree from BGSU; School of Journalism. A knee injury while ice skating brought her to ACTIV and the dedication of Ed and his staff made a lasting impression. She stays fit cycling, hill walking, kayaking, swimming along with basic gym training. Kathy also serves on the Board of Zoning Appeals of Brecksville; the Beautification Committee/Community Garden Board of Brecksville; and is a certified Master Gardener volunteer under the OSU extension. Kathy and her husband, Ken, have been Brecksville residents for twenty + years.
Linda Wood, BS
Linda joined the ACTIV team in May 2019. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Kent State in Environmental Science with a concentration in Climatology.
Linda came to ACTIV as a patient after re-injuring a chronic shoulder issue while cutting down a tree in her bee meadow. She came to ACTIV on the recommendation of friend Shana Steinhouse. After many years of unsuccessful PT and countless other remedies, she found hope at ACTIV. She was able to recover fully from her shoulder injury and her years of pain and headaches went away. She believes in the "magic" that happens here and is proud to help make the entire experience positive for everyone because she has walked in those shoes for so long.
Linda is happily working at ACTIV as an Office Administrator. You may speak to her when you call in to schedule! She lives in Richfield with her two daughters and husband.
Michelle is a recent graduate of The University of Akron, where she earned her degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Physical Therapy. Her next step is to begin the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at The University of Dayton in Fall 2020. Michelle first fell in love with Team ACTIV's passion for care, knowledge, and growth while completing a summer shadowing experience here for her studies at UA. A true stand-out factor that spoke to Michelle was ACTIV's commitment to treating the root of their patients' issues and then sending them out functioning better than ever, rather than merely treating their symptoms. It has been a privilege to join this team and she will truly miss their antics and energy during her studies at UD. Michelle enjoys working at ACTIV as an Office Administrator and she hopes to return in the future for a physical therapy clinical rotation to continue learning from this awesome organization! Outside of school and ACTIV, you can find Michelle living her best life as a dog walker/pet sitter, ice cream enthusiast, and avid White Collar fan.