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.
Alexa Siefker, PT, DPT, CSFC, CPT
Alexa is a Licensed Physical Therapist who graduated from Cleveland State's Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2018. She was a Division III collegiate track and field athlete at Ohio Wesleyan University where she ran hurdles and performed in the pentathlon and heptathlon. She received her BA in Exercise Science in 2015. Alexa has multiple certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) including Personal Training, Corrective Exercise, and Senior Fitness. She also has certifications with USA Weightlifting as a Sports Performance Coach and a local weightlifting referee. She is certified with Brand X Method for Youth Barbell Training and Youth Group Fitness. She is also a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) in the Boyle Method and has been a Level 1 CrossFit instructor. Alexa has experience in Crossfit partner competitions, Olympic Weightlifting, and playing softball and volleyball competitively. Alexa LOVES being active outdoors. In her free time enjoys backpacking, camping, hiking, rock climbing, running, and reading about nutrition. Alexa lives in Grafton with her husband, David, and their German Shepard puppy, Maverick!
Juli Knapp, B.S., CSCS, CFSC
Juli is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who graduated in 2019 from the University of Akron with her Bachelors Degree in Exercise Physiology. Juli found her stride at Walsh Jesuit High School where she and her team were 3-time State Champions in soccer. She played soccer collegiately at Bowling Green for two years. Ever since high school Juli has dedicated herself to her education in Exercise Physiology, learning how our bodies work at all different ages, and teaching others how to move beyond injury and unlock performance. In 2018, Juli took a deep dive into Power Lifting and competed at the Old School Iron Gym in Cleveland, winning her age group and weight class. She loves the challenge and technique that Power Lifting requires. Like a truly well rounded athlete, Juli has also begun her training for a Half Marathon by the end of 2021. You may have already met Juli here at the front office and been pleasantly surprised to see that she can do it all: explain your insurance policy to you and make you work hard on the Versa Climber! Juli is so excited to be a part of the ACTIV Team!
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.
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!
Sujata Patel, RPh, CFMP, Mindset and Energy Coach
Sujata Patel is a Registered Pharmacist, graduating from the University of Toledo with Honors in Pharmacy Practice. She is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Reiki Master, and Chopra Center Certified Instructor for meditation and yoga. She received her formal training in mind-body practices directly under world-renowned authors and mind-body experts, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon at the Chopra Center for Well-Being in Carlsbad, California. Sujata merges Eastern and Western practices to help heal the body and mind as a whole. She has a health and wellness practice designed to help clients take control of their total health and well-being by balancing their bodies, transforming their minds, and empowering their spirits. Sujata serves on the Board of the rare disease patient advocacy organization, Cure VCP Disease, Inc. Her passion to help find a cure for VCP disease comes from multiple family members who have the active disease as well as asymptomatic VCP gene mutations. Sujata's greatest honor in life is being the mother to four amazing adult children. She enjoys sharing time with her husband, children, and parents. Her hobbies include walks in nature, boating, working out, and relaxing in her hammock with a cup of coffee.
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.