TEAM ACTIV

Edward Ash

PT, ATC, OCS, COMT, CSCS, SFG1

OWNER

Ed is an Ohio-liscensed 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 sport 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 physchologists, and fellowship-trained pain physicians. He completed a mentorship in Boca Ranton, FL with Juan Carlos Santana, M.Ed., CSCS who is one of the world's leading experts in functional training. 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, CFSC, SFMA

Annie is a licensed physical therapist and 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 sucessful 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 has interests in orthopedics and sports rehabilitaion. She has recently become a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) and is 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. 

Eva Ryland

BHS, CSCS, CFSC, SFG1

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 attribute to the wide variety of skills she is able to bring to  ACTIV Performance. She is a Performance Coach with Mackenzie and Office Administrator with the lovely ladies in the office. 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 and she loves reading Mr. Rogers quotes ALL the time. ALSO, she is married to David!

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 Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation Board; 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. 

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. 

Mackenzie Hoctor

BS, CSCS

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. 

Linda Wood

BS

Linda joined the ACTIV team in May 2019. She earned her Bachelors 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 unsucessful 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. 

David Ryland

PT, DPT, SFMA

David came on to the ACTIV team in early 2020 as a licensed physical therapist along with Annie and Ed. 

David first came to ACTIV back in 2014 to shadow as an undergraduate student.

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