Meet the Physical Therapists
David Stejbach, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Cert. MDT
David Stejbach has his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and has extensive experience working with a diverse group of children and adults from the well-tuned athlete to the aging baby boomer.
David specializes in treating orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders with a special emphasis on issues regarding the spine, foot and ankle, shoulder and knee. He has extensive knowledge in treating both non-surgical and post-surgical patients; and, is one of the few therapists in the area who is credentialed in mechanical diagnosis and therapy of the spine through the McKenzie Institute. This renowned field of study is a research-driven program of assessment, treatment, and prevention strategies for back and neck.
Ellen Franke, PT, DPT
Dr. Ellen Franke is a Cincinnati native and two-time graduate of the University of Cincinnati, earning her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in May 2015 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in April 2018. Ellen has a passion for athletic activities, developed through a long history of participation in competitive sports. However, after the demands of volleyball and swimming led to injuries, she adjusted her approach to physical wellness. Today, she balances yoga, weight lifting, and cardiovascular exercise to maintain a high level of physical activity. Ellen strives to make a positive difference in the well-being of her community by empowering her patients to take control of their health and foster positive habits for improved quality of life. In recent years, she has expanded her skillset, becoming certified both in Dry Needling intervention and as an APTA Clinical Instructor. She regularly takes continuing education courses for Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and further plans to begin working towards a certification as a Pilates reformer instructor later this year. Ellen incorporates each of these techniques and more into patient treatments as she believes in the benefits of melding breath, strength, and flexibility.
Katie Nemann, PT, DPT
Katie Nemann was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2014, majoring in health sciences. While at UC, Katie swam for the varsity swim team. Following her undergraduate career, Katie continued her education at the University of Cincinnati and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in April 2018. Since then, Katie has remained steadfast in expanding her treatment techniques. She has taken multiple courses through the Prague School of Rehabilitation on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and is certified in Dry Needling intervention.
Katie enjoys volunteering her time, and has previously worked as a mentor for undergraduate health science students at UC, as well as working with children with disabilities through the Special Olympics in the pool at adaptive swim team. She also enjoys sharing her love of swimming through coaching. Currently she enjoys staying active through running and being outdoors. Through all of these experiences, Katie has come to discover her passion for helping people get back to what they love to do through exercise and movement.