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. Throughout her education, Ellen presented research at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting, the nation’s largest physical therapy (PT) conference, and participated in a service experience to Mexico, providing PT services to local workers and their families. 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 practice, weight lifting, and cardiovascular exercise to maintain a high level of physical activity. Ellen is looking forward to making 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. She plans to expand her skillset with courses in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and a certification as a yoga instructor. She will incorporate these techniques 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. Throughout physical therapy school, she enjoyed being involved in the program and with the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, acting as a class representative for UC, served on the OPTA Student Special Interest Group Board, and acted as the Southwest District Student Liaison.

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.