Sternen Physical Therapy
Kate Shoger, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT
Kate graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University in 2015, and then went on to complete a year-long Orthopedic Residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Since becoming a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Kate has enjoyed working with a wide variety of orthopedic patients, diverse in age and diagnosis. To further develop her treatment skills with spine patients, she pursued additional coursework in the McKenzie Method and is now Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment. Though treating low back and neck pain is her favorite, Kate enjoys working with all orthopedic patients in order to get them back to doing what they love as soon as possible. Kate moved back home to Cleveland in 2018, and in her free time enjoys hanging out with her husband and dog, practicing yoga, cooking, and trying new restaurants. She is excited to join the Sternen family!
Learn more about Kate, see her video here: Kate Shoger
Courtney Crawford, PT
Courtney graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science Minor in Biology and Masters in Physical Therapy. She was active in Division I College Track and Field and currently participates in running events. Her athletic experience makes her highly effective with the sports medicine population and she has over ten years experience in orthopedic physical therapy. Courtney applies her extensive orthopedic skill set to assist a variety of patients to full recovery. You will be greeted with a friendly upbeat style and advanced care. Courtney is also part of our Dry Needling team!
Learn more about Courtney, see her video here: Courtney Crawford
Natalie Boyd, PTA
Natalie graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associate in Sport and Exercise Science in 2010. She continued at Professional Skills Institute and is now a licensed physical therapy assistant. Her many talents include a Stott Pilates Certification and Myofascial Trigger Point training. She uses a combination of exercise, Pilates, and manual therapy to help other improve patients' quality of life. Natalie brings a positive attitude and compassionate care during her one on one training and rehabilitation sessions. Call today for your personal BodyMoves Training session.
Debbie S. Sternen, MS, PT, CEO
Debbie always had a passion for physical therapy, especially for treating patients with headaches, neck pain, and TMJ disorders. After graduating with a Bachelor in Physical Therapy from Bowling Green State University in 1986, she went on to earn her Masters in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo. After working in a variety of settings, Debbie opened Sternen Physical Therapy in May of 1998 in Beachwood, Ohio. Her vision was to provide patient care in a setting that puts the patient's best interests first. She attended many headache, vestibular, and dental/TMJ seminars to gain a confident understanding of the craniomandibular cervical complex. Sternen Physical Therapy is now recognized in the Cleveland area for expert care of patients who are suffering with craniomandibular cervical disorders. You will feel comfortable in the hands of Debbie, who uses a "hands on" manual therapy approach to all of her patient care. Explore her wellness touch with a BodyWorks session.
Learn more about Debbie, see her video here: Debbie Sternen
David Nelson, DPT
Sternen Physical Therapy welcomed David to the practice in September 2017. He provides comprehensive orthopedic care, manual therapy, and dry needling. David Graduated from the University of Kentucky where his education emphasis was orthopeadics and rural health. David enjoys using creativity to assist clients to return to their passions with improve function.
Learn more about David, see his video here: David Nelson
We look forward to meeting you.
Call 216-682-0413 to schedule your appointment today
Jennifer Blakeney, PT, MPH
Jennifer Jennifer earned her physical therapy degree from Boston University in 1981. She received
her MPH (Master in Public Health) from the University of Michigan with a concentration in
health education and health behavior. Jennifer has specialized in Women’s Health since 1995,
mentored by local expert, Stephanie Pritts, MPT and studied with author and international trainer, Janet
Hulme, MA, PT. She is currently working on her Craniosacral Therapy certification through the Upledger
Institute where she is a teaching assistant. Jennifer has extensive experience and study in Muscle
Energy Technique with training from Michigan State University osteopathic medicine experts. Most
recently, Visceral Manipulation training adds to her skills for comprehensive care of patients with back
and pelvic pain, including bladder and bowel issues, due to trauma, birth, abdominal surgery or simply
the rigors of daily living.
Learn more about Jennifer, see her video here: Jennifer Blakeney
Dayah Garrett, LMT
Dayah Garret has a passion for helping people and is eager to help each client feel better. Her interest in massage therapy was sparked when the mentors of the cosmetology program told her she had gifted hands. Since she loved to work with her hands, she pursued her massage therapy license. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2004 and brings years of experience to our BodyWise team. Dayah incorporates several effective techniques, such as trigger point therapy with relaxation massage to leave her clients feeling calm. Her intuitive nature will find your trouble spots from repetitive strain, injuries, overuse, stress, and trauma. Dayah finds fulfillment knowing she has made a difference in how her clients’ feel by understanding their health care concerns and encouraging preventative maintenance. Patients learn to master their stress, which allows them to increase their sense of wellness and productivity. She is hoping to help you on your healing and wellness journey.
Learn more about Dayah, see her video here: Dayah Garrett
Jessica Pisano PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Clinical Director
Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with dual concentration in Psychology and Philosophy from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2008. She continued her education at Saint Louis University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2010. Post-graduation, Jessica moved to Chicago and worked in outpatient orthopedics for NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois. While in Chicago she also trained under multiple clinical specialists from around the world and completed her Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014. She is a fellow and member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. After relocating to Cleveland in the spring of 2015, she worked with the team of experts at Rehabilitex in Solon, Ohio further improving her manual therapy skill set practicing Dr. Ma’s method of Integrative Dry Needling. Jessica has completed continuing education in dry needling, vestibular rehabilitation, joint manipulation and APPI Pilates among many others. Her clinical areas of expertise include functional training, orthopedics, and manual therapy. While she loves working with patients of all ages and backgrounds, she has special interests in working with athletes, performing artists, post-operative conditions, and those suffering from headaches and chronic pain. In her free time she likes to practice what she preaches: an active lifestyle.
Learn more about Jessica, see her video here: Jessica Pisano