Our Team


Owner, Physical Therapist

Dr. Jones is owner and founding partner at Active PT.  When someone comes in with pain that limits their performance or overall lifestyle, he helps guide them through recovery using movement and education. He believes in the power of the human body and its ability to heal. Following the first few years in practice, he was not satisfied with the current medical approach to treating pain. Following a deep dive into research and several conferences later, his primary treatment focus has been helping patients move beyond persistent pain.


Dr. Jones is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics and certified strength and conditioning specialist.


In his free-time, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with his wife and chasing around his two sons and daughter.


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Physical Therapist

John received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to beginning graduate school, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences degree from Youngstown State University where he studied Exercise Science and played ACHA Division 1 Ice Hockey.


In order to further himself as a clinician, he has also obtained board certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. His treatment philosophy involves evaluating each person and injury as a unique experience and identifying ways to use movement and exercise to meet each patient’s goals.


During his career, John has worked primarily in the outpatient private practice setting and specializes in the treatment of an athletic population with emphasis on hip pathology and the management of the ice hockey athlete. Due to these interests, he has developed and teaches courses nationally specific to these two topics in order to improve appropriate conservative and post-operative management of The Athlete’s Hip and The Ice Hockey Athlete.


John is originally from Powell, Ohio and currently lives in Columbus with his wife and two furry children. He grew up playing hockey in the CCYHA, EYHA, and Jr. Blue Jackets organizations and is still active in the hockey community.


Email John at [email protected]

Jake Pfleghaar

Physical Therapist

Dr. Jake earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. As a part of his clinical education, he completed an internship with the United States Air Force at Keesler Airforce base in Biloxi, Mississippi. While there, he was able to treat high level military special forces, security officers and other active duty personnel. Jake completed his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University and studied health sciences.


Jake has spent most of his life playing sports and still enjoys playing pick-up basketball games, golfing and lifting weights. With Jake’s experiences as an athlete, he believes in addressing the root cause, but in the meantime finding a modification to keep you doing the activities you love to do.


Jake strives to empower his patients to be the driving force behind the rehab process. He aims to use guided exercises and progressive loading to facilitate independence on the journey to getting back to the activities you love. Jake believes in using the treatment approaches that are best supported by current research. Jake always aims to create a positive growth mindset as the brain plays a major role in all of life’s experiences.


Jake is originally from Perrysburg, Ohio and now lives in Columbus. Jake enjoys being outdoors, cooking, exercising and watching sports on TV.


Email Jake at [email protected]

Katie Jenkins, DPT

Katie Jenkins

Physical Therapist

Katie received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The Ohio State University where she also completed her undergraduate studies with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Katie is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and greatly values the benefits of progressive strength training to improve the body’s resiliency. She utilizes a variety of techniques when creating an individualized treatment plan. Katie is able to evaluate and treat conditions to restore strength, mobility, and stability. 


Katie regularly participates in weight training and loves seeing her patients get stronger. Having participated in competitive gymnastics in the past, she understands the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and learning movement skills that you can carry with you for the rest of your life.  


Outside of the clinic, Katie enjoys videography, trying new things in the gym, and trying new Columbus restaurants with her fiancé.

Email Katie at [email protected]


Office Manager / Marketing

Kat is the Office Manager. When Kat started working for Active Physical Therapy in 2012, she developed a passion for helping people after really diving deep into the flawed health care system after graduating with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. She saw how many health care clinics view patients as a number rather than a real person with real goals, and since then has been on a mission to make Active PT a clinic like none other!


Kat thrives on celebrating the success of Active PT’s patients and being an advocate for them in every step of the process. From the first phone call to wrestling with insurance companies if need be, Kat is passionate about doing the heavy lifting so that the patient doesn’t have to.


In her free time, Kat enjoys hiking, running, lifting, going to the Potters House church and calligraphy! Kat lives in Hilliard with her husband, and two kids.

Email Kat at [email protected]


Patient Care Coordinator Manager/Team Lead

Meg Kemerer received an associates degree in Medical Administration in 2009. Prior to joining the Active PT team, she worked as an office manager at an educational learning center for kids. Meg is a former patient and currently trains at Crossfit Grandview. When she’s not at Active PT or Crossfit, you can find her spending time with her nieces and nephew (7, 4, & 2) or exploring Columbus with friends.


Meg joined Active PT in April 2018 and is excited to enhance the office experience for our wonderful patients!

Email Meg at [email protected] 

Danielle Franklin

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)/Patient Care Coordinator

Danielle received her Massage Therapy License after attending Columbus State Community College. She found love for the healing power of touch after witnessing its effects on her loved ones. As a new member of the Active team, Danielle is excited to work alongside experienced physical therapists while applying techniques to relieve pain and encourage relaxation. She also assists the office team to ensure that patients have a positive experience from day one to the end!


When she isn’t studying new ways to address tight muscles, she enjoys traveling, ministry and dancing!

Email Danielle at [email protected] 

paige mcmahan

Patient Care Coordinator

Paige joined the Active PT team in November of 2018 to manage the front office of our Worthington location and assist our physical therapists with their patients in the clinic. Prior to working with Active PT Paige received her bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University in 2014. She spent three years as the Assistant Swim and Dive coach for Colorado State University – Pueblo. Paige then decided to continue her education and in 2017 she moved to Columbus to go to the Ohio State University. In May of 2019 she graduated with a Master’s in Sports Coaching.


When she’s not at Active PT, Paige likes doing CrossFit, reading, relaxing at home, hanging out with friends, and trying out new and fun fitness activities.


Paige loves creating a family friendly atmosphere at Active PT Worthington and helping our patients from the first call to the last exercise.


Email Paige at [email protected]


Therapy Dog, Professor of Anatomy Academy

Tugger joined the Active PT team in November of 2019 to assist our physical therapists with their patients in the clinic.


Tugger enjoys a good back rub, and being told what a good boy he is. He does have an issue with large trucks, and anything that makes loud noises. 


When not at work, Tugger enjoys spending time with his humans (Dr. John and family) and taking a nice nap.

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