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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John received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. 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.
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Dr. Betts is a Physical Therapist who specializes in treating the active population and athletes of all ages and levels. She truly enjoys sharing the benefits of physical therapy with all her clients. Her goal is to get people out of pain and giving her clients intrinsic control over their symptoms.
With her first career in personal training and coaching; Mattie has combined her knowledge of exercise/fitness and sport with physical therapy to successfully treat the active population. She is now effectively coming along side her clients to coach them through their injuries or setbacks while keeping them as active and strong as possible while rehabbing them at the same time. She is knowledgeable in programming around an injury, and personally guides her clients to maximize any required down time.
Her treatment method incorporates manual procedures, that lead to better mobility and muscle function. Mobility drills that directly correlate with the specific movements that are specific to her client’s daily function and sport. Lastly, and most importantly she systematically uses exercise and movement to provide true healing to injury.
Specialties: Post-operative care of orthopeadic surgeries, degenerative joint and disc disease of the spine, shoulder pain, knee pain, ankle/foot pain, Cross Fitters, Olympic weight lifters, power lifters, runners, yogis, and young athletes: middle school-collegiate.
Inspiration while rehabbing: RUN when you can. WALK when you have to. CRAWL if you must. Just NEVER give up.
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Dr. Jake earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia in 2019. 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.
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Jenna received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Elon University (North Carolina) in 2017. While there, Jenna had clinical rotations in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, as well as outpatient rehab. Prior to grad school, Jenna received her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Calvin College (MI).
After school, Jenna has continued learning with courses in dry needling and ACL rehab. She believes that we never stop learning and strives to use the knowledge she acquires throughout her career to teach and empower her patients.
During her career so far, Jenna has worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting with experience working with patients dealing with a wide range of pathologies. She has a special interest in treating knee pathologies particularly in the athletic population as she grew up playing soccer and volleyball. Her treatment method involves manual therapy techniques to decrease pain and increase mobility, as well as a variety of exercises to improve strength, stabilization, and endurance. Jenna believes a well-rounded treatment approach based on each individual’s needs and goals is key when helping others return to the things they love.
Jenna recently got married and moved to Grove City where she now lives with her husband, Rheadon. In her spare time Jenna enjoys playing/watching sports, exercising, traveling, and spending time with friends and family (especially her nieces and nephew!)
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During her studies at the University of Dayton, Jenna worked with a wide variety of patients in various settings. She completed rotations in acute care, inpatient neuro rehab and outpatient sports and orthopedics; working with high school athletes, military veterans, and even Olympians. While finishing up her studies, Jenna traveled to Singapore to complete an independent study capstone in Traditional Chinese Medicine at a modernized clinic. She graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2019.
Jenna has been a CrossFit athlete since April 2017 and has a strong passion in combining physical therapy with her love of CrossFit. Her goals to accomplish this include working on and off the clock in research, training, and education in any way she can. Jenna values each patient as an individual and is determined to provide each client with the best evidence-based care.
Some challenges Jenna is excited to take on are gaining more hours as a licensed clinician, developing herself as an all-around athlete, and working towards increasing her education; including dry needling and CSCS. A few of Jenna’s strengths highlighted by her previous supervisors include: determined and self-disciplined, focused on individual patient care, strong communication with patient and colleagues, and easily builds trust-based relationships with patients.
Jenna will be treating patients at the Newport, KY clinic located inside NewCov CrossFit; a quick drive for anyone located within the tristate.
Jenna is from the east side of Cincinnati, but currently resides on the west side of Cincinnati with her significant other, Patrick and their dog, Gunner. She loves to be ACTIVE – strength training, CrossFitting, hiking, traveling, and is open to trying all types of workouts.
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Kat is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Active PT’s 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 son.
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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!
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!
Paige joined the Active PT team in November of 2018 to manage the front office of our Worthington location and assist Dr. Mattie with her patients and their exercises 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.
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Amy graduated with a B.S. in Medical Dietetics from the Ohio State University in 1992, and has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, long term care facilities, physician offices, diabetes clinics, community settings as well as with the media.
Amy joined the Active Physical Therapy team in 2012. She currently provides outpatient nutrition counseling to individuals with a variety of diagnoses and nutritional goals. In 2014, she added food sensitivity testing and treatment to her practice. Amy is a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) and has additional training in the testing and treatment of food sensitivities using the patented Mediator Release Test (MRT). The MRT measures your body’s immune reaction to 170 different foods and chemicals. Food sensitivity is often the root cause of many inflammatory conditions. Patients suffering from migraine, fibromyalgia, IBS, Crohn’s UC and other inflammatory conditions can find significant relief by discovering their “best” foods and implementing an anti-inflammatory diet specific to their individual results.
Amy is passionate about helping her patients feel their best. She enjoys guiding them into making food choices that benefit their health while taking into consideration their individual needs and preferences. Amy and her husband Matt have a teenage daughter and son. She spends her free time with her family and enjoys reading and furthering her knowledge in the areas of integrative nutrition and health.