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About Active Physical Therapy

Our Story

Treatment at Active Physical Therapy

Decades of care

Dr. Kevin Jones opened Active Physical Therapy in 2010 in Hilliard, Ohio, with a mission to provide personalized, hands-on, and attentive care to every patient. Over the past 10 years, we’ve expanded our operations to Worthington, Ohio, and Newport, Kentucky. Each client we see receives a customized treatment plan, and the Active Physical Therapy team works hard to remain as accessible and available as possible to accept new patients, see existing patients, and welcome returning patients to our clinics. 

About the Team

A Note From the Owner, Dr. Kevin Jones

When I started Active Physical Therapy a decade ago, one thing was clear: we needed to get control back into our patients’ hands.

Active Physical Therapy was designed from the first day we opened our doors to do things differently. We wanted our patients to be actively in control of their experience. This starts with a fast, easy booking process and eliminating the obstacles that block access to care. We wanted to make it clear to our patients that they can book directly with us, receive individualized care, and not overpay for their care.

I’m incredibly proud of what we’re building at Active Physical Therapy. Our team is exceptionally talented. We don’t just dive into treatment based on a guess or what we “typically” see. When you come to Active Physical Therapy, the first thing we do is listen. What is bothering you? When did it start? Does your pain come and go? Without this step, nothing else matters. We listen and we empathize with you: living with pain can be traumatic, and we’re here to help you change your life.

As a remote clinician, I am not tied to a physical location. I love working with clients in their homes and meeting companies at work to help them prevent injuries or recover from workplace accidents. No matter where we meet, or how long we work together, it’s my deepest honor to help you achieve your physical goals through Active Physical Therapy.

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About Dr. Kevin Jones at Active Physical Therapy

About Our Team

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Owner, Physical Therapist

About Kevin
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.

Spencer Badia

Spencer Badia

Physical Therapist

About Spencer

Spencer attended The Ohio State University where he received his Doctor of Physical therapy degree. He completed his undergraduate work at Baldwin Wallace University while also competing in NCAA baseball. 

During his schooling and experience with high school and collegiate athletics, Spencer has developed special interests in treating the overhead athlete and individuals who live an active lifestyle. Spencer also enjoys empowering previously inactive individuals with the tools to take up an active lifestyle of their own. Spencer plans to pursue an Orthopedic Clinical Specialization in the future to promote ongoing professional development.

Spencer’s rehabilitation approach is rooted in applying evidence-based strength and conditioning principles and educating patients in a way that allows them to take control of their own rehab journey. Spencer enjoys applying manual therapy interventions for short term improvements in pain, but always encourages you to follow it up with a solid training session.

Spencer is from Bellaire, OH but currently lives in Columbus with his wife and two dalmatians. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys spending time on the water fishing, getting together with friends & family, working out, and exploring Columbus with his wife.

Danielle Franklin

Danielle Franklin

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)/PCC

About Danielle

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!

John Snyder

John Snyder

Physical Therapist

About John

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.

Kat Prater

Kat Prater

Office Manager/Marketing

About Kat

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.

Paige McMahan

Paige McMahan

Patient Care Coordinator

About Paige

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.

Jake Pfleghaar

Jake Pfleghaar

Physical Therapist

About Jake
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.

Meg Kemerer

Meg Kemerer

Patient Care Coordinator Manager

About Meg

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!



Therapy Dog/Professor of Anatomy Academy

About Tugger

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.

Client Feedback

Active Physical Therapy Testimonials

I have been a two-time client at Active PT and both experiences were extraordinary. Every member of the staff and the therapists are high-caliber professionals giving laser-focused, client-centered care. I have the highest regard for the treatment I received that made my return to work possible. I would encourage anyone in need of PT to feel confident that the program they require will be tailored to their needs and executed with precision.

Don L.

This place is great. They did not keep having me return for unnecessary treatments just to get more money. They are honest and friendly. They’re extremely knowledgeable and capable of treating your ailments. I was being scene for pain of my sciatica nerve in my left leg. I had dry needling performed and it was the best thing for me. This was in 2017 if I remember correctly and I’ve not had the problem return.

Crystal S.

Kevin was awesome!! He was very knowledgeable,personable and exceedingly competent. The PT was cutting edge even though I went for a workers comp evaluation. I received great customer service and care at this PT practice. I would recommend this PT location to anyone in need of PT services.
Ezra K.

Contact Information

5551 Hilliard Rome Office Park
Hilliard, OH 43026

6877 North High Street, Suite 108
Worthington, OH 43085

15 W 6th Street
Newport, KY 41071

PHONE: 614-850-0500

FAX: 614-850-0540

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