Stance Physical Therapy & Running Clinic is a private-practice, orthopedics clinic dedicated to serving musculoskeletal injuries and holistic treatment of each individual. We are not exclusive to athletes and runners though; we treat all orthopedic-related injuries!
The physical therapists at Stance do specialize in lower extremity/foot/ankle biomechanics, gait/running analysis, custom orthotics, and the treatment of runners.
In addition, Stance offers an in-house dietician and personal training to treat the whole person. Our team believes that incorporating fitness and wellness, along with good nutrition, is our best method to heal and prevent injury.
60 Min Initial Evaluation $130
60 Min Treatment $90
45 Min Treatment $70
60 Min Running/Gait Analysis $130
60 Min Follow-up/ Analysis Review $70
60 Min Orthotic Evaluation $130
Orthotic Device $130
= total orthotic cost $260
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50 Min Session $50
Dr. Jessica (Barhorst) Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University (CMU) in Health Fitness and Rehabilitation in 2003. Immediately following she continued with courses in a Masters of Exercise Science program at CMU. In 2005 she returned to the Dayton area working as an exercise physiologist for Kettering Sports Medicine in their Sport Acceleration program. With her ACSM Health Instructor certification she also worked as a personal trainer for Neolimits, Centerville. In 2006 she was accepted in the inaugural University of Dayton (UD) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. At the University of Dayton she served as a GA instructing in the program’s cadaver lab and as a tutor. Throughout her formal education with UD she began specialization in the foot and ankle during her clinical experiences and independent study. Upon graduation she earned the programs highest honor, the Student Achievement Award. In 2009, she joined Orion Physical Therapy Specialists. Here she continued her specialization in lower extremity biomechanics and fabrication of custom orthotics. Jessica has completed the coursework toward Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine. Her primary areas of interest include running injuries and prevention, footwear, biomechanical video analysis, lower extremity problems, nutrition and recovery.
While attending the University of Dayton, she took part in research and co-authored a publication titled, “Glenohumeral Range of Motion and Lower Extremity Flexibility in Collegiate-Level Baseball Players”. She is second author for a case study titled, “Reconstruction of a Retracted Extensor Hallucis Longus (EHL) Laceration by Split Tendon Lengthening of the EHL and Tendon Augmentation with a Dermal Scaffold.”Jessica has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Dayton Doctor of Physical Therapy program since 2009. She has taken part in teaching Orthopedics I and II labs, Orthopedics I and II problem based learning, Advanced Therapy, Medical Diagnostics problem based learning, and co-teaching undergraduate PT Seminar. She also serves as adjunct faculty at Touro College teaching a 4-day course in Foot and Ankle. Jessica has assisted in continuing education through Orion Physical Therapy Specialists, specifically, Integrated Rehabilitation of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis and Integrated Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine. Jessica has enjoyed speaking and lecturing in the community and yearly for the University of Dayton Triathlon Club on running injuries and footwear.
Dr. Ethan M. Sullivan graduated with honors from Cedarville University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, where he also competed in the NCAA as a collegiate distance runner in cross country and indoor/outdoor track. In 2018 he was named the Division II All-Ohio Champion, 1st Team All-GMAC, NCAA Div. II Midwest Region All-Region Cross Country Team, and the All-Academic American Men’s Cross Country Team. In the fall of 2019, he was accepted into the University of Dayton Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. While at UD, he blended his passions of running and physical therapy to begin specialization of lower extremity & foot/ankle biomechanics and orthotic customization. He completed an independent study titled, “Integrating Video Analysis and PT Treatment to Improve Running Economy” and took great interest in Conventional/Olympic weightlifting mechanics/analysis to further his specialization in sport performance. In the Spring of 2022, he completed his clinical doctorate at the University of Dayton and was awarded the “Outstanding Performance in Scholarship Award of Student Research”.
Following the culmination of his 12-week Elective Clinical at Stance, Ethan joined the Stance PT team in the spring of 2022, where he would continue molding his passions of manual therapy, sport performance, and orthotics. On a personal-level, Ethan is a Marvel fanatic and goes to the theater with his wife, Elly, for every movie premier. He is an avid weightlifter, runner, and cyclist with hopes of attempting a half or full ironman in the future. He enjoys playing piano in his free time and is a huge NBA/LeBron fan. He orders seafood for every special occasion and was originally born in Portsmouth, Virginia, although he was raised in Springfield, Ohio.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist since 2009, Brandi Breden MPH RDN LDN, has worked as a clinical dietitian at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis, Missouri then as the Coordinator of Nutrition Services at Western Kentucky University. She received her Bachelor of Science in human nutrition and dietetics from The Southern Illinois University at Carbondale prior to completing her dietetic internship at St. Louis University and Master of Public Health at Western Kentucky University. She has experience with disordered eating, sports nutrition, gastrointestinal issues, weight and body image concerns, nutrition related health conditions and general wellness. She has a passion for helping people reach their optimal health through nutrition using an evidence-based, non-diet, food first approach.
While at WKU she worked with all types of students on campus. She worked with student athletes to create individualized nutrition plans, provided education for one-on-one counseling sessions, team and class presentations, as well as grocery store tours where she taught young athletes how to shop for healthy, nutrition-dense food on a budget.
Brandi currently resides in Oakwood with her husband Jeremy, two sons Drew and Jack, and daughter Kate. Brandi is also a veteran who served 20 years in the Illinois Air National Guard before retiring as a MSgt in 2015.
Molly (Schauer) Kash has been a runner since the age of five when her mother signed her up for the Oakwood Track Team. After a successful career running at Oakwood High School, she graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Dayton with a degree in Interior Design and specializing in math. Molly has spent the last 25 years as a commercial interior designer and coaching elementary school soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field, and cross country. Molly was motivated to begin running marathons after her fourth child, Rudy, was born with a birth defect. He was treated at Shriner’s Hospital in Cincinnati. The Shriner’s Hospital held a fundraiser in conjunction with the Chicago Marathon and asked if she was interested in participating. After raising $15,000 for the Shriner’s Hospital, she ran Chicago, qualified for the Boston Marathon, and was hooked on running long. From there she has run many marathons including Boston, New York, Columbus, and Air Force. She has recently taken her running journey onto trails and has ventured into the ultra marathoning world.
Molly’s interest in fitness and well being has been life long. After an injury in May 2019, she met with Dr. Jessica Smith for physical therapy, and their friendship immediately developed. The importance of strength training became more apparent to Molly and she quickly realized the key to having a successful long running career was strength training. She was motivated to obtain her certified personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is passionate about helping other people build their strength in order to achieve their fitness goals and feel better through evidence based strength training. Despite the permanent nature of the injury and because of her strength training, Molly is able to continue to be competitive and still besting her personal records. She is currently training for her fourth Boston Marathon. Molly resides in Oakwood with her four children (Becker, Charlie, Addie, and Rudy), husband Jeff, and her zoo of animals including dogs, birds, rats, chipmunks, and rabbits.
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2306 Far Hills Avenue, Oakwood, Ohio 45419, United States
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed