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.
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 $140
60 Min Treatment $95
45 Min Treatment $75
**6 & 8 - Visit Packages also available at lower rate**
60 Min Running/Gait Analysis $140
60 Min Orthotic Evaluation $140
Orthotic Device $145
= total orthotic cost $285 (3 adjustments at no charge if needed)
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 Sullivan's academic journey led him to Cedarville University, where he graduated with honors and showcased his athletic prowess as a collegiate distance runner in NCAA cross country and track. In 2018, he earned accolades as the Division II All-Ohio Champion and secured a spot on the 1st Team All-GMAC, NCAA Div. II Midwest Region All-Region Cross Country Team. Notably, he was a key member of the All-Academic American Men’s Cross Country Team.
His pursuit of excellence continued at the University of Dayton, where he entered the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in fall 2019. Here, Ethan blended his passions for running and physical therapy, focusing on lower extremity & foot/ankle biomechanics and orthotic customization. An independent study titled, “Integrating Video Analysis and PT Treatment to Improve Running Economy,” reflected his commitment to innovative approaches.
Driven by a curiosity for weightlifting mechanics and analysis, Ethan expanded his specialization in sport performance. His dedication reached new heights as he completed his clinical doctorate at the University of Dayton in Spring 2022, earning the prestigious “Outstanding Performance in Scholarship Award of Student Research.”
Transitioning into the professional realm, Ethan has become a notable speaker at several community events in Oakwood, sharing insights on integrating strength training for runners. Additionally, he has taken on the role of hosting group strength sessions and programming at Stance, underscoring his dedication to continued learning in all aspects of therapy and performance. This commitment ensures that those he works with receive the most comprehensive and innovative care in the realm of physical therapy. Dr. Ethan M. Sullivan remains dedicated to enhancing the well-being of his patients through ongoing education and expertise.
Please contact us directly via phone/email with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you have!
2306 Far Hills Avenue, Oakwood, Ohio 45419, United States
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed