WE'RE STRIVE
1:1 PERFORMANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY & PERFORMANCE TRAINING

By providing client centered treatment we help people overcome pain and take control of their health. We teach the skills necessary to build healthy habits for creating longevity and resiliency. Our mission is to be a long-term resource for people in their health and wellness, and to create positive change in the health of our community. 

Dr. Shveta Jones, PT, DPT, COMT, Owner. 

Shveta Jones spent half of her childhood first in Queens, New York, and then in her native country of India before moving back to the U.S. at age 15 to live with her aunt and attend school in Connecticut. Her aunt eventually retired to Sedona, Arizona, which is how Shveta found her way to the Grand Canyon State. Inspired by her paternal grandfather’s successful rehab following a stroke, Shveta began volunteering at a physical therapy clinic shortly after moving to the U.S. She was intrigued enough to pursue P.T. as a career path in college at Northern Arizona University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and a minor in Physical Sciences in 2000. She went on to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from NAU in 2004.

As an orthopedics and sports medicine specialist, Shveta enjoys not only helping her patients get back to doing the things they love, but also giving them a whole new awareness and recognition of how to use their bodies.

When she’s not helping her patients live better, more active lives, Shveta enjoys hiking, running, working out, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her dog, her cat, and her husband.

Dr. Shannon Ahearn, DPT, DN-Cert, MFD-Cert, SMT-1 Cert

Shannon is an Arizona native, and she grew up dancing and cheering here in the valley.

She attended Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in Exercise Science, which was follower by a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in 2020. Very shortly after graduation, she pursued a specialty in Dance Medicine and is one of the few Dance Medicine Specialists in Arizona.

Shannon enjoys using her skillset to rehabilitate performing arts athletes, as well as active individuals with various injuries and impairments. Educating her patients regarding their injury is one of her core values and she furthers that passion by hosting workshops and attending their athletic events (invite her to your competitions to cheer you on)! 

When she’s not in the clinic, you can probably find her at the gym training for one of her competitions as a nationally qualified NPC bikini competitor. She enjoys her down time with her soon to be husband, Konner, and their sweet rescue Pitbull (Beau). Together, they are most likely found at a local coffee shop or seeing the newest movie in theatres.

Dr. Ciara Parris, PT, DPT

Ciara is originally from the Chicago suburbs where she grew up doing competitive gymnastics and figure skating. She moved out to Arizona in 2014 to attend Arizona State University where she received her B.S. in Kinesiology. She spent 3 years after undergrad working as a health coach and group fitness instructor before realizing physical therapy was the right path for her. Then went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Baylor University. 

She has extensive experience and a passion for working with athletes, individuals with developmental disabilities, and individuals with autoimmune disorders. Her treatment style bridges the gap between neuromuscular and orthopedic aspects of physical therapy while eliminating fear of movement through education. She will get you back to doing the things you love through individualized and evidence-based care. 

When she’s not in the clinic, you can probably find her at the dog park with her 2 fur babies (Zeplin & JJ), hiking, playing board games, or hanging out at a local coffee shop. She’s ready to guide you in reaching your goals and celebrating the little wins along the way! 

 
 

Michael Berentes, B.S. Phys. Ed, IFA-Cert C-PT, Performance Coach 

Michael is originally from Rock Falls, Illinois. From a young age, he was always very interested in sports and participated in multiple sports including playing football. His passion for football led him to play and have great success not only in high school, but even in college. He ended up competing in football all 4 years at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

 

At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, his interest in sports led him to receive his  B.S in Science Education with an emphasis in Health and Human Performance. While still in school, he opened his own online personal training business and worked as a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness. 

 

Michael enjoys creating personal connections with clients and helping them achieve their fitness goals through strength training, as well as excelling athletes through sports specific training. Michael also offers unique nutrition help to get you back on track and back to a better, happier, you.

 

When he is not in the clinic, you can find him at the gym, enjoying the weather by the water, or even catching a quick hike. 

Ashley Ebenhoch, CPT, UESCA Run Coach

Ashley was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She attended and was captain of the cheerleading team at Northern Illinois University.

 

Ashley studied kinesiology and minored in preventative and rehabilitative exercise science. At Strive, she is our on-site health coach and running performance specialist.

It was at NIU where she met her husband, Jake. Jake and Ashley have been married for 17 years and have two beautiful children, Avery (13) and Everett (10).

When Ashley is not coaching at Strive or driving carpool for her children, you will find her out on the trails training for her next race.

As a seasoned ultramarathoner, Ashley tries to fit in at least 1 race each month to help her stay active within the local running community!

 
MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE KINETIC CHAIN AT A TIME.

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STRIVE’S TREATMENT STATEMENT

Here, we don’t treat conditions; we treat people. As such, you spend your entire appointment with your physical therapist. No techs, no assistants, no being abandoned with a stretchy band. Our therapists are committed to understanding your specific needs and goals to help you achieve the best possible results."

Clinic hours

Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – 6:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Friday: 9:30am – 2:00pm