Mike Eisenhart is a husband and father of three, a son, a brother to 5 and an uncle to many. Mike is also a physical therapist, a health consultant, Pro-Activity’s managing partner and a self-proclaimed mad scientist on the move; a passionate subject matter expert in the realms of injury and disease prevention, as well as human performance and achievement. Mike can usually be found pushing himself (and the status quo) either on behalf of his clients or in an effort to live his personal mission of being a “doer of extraordinary things”.
Mike Eisenhart is a leader in the physical therapy profession having held posts at the local, state and national levels for the American Physical Therapy association, the nation’s largest professional association for physical therapists including the role of President of the association’s NJ chapter from 2015 to 2017. In addition, as one of the profession’s top innovators, formally recognized in 2013 for work done on Pro-Activity’s Prevention Model, which he pioneered initially in 1999, Mike has written extensively ranging from blogs and trade journals to more formal peer-reviewed publications. His most recent formal work was the chapter “Work Injury Prevention and Management: The Role of the Physical Therapist in Injury Reduction/Prevention and Workforce Wellness” in 2014, on behalf of the national Orthopedic Section of the APTA. Professionally, Mike is perhaps most widely known as a passionate speaker/presenter and coach, having lectured on health and prevention to thousands of clients, employers, professionals and students, in audiences both small and large over the years…..and when he’s not chasing his kids or logging the swim-bike-run miles, he can be found….sleeping of course.
Eric Eisenhart, CPT, PES Partner
Eric Eisenhart is a Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and partner with Pro-Activity Associates . Graduating in 2003 Cum Laude from Cornell University, Eric serves Pro-Activity as Director of Health & Fitness Services.
Having been involved in athletics as a competitor and coach all his life, Eric not only believes, but acts upon the tenants that health and personal wellness are essential building blocks for optimal performance in work, play, and life. Although a self-stated “non-runner” he has completed numerous marathons, including 3 “Bostons”, as well as a handful of middle-distance triathlon events. However, Eric remains firm that his proudest moments haven't been crossing any finish line, but instead, assisting clients in overcoming personal obstacles, make lasting health changes and performance gains they can be proud of, and achieving their own goals. In his tenure, he has consulted with and coached a diverse client set including numerous Fortune 500 companies, and individuals ranging from youth and the general public to elite-athlete and Olympian.
A former First-Team Academic All-Ivy League member, throughout his career he has been a highly regarded presenter, having experience addressing both domestic and international audiences. Eric and his wife Amy reside in the Annandale section of Clinton Twp., NJ with their two children Emma and Thomas.
Dr. Amy E. Weller, PT, DPT, GCS Partner
Amy has been providing clinical and consulting Physical Therapy services for 20 years. She has advanced clinical training, holding a Doctorate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health Physical Therapy and was a Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties - one of only 42 in the entire state of NJ and less than 1500 nationally - for 10 years.
Amy’s personal mission is to educate healthcare consumers on the biomechanical aspects of human movement. Specifically, she believes in the prevention of over-use and postural based movement inefficiencies that lead to dysfunction. She has a special interest in overall health promotion to prevent inflammation and the potential for disease processes.
Amy remains active in professional associations and the local community through youth coaching and charitable events. She finds that a deeper understanding of her patient’s needs comes from her personal experience with endurance running and swimming. She has completed 6 half marathons and a half-iron aquathlon.
Nicholas Pfaff, CPT, CESPartner
Nick is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and joined the Pro-Activity team in 2005. Since then, Nick has assisted in nearly all aspects of the company including clinical operations management, evolving Pro-Activity’s M360 program as a fitness specialist, as part of the prevention team helping corporate clients to achieve health and safety goals, and most recently becoming a partner in early 2013.
A graduate of Cornell University as an Electrical Engineer and former NCAA Division I athlete, Nicholas also serves the company by providing technology support and fueling technological innovation, helping Pro-Activity to stay on the forefront of current technology trends. Realizing after graduation that his true passion lay in his athletic roots, he took equal parts athlete and engineer, mixed them together with a post graduate certification in personal training and created an individual who dissects movement in both training and ergonomics and helps clients by applying this critical eye in a simplified, practical way.
When he's not tinkering in the Pro-Activity lab, you can find Nick running the trails of North Jersey. He has a few ultra-marathon completions, including most recently a 100-mile run in Northern Ohio. Nick, his wife Alissa, and daughter Blair currently reside in Glen Rock, NJ
Dr. Justin Bagley, PT, DPTPartner
Justin earned his clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University (recognized within the top 10 US Physical Therapy schools by US News and World Report). Dr. Bagley practices in the areas of orthopedics and neuromuscular rehabilitation, injury/disease prevention, wellness and human performance. With this background along with experience working with utilities throughout the tri-state area, he brings a unique understanding of the risks faced each day in the industrial environment. He has taken special interest in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of lower extremity and running related injuries and is currently pursuing his Orthopedic Clinical Specialists certification.
As an athlete and keen observer of human movement and performance throughout his life a few recurring questions have always remained: what is the difference between individuals who remain healthy and those who are chronically injured? Through research the answer has become quite clear. By correcting common movement faults, incorporating the proper elements of training/work intensity and volume paired with the right dosage of recovery and nutrition, individuals can excel. This combination has proven successful for him both with patients and personally as he moved from collegiate level soccer athlete to an endurance athlete with events ranging from the 5K through the 50 mile ultra marathon
Chris Gahagan, CSCS, PES, FMSStrength Coach, Manager, Health & Fitness Services
Chris graduated from William Patterson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, and is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Functional Movement Systems Functional Movement Screen Certified.
He is a lifelong sports enthusiast, playing soccer from age three through high school, college, and at the club level for seven years with the Jersey Knights.
Chris believes that taking a scientific and evidence-based approach, in combination with hard work and the correct weight and speed and agility training, can maximize the potential of all athletes.
He is an avid fan of the United States Men’s National Soccer team, Everton Football Club, the New York Knicks, New York Giants, and enjoys watching soccer at all levels from youth to pro.
He lives in Greenwhich, NJ with his wife Megan and enjoys spending his free time weight training and playing soccer, basketball and football.
Dr. Dana Edwareds, PT, DPT, OCSPartner, Pro-Activity North
Dana Edwards joins the Pro-Activity team with an extensive background Orthopedic Physical Therapy having received her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University in 2007 and her clinical doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in 2010. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation at St Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne NJ, pediatric rehabilitation at PRNY in Totowa NJ, and in outpatient orthopedics at West Milford Physical Therapy in West Milford NJ. She currently holds a C1 and C2 certification in the 3-Dimensional treatment of scoliosis from the Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School, which she obtained in 2014 and 2016 respectively, her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist distinction, and most recently her certification in Applied Prevention and Health Promotion.
Dana is very involved in the professional PT association, the APTA, on the national level and is serving her third term as a NJ delegate. She is member of the orthopedic section within the APTA, and is involved in advocacy efforts within the professional organization where she has served as a clinical instructor and mentor to student PT's.
Dr. Alison Hartman, PT, DPTPartner, Pro-Activity North Carolina
Ali began cultivating her love for health during her undergraduate years at the University of South Carolina as an Exercise Science major. Clinically trained as a Physical Therapist, she has a deep appreciation for the resilience of the human body and the value of caring for it in all capacities. Yet it wasn’t until late in her coursework that Ali realized her true purpose centered around facilitating a culture of health for as many people as possible, and that her passion lie within the promotion of health and prevention of disease rather than the treatment of symptoms. This realization pushed her to relentlessly pursue advanced certification through the Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies (APHPT), while at the same time, completing her doctoral coursework. Today, Ali continues as an adjunct faculty member for the Institute of Clinical Excellence and teaching assistant for the APHPT certification course.
Ali is lifelong athlete, having competed at the NCAA Division I level in equestrian, and continues today as a marathoner, CrossFit athlete, and outdoor enthusiast. And though as with many athletic pursuits, accolades and personal achievements are cherished, Ali finds the community aspect of fitness and sport to be the most engaging part. A native of Tuckerton, NJ, Ali currently resides in Advance, NC with her husband Jake and dog Molly, and after completing her residency with Pro-Activity at its BaseCamp 31 headquarters, will serve as the Director of Pro-Activity North Carolina in late 2018.
Dr. Alexis Morgan, PT, DPTPartner, Pro-Activity Tennessee
A graduate of East Tennessee State University, having completed undergraduate studies in Exercise Science, and completion of her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy, Alexis Morgan has often found herself pushing, leading out front when appropriate, for a better way - an internal drive she credits with leading her to Pro-Activity.
During her doctoral program, Alexis spent 48 weeks in various healthcare settings including acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient rehab centers. Through these experiences, it became clear to her that passive interventions too late in the game were never going to help people get out of the medical-industrial complex. Instead, active interventions with lifestyle changes and preventing chronic diseases from occurring in the first place is what will fix the state of our nation’s health. These realizations ultimately led her to become a Certified Applied Prevention & Health Promotion Therapist in 2017, and further position her to make a difference in the health and well-being of her clients.
Alexis naturally finds herself in leadership positions, with previous roles including the APTA Student Assembly’s Director of Communications and Global PT Day of Service Social Media Co-Coordinator and currently serves as consulting Physical Therapist and Operations Manager at Pro-Activity Tennessee.
Alexis & her husband Dr. Zac Morgan, both Nashville natives, enjoy spending their time cooking together, working out at their local crossfit gym or exploring the great outdoors with their Boston Terrier, Winnie. And if you can’t find Alexis in any of the previously mentioned activities, you’ll probably find her organizing (or re-organizing) her closet, the cabinets, or her bullet journal.
Dr. Zac Morgan, PT, DPTPartner, Pro-Activity Tennessee
Those that know him best describe Dr. Zac Mogan as a passionate guy. An obsessive learner, his love of all things health and fitness (2nd only to his wife Alexis) embodies the way in which he approaches his work - as more of a calling than a job. With a bachelors of science degree in exercise physiology and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy from East Tennessee State University, and certifications through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and the Academy of Prevention & Health Promotion Therapies, Zac is driven to help people unlock their potential and avoid falling into the perils of chronic disease.
As a residency-trained physical therapist who specializes in orthopedic care, Zac sits on the faculty at the Institute of Clinical Excellence where he teaches coursework in Spine Management. Although his passion for health and fitness first sparked in 2009 when he first walked through the doors of CrossFit Murfreesboro in Middle Tennessee, he quickly realized the solutions to most healthcare problems don’t lie inside the walls of a hospital or office but in active, healthy lifestyles. This concept pushed him to complete his Level-1 CrossFit coaching certification and fueled his passion for helping people move well, avoid many of the pain issues that currently plague society, and achieve higher levels of performance both in health and overall life.
Zac currently serves as the Director of Pro-Activity Tennessee, a position that relies on his experience and passion to achieve the best for those he serves. Outside of work, Zac can be found at the gym or enjoying nature and time outdoors fishing, diving, hiking, or swimming.