Andy McLlarky
Co-owner, Clinic Director & Physical Therapist

When Andy McLlarky was a high school athlete, he sustained a knee injury playing baseball. His physician recommended physical therapy as a road back to wellness, and Andy had to undergo several treatments before he could return to the active lifestyle he enjoyed. “As I got better, I really saw the value in PT and became driven to the field,” he explained.

That was the beginning of his own dream to become a physical therapist, a decision that has allowed him to enjoy a career he still finds extremely rewarding.

“This is a very rewarding profession,” he says. “When you can ease people’s pain and help them get back to their normal lives, they are very appreciative, and that is very rewarding.”  Andy took his Physical Therapy degree at Springfield College where he was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with professional athletes and train under world-renowned physical therapists.

Andy has taken advanced training in movement assessment, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and evidence-based joint manipulation. He is passionate about staying current with ongoing research in physical therapy and strength and conditioning so that he can deliver the best results to his patients.

When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, young son and daughter, and the family’s dog. He also enjoys working out and listening to music and rooting on Boston sports teams.


Ed Soul

Owner of five athletic clubs in Beverly and Cambridge, Ed Soul is an entrepreneur with a passion for health and wellness.
Owning a physical therapy clinic is a natural extension of his commitment to the health of the region where he makes his home, he says.

“We work hard to offer programs in our athletic clubs to promote life-long wellness and a commitment to movement and exercise, but sometimes people need a level of care and treatment that goes beyond what can be offered in an athletic club setting, he says.

“After working with Andy the past several years and seeing the wonderful results and outstanding reviews from our members and the community, partnering with Andy for this venture was an easy decision.

“We are glad to be able to provide an affiliated physical therapy clinic and to make our facilities available to patients there as they work their way back to full mobility and wellness.”

Ed’s commitment to the community and to wellness has prompted the public to acknowledge it. For more than 10 years, his main facility has been awarded the Reader’s Choice Best Gym in Beverly, Salem and Greater North Shore area.


Kara Jesi, DPT
Assistant Director & Physical Therapist

Kara was inspired to become a Physical Therapist after undergoing knee surgery and experiencing PT as a high school athlete. Understanding the benefits of PT and its ability to assist in overall health and wellness, Kara decided to pursue this rewarding field as a profession.  

Kara graduated from Northeastern University in 2012 with a BS in Rehabilitation Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  She continues to provide her patient’s with a comprehensive program utilizing evidence-based research and collaborating with other health professionals in order to achieve the goals established by each patient.

Kara enjoys living an active lifestyle, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Megan Kressbach, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist

Megan received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Sacred Heart University in 2015 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University in 2017.  She first became interested in Physical Therapy in High School while receiving treatment herself for neck and shoulder pain due to competitive swimming.

Since graduating Megan has worked as a geriatric therapist concentrating on general balance deficits, post-op rehabilitation, working with more medically complex cases such as cardiac and pulmonary conditions.

Megan believes in a holistic approach treating her patients.  She incorporates aspects of their overall health and wellbeing into her treatment approach not just the area being treated. Megan's interests include nutrition, gardening and cooking for friends and family.


Liv Gold, DPT,
Staff Physical Therapist

Liv decided to become a physical therapist after she saw physical therapy completely transform the life of a young patient with a spinal cord injury.  She loved how a therapy based on straight forward interventions, like breathing and movement, could help patients return to the activities that gave their lives meaning.

Liv graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 2019 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  She is a registered yoga teacher, meditation instructor and licensed massage therapist.  Her clinical interests include back and neck pain, chronic pain, dizziness, pre/ post surgical care and neurological disorders.

When she's not at Soul, Liv can be found exercising, baking sourdough bread for her friends, exploring the woods with her dog, and spending time with her family.


D.J. Marquis DPT
Staff Physical Therapist

D.J. chose to pursue physical therapy as a means of blending his lifelong interests of wellness, exercise, and sport performance. D.J. decided to pursue a career in this gratifying profession after observing great physical therapists help assist patients in gaining the ability to perform activities that they loved.


D.J. graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2018 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He has been fortunate to gain great clinical experience in a wide variety of clinical settings; with patients of all ages and activity levels. D.J. is highly motivated and determined to provide his patients with the highest quality of care and the most current evidence-based practice guidelines. He strives to be a valuable member of the health care team and is a true believer that collaboration and cooperation of all health professionals is necessary to provide optimal care to each patient.In his free time, D.J. loves to exercise, spend time with his friends and family, and travel.