Doctor of Physical Therapy~Wellness Coach

Deborah A. Marotta, DPT, PT, CSCS


Deborah’s primary area of expertise and professional passion is orthopedics. As a doctor of physical therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and marathon runner, Deborah has a profound understanding of the “mechanics” of the body. She works one-on-one with clients to assess and resolve underlying bone, joint or soft tissue problems, so they can achieve their individual health and performance goals. She has over 25 years treating clients in orthopedics, sports and general medicine. She offers solutions when treating clients with chronic problems unresolved by medications and rest through selective active isolated stretch and strengthening techniques. In addition, she is known for health and wellness programs with successful results from evidence-based skills.  Before creating Start to Finish Fitness, Deborah was a physical therapist for several local health institutions including University Hospitals of Cleveland and Lake Hospital Systems. As a health professional, Deborah welcomes both physical therapy and fitness clients. 

Degrees and Accreditations

  • Ohio Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Doctorate of  Physical Therapy, Boston University
  • Bachelor of Science and Certificate of Physical Therapy, Ohio State University
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Weight Trainer, International Weightlifting Association
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers
    Memberships/Professional Development Programs

    • University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospitals, Safe Sleep Program, Educator and Philanthropic Supporter, 2016
    • Velosano "Big Wheeler," 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Cleveland Clinic Healthy Strides (formerly "Walk With A Doc), Team Presenter,  2011 - present
    • Women Who Care About Breast Cancer Coalition, 2013 - 2016 
    • Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute Board member, 2007-2014 (dissolved)
    • University Hospital Of Cleveland, MacDonald Women's Health Leadership Council,  2006 - present
    • Dana Farber Charity Runner, Boston Marathon, 2006
    • The National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2003 - present


      phone:  216-559-3000

      Start to Finish Fitness
      31300 Pinetree Road
      Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124