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Steven V. Sopher, MPT

Steve Sopher has called Houston home for the past 42 years. He graduated from Westchester High School before receiving his BBA in Finance from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. After graduation, Steve went to work in Real Estate Development where he had complete control over 23 commercial properties including commercial building, retail centers, and multi-family properties. He then accepted the Vice Presidency of a Texas bank where he was directly responsible for over $300 million of foreclosed real estate and a staff of 24 employees.

After the birth of his first child, Steve decided to make a career change and received his Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Women’s University in the Houston Medical Center. After successfully managing an industrial-based rehabilitation clinic for several years, Steve co-founded Ergo Rehab in 2000. Steve has extensive experience as a clinical therapist treating orthopedic related injuries as well as performing Functional Capacity Evaluations and directing return-to-work programs. Steve was integral in helping Ergo Rehab achieve CARF accreditation for its return-to-work programs and served as a CARF surveyor for several years.

Steve’s role with Ergo Rehab has changed through the years. He still enjoys spending time in the clinic but his primary role is overseeing all Finances as well as compliance and business development.


Sherri Smith

Sherri Smith is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Minor in Corrective Therapy. Upon completing a rehabilitation affiliation with Houston’s Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Sherri embarked on her medical marketing career.  She has over 20 years’ experience in marketing industrial rehabilitative services in the greater Houston area.

In 2000, Sherri co-founded Ergo Rehab. She serves as the Director of Marketing and Business Development.  Sherri has extensive experience in bringing a broad base of clientele to Ergo since its inception and continues to promote the growth of the company through community outreach and by directing the concentrated efforts of her marketing team. Sherri enjoys the challenge of growing Ergo’s business by developing strategies that meet the changing landscape of Houston’s healthcare environment.

Her core philosophy is to treat all stakeholders with unrivaled service and quality care resulting in continued satisfaction and successful growth.


Danielle Yassall, PT

Danielle Yassall graduated from Medical College of Ohio with a BS in physical therapy. Following graduation, she worked at a prestigious rehabilitation hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where her focus of treatment was traumatic brain injury and joint replacement.

After relocating to the Houston area in 1996, Danielle began working in an industrial outpatient setting. There she learned how to perform FCE’s and impairment ratings as well as develop direct comprehensive work hardening, work conditioning and pain management programs. In 2000, she co-founded Ergonomic Rehabilitation of Houston, LLC.

Danielle continues to work as the lead clinician at the Southwest and Grocer Supply locations. In addition to her role as a treating therapist, she is the clinical manager/supervisor of all Ergo facilities. She also contributes to company development and marketing.

Danielle currently resides in the Katy area with her husband and two children.