Introducing Tim Danley PT, DPT

We’re so excited to introduce you to our next great physical therapist, Tim Danley PT, DPT! He is treating patients Monday through Friday.

Tim Danley PT, DPT lived all over the Pacific Northwest growing up, but has lived in Idaho since 2008. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Idaho State University in Meridian in 2024. Prior to that, Tim attended Idaho State University in Pocatello, graduating with a BS in Health Science, where he completed the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program in 2019. Before going into the DPT program, he worked as a PTA at Stretch Lab for 2 years where he gained many hours of experience with manual therapy and improving flexibility. During his time in the DPT program at ISU, he worked in multiple physical therapy settings including orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, and post-surgical care.

Tim grew up loving sports. He ran cross country and track at Centennial High School, and currently plays golf and basketball. Due to his participation in athletics, he is especially interested in working with athletes of all ages and abilities. He’s excited to help as many patients as possible achieve their thriving lifestyle.

Outside the clinic, Tim lives in Boise with his girlfriend Josie and their cat and also loves to travel. He has been to multiple countries outside of the United States and is looking forward to visiting more. He and his girlfriend have plans to visit all 50 US states.

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Happy Holidays 2023

𝚆𝚎’𝚟𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚊 𝚠𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚏𝚞𝚕 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛. 𝙸𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚊 𝚐𝚒𝚏𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚞𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚎 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎, 𝚎𝚗𝚐𝚊𝚐𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚙𝚊𝚌𝚎. 𝚆𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚜𝚑 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜 𝚊𝚗 𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚘𝚕𝚒𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝚜𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚘𝚗 𝚏𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚖𝚝𝚑. 𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚔 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚞𝚙 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎.

𝚆𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚑𝚊,

𝙰𝚕𝚕𝚢, 𝙶𝚊𝚋𝚢, 𝙰𝚕𝚒, 𝙹𝚘𝚍𝚢, 𝙼𝚎𝚐𝚊𝚗, 𝙲𝚊𝚒 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙴𝚕𝚜

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Ancient Wisdom to Decrease Inflammation

Our modern lifestyle is very different than how ancient humans, and even recent ancestors lived. The constant abundance that we now have is increasing chronic inflammation in our bodies. Chronic inflammation leads to a whole host of problems. All of which are the most common diseases of our time, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, auto-immune disease and many more. The good news is that we can reverse inflammation by tapping into the ancient wisdom of our ancestors.

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Side Plank Struggles?

Did you know that if you’re unable to do a side plank or if you have significant strength differences between sides, you may be more likely to develop low back pain? Let’s see if you can perform a side plank maneuver on each side and hold this position for the recommended time for your age and gender.

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Can You Play Without Pain?

It’s common to think of physical therapy when you’ve had an injury or surgery. But, did you know that physical therapists can help you with pain that limits your recreational and leisure activities? You should most definitely be able to play without pain!

Even adults need play. Playing with your kids, recreating, crafting, playing card games, playing an instrument, dancing and participating in sports – all of these lead to a richer life.

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How Many Push-Ups Can You Do?

Push-ups are a great exercise to practice throughout your life. They keep your upper body and core in shape for functional things like getting up and down from the floor and being able to push heavy loads. Considering your age and gender, let’s see if you’re able to complete the recommended number of push-ups in one minute.

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How Long Can You Hold Bridge Pose?

Bridging is one of the earliest functional movements that humans master. Even babies know how to bridge. On the changing table, older babies and toddlers intuitively help out by lifting their bottoms to make it easier to change their diapers! Throughout childhood we continue to bridge as we play and do back bends. But, just like anything else, we can lose the ability to bridge over time if we aren’t practicing.

Ultimately, bridging is a wonderful exercise to strengthen your hip extensors throughout your life span. Because of this, holding bridge pose is an important wellness benchmark that you should check in with periodically to make sure you’re in tip top shape.

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Why Can’t I Run or Walk Without Pain?

Can you run or walk a mile in 15 minutes without pain? This is a question physical therapists ask to assess if our patients are fully functioning and thriving in life. Also, walking and running are an important part of a well-rounded fitness routine. If you answered no to this question, please read on. We want you running or walking a mile pain-free, in 15 minutes or less.

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Ali Lubbers PT, DPT Promoted to Clinical Director

We are excited to announce that Ali Lubbers, PT, DPT has been promoted to Clinical Director. This change took effect on March 27, 2023. We are confident that Ali will excel in her new role. She has been with Thrive Physical Therapy since October, 2016.  In that time, she has developed a loyal patient base and has demonstrated excellent clinical and patient management skills.

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