Happy Holidays 2023

πš†πšŽ’𝚟𝚎 πš‘πšŠπš 𝚊 πš πš˜πš—πšπšŽπš›πšπšžπš• πš’πšŽπšŠπš›. π™Έπš πš’πšœ 𝚊 πšπš’πšπš 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πšŠπš‹πš•πšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πšŒπš˜πš—πšπš’πš—πšžπšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πšœπšŽπš›πšŸπšŽ πš˜πšžπš› πšŒπš˜πš–πš–πšžπš—πš’πšπš’ πš’πš— πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš™πš˜πšœπš’πšπš’πšŸπšŽ, πšŽπš—πšπšŠπšπš’πš—πš πšœπš™πšŠπšŒπšŽ. πš†πšŽ πš πš’πšœπš‘ 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšŠπš—πš πš’πš˜πšžπš›πšœ πšŠπš— πšŽπš—πšŒπš‘πšŠπš—πšπš’πš—πš πš‘πš˜πš•πš’πšπšŠπš’ πšœπšŽπšŠπšœπš˜πš— πšπš’πš•πš•πšŽπš πš πš’πšπš‘ πšŒπš˜πš—πš—πšŽπšŒπšπš’πš˜πš— πšŠπš—πš πš πšŠπš›πš–πšπš‘. πšƒπš‘πšŠπš—πš” 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšπš˜πš› πšœπš‘πš˜πš πš’πš—πš πšžπš™ πšπš˜πš› πš’πš˜πšžπš›πšœπšŽπš•πš πšŠπš—πš πšπš˜πš› πšœπšπš›πš’πšŸπš’πš—πš 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πš›πš’πšŸπšŽ πš’πš— πš’πš˜πšžπš› πš•πš’πšπšŽ.

πš†πš’πšπš‘ πš•πš˜πšŸπšŽ πšŠπš—πš πšŠπš•πš˜πš‘πšŠ,

π™°πš•πš•πš’, π™ΆπšŠπš‹πš’, π™°πš•πš’, π™Ήπš˜πšπš’, π™ΌπšŽπšπšŠπš—, π™²πšŠπš’ πšŠπš—πš π™΄πš•πšœ

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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.Β Β In that time, she has developed a loyal patient base and has demonstrated excellent clinical and patient management skills.

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Introducing Ally Pearson PT, DPT

We’re so excited to introduce you to our new physical therapist, Ally Pearson PT, DPT. Ally began treating patients on December 12, 2022 and is available for appointments Monday through Friday.

Ally is originally from Vermont. In 2009, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. After college she worked in several physical therapy clinics which confirmed that she wanted to become a physical therapist. She later moved to Utah to attend the University of Utah where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015.

Work History

While new to Thrive Physical Therapy, Ally practiced in the Treasure Valley for seven years before joining us. Ally’s career started out in a hospital based outpatient orthopedic clinic that exposed her to a wide variety of patients, diagnoses and conditions. After several years there, she realized there that she had an approach to patient care that needed more freedom to expand. Next, she spent two years in a wellness-based private practice where she continued to hone her manual skills as well as contribute to business and program development and other administrative tasks.

Ally’s practice has evolved over the years as she recognizes that we are physical, emotional, and energetic beings and in order to thrive we need to support all aspects of ourselves. Clinically she specializes in fascia, normalizing movement, and re-establishing foundational strength in order to help patients live the life they want. As a natural teacher, Ally loves using education as a way to empower you to care for your body. You are the expert of your body and she loves to supplement that with education backed by evidence. In addition to that – Ally will enthusiastically be there to celebrate your gains, both big and small!

Continuing Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Physical Therapist in Idaho
  • Continuing education completed in topics such as:
    • Craniosacral therapy
    • Shoulder complex
    • Hip complex
    • Sacroiliac joint
    • Pregnancy and post-partum
    • Foot and ankle
  • CPR Certified

Personal Interests

Ally lives with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and a dog. She loves to garden, cycle (mountain and road), hike, ski, and explore the world with her girls.

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Happy Holidays 2022

As we come to the end of 2022, we want to take a moment to wish you and yours a warm, cozy, and healthy holiday season. Despite the busy-ness that creeps in this time of year, Mother Nature is nudging us to rest, recover and reflect. We hope you follow her lead and take the winter months to address your aches and pains, rehabilitate your injuries and move your body in nourishing ways.

With love and support,

𝔾𝕒𝕓π•ͺ, π•‚π•šπ•ž, π”Έπ•π•š, 𝕁𝕠𝕕π•ͺ & 𝔼𝕝𝕀

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The Story Behind our New Logo

After nearly thirteen years in business and an expansion last year, it was time to refresh our logo. We are very excited to introduce this new logo to you! The expansion changed our floorplan and color scheme, but simultaneous to the physical changes came energetic shifts within our team and culture. Because of this, it’s time to share our story with you. We also want to take this opportunity to communicate our values and how they are represented by the new logo.

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Happy Holidays 2021

The 2021 holiday season feels extra happy this year because, as a team, we have lived through a whirlwind of projects, an expansion, the ongoing pandemic and the hiring and training of three wonderful additions to our team. Despite all this, we’ve all remained healthy, grounded and in good humor. We hope you enjoy reading Thrive Physical Therapy’s year in review.

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Introducing Els Brady PT, MOMT

We’re so excited to introduce you to Els Brady PT, MOMT. Starting Monday, August 2, 2021, she will be treating patients Monday through Friday, with late afternoon availability three days a week.

While new to Thrive Physical Therapy, she’s a skilled and seasoned practitioner. Els is originally from Belgium where she received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1989. Later, she completed a two year Orthopedic Residency Program through the Ola Grimsby Institute, where she received her Masters in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 1997.

Work History

After living in Anchorage, AK for 31 years, she and her husband moved to Idaho in 2020. In Alaska, she initially practiced in acute care, frostbite care, rehabilitation and long-term care. But for most of her career, she treated patients in outpatient orthopedic settings. In her most recent position, she was a clinic manager and partner while also treating a full caseload of patients.

Els has a variety of orthopedic experience and uses an integrated systems approach. Specifically, she has treated many recreational athletes, post surgical patients, spine patients, knee rehabilitation, gait & running analysis, posture and body mechanics education, aging clients, osteoporosis care, a variety of neurological conditions, and patients with movement impairment syndromes. She has a passion for expanding her treatment toolbox and enjoys working closely with her colleagues.Β 

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Physical Therapist in Alaska and Idaho
  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner
  • Certified Facial Distortion Techniques Practitioner
  • Discover Physio Series Graduate
  • CPR Certified

Personal Interests

Outside the clinic, Els enjoys alpine, skate, cross-country and backcountry skiing. She also enjoys biking, hiking, yoga, paddle boarding, traveling, reading and cooking. Her native language is Dutch and she is fluent in English and French. She is enjoying Idaho’s beautiful weather and wonderful community. She and her husband are our neighbors, right here in the North End.

We’re thrilled to introduce you to Els, and for our patients and team to benefit from her experience.

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Happy Holidays 2020

Wishing you and yours a happy, cozy and safe holiday. This year has been unexpectedly challenging. But, one huge gift that has been presented is more time spent with Mother Nature. Without the great outdoors, we would have lost so many more things. Social connections, our fitness and health, livelihoods and our sanity, all would have suffered even more without being able to spend time outside.

Access to nature and spending time outdoors is one value that the whole team at Thrive Physical Therapy shares. Because of this, it’s a common topic that we write about on this blog. We hope that beyond 2020, you continue to tap into this free, healing source.

Those of us that are lucky enough to be alive during this dark time, are about to experience an intense, renewed, deep appreciation for life. Can you feel it? Soon, we’ll have the privilege of resuming the pleasures of gathering, hugging, high-fiving, attending performances and much more.

We wish you good health, deep appreciation, and unbridled joy in 2021 and beyond!

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Happy Holidays 2019

Happy Holidays to you! As we look back on 2019, we have so much to be thankful for. One of the highlights of this year was celebrating 10 years in business. When we think of the Thrive community that’s developed over this past decade, we’re humbled and amazed. It is a true honor to work with such talented employees, engaged patients, and dedicated referral sources.

We wish you a healthy, active and adventurous holiday season and beyond. Cheers to making 2020 the best year yet!

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Celebrating 10 Years in Business

Thrive Physical Therapy opened it’s doors on July 6, 2009. We’re so excited to be celebrating 10 years in business. This milestone is possible because our employees worked hard, our patients and referral sources trusted and supported us and our friends and family cheered us on from the sidelines this past decade. Thank you so much!
In this post: our historical timeline, fun facts, an anniversary give-away, save-the-date for our 10 year anniversary party and upcoming Facebook page changes!

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