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.Read More
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.
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.
Licenses and Certifications
- Licensed Physical Therapist in Alaska and Idaho
- Certified Mulligan Practitioner
- Certified Facial Distortion Techniques Practitioner
- Discover Physio Series Graduate
- CPR Certified
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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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!
This holiday season in lieu of traditional cards, we are making a donation in your honor to Artisans For Hope, a non-profit that helps refugees learn skills and connects them to the Boise community. The newcomers they help are primarily families, women and children who have been scarred by violence and loss of their homes. […]Read More