About Thrive Physical Therapy & Myofascial Release
At the core of Thrive is a collaborative and holistic approach that empowers the individual client through bodywork that encourages you to feel and occupy your body, education about what’s going on in there, and exercises to enhance your movement. Our exercises are not just about strength, they are designed for the individual to improve your body awareness, retrain your nervous system, and increase your ability to do what you love. We examine lifestyle factors like sleep, nutrition, stress, posture, and ergonomics for work and recreation, and how these things impact your symptoms. Treatment often results in less pain, but also improves your ability to move, participate in your favorite activities, and perform the everyday things that that life asks of us.
I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Northern Arizona University in 2014 and understand the challenges of injury and healing through dealing with my own physical ailments—sports injuries as well as chronic back and hip pain that originated with scoliosis and was magnified by years of running and biking. I have had an unsuccessful surgery and many types of therapy, but the most effective and lasting relief I have experienced has been through Myofascial Release, combined with specific exercises and postural retraining.
I use the John Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release extensively and have found that this often yields enhanced tissue mobility, improved movement quality, reduced pain, and increased relaxation. I always combine it with a home program that may include breath work, exercises for body awareness, self-myofascial release, and more. Dry needling has also been an important part of my professional and personal healing experience, and I am trained through the Integrative Dry Needling Institute.
Stop by and see our space, shared with neighbors PT Evolution, Just Duet Pilates, and Heaven and Earth Massage.
I also contribute at Solstice Physical Therapy in Westminster where the exceptional Dr. Lisa Wilcox and I provide Myofascial Release and individualized, holistic physical therapy treatment in one-on-one, hour-long sessions.
As well, you can find me at LoDo Physical Therapy in downtown Denver, a reputable practice with a team of excellent therapists who specialize in a variety of manual techniques and movement analysis to get people back to doing what they love.