Thrive Proactive Health is a locally owned, premier health and wellness clinic. We offer science-based, integrative treatments and are devoted to personalized care. It is our aim to empower people of all lifestyles to be proactive with their health and live a balanced, resilient life.
Our mission is to responsibly better your health and enhance your wellness by working as a team and providing you with a valuable customer experience.
Thrive is a team of committed and hard-working professionals devoted to the healing, performance, and empowerment of our clients supplied by our dedication to proactive health, personalized services, and a conviction towards delivering the results they need to THRIVE at home, at work, and in competition!
For both our clients and employees, we believe that we are responsible for providing excellent experiences. We hold high standards for ourselves and focus on the constant improvement of our practice. It is our promise to strive to understand and satisfy the needs of your health–and you can trust that we deliver what we promise.
To guarantee results, we develop strategic plans and creative solutions for our clients. Healthcare and technology are ever-changing and advancing; which is why we are dedicated to lifelong education. We are continuously deepening our knowledge and embrace the agility necessary for innovation.
We’ve created a culture that encourages and thrives off of ‘togetherness’. We believe that when our team works together, you receive the best care and most successful results. Support, respect, and trust within our team ensures that we’re working with a common purpose for your needs.
We are a team of trained professionals, innovators, life-long learners, and passionate providers
Biomechanical Specialist and Movement ExpertMeet Julie
Julie is an industry leading Sports Rehab and Postural Restoration Specialist with over 17 years of experience in the Fitness and Sports Medicine industry. She is the only Hampton Roads Therapist Certified Provider in Postural Restoration.
Through her diverse educational background and willingness to explore the unknown, Julie has developed an extensive and unique postgraduate skillset to offer you a holistic perspective on injury rehabilitation, prevention, and maintenance. Julie's expertise bridges the gap between rehabilitation and performance. She highly values and understands the integration involved in the continuum of care associated with treating athletes and patients of all ages.
She has aborted many traditional therapy techniques in the quest to learn an advanced science that offers even the toughest patients some if not complete relief.
“I love purpose, passion, and serving others. Helping people achieve their goals and the health of our team is extremely important to me. I liberate and amplify the strengths and talents of others and facilitate teamwork so that we together can exceed expectations.”
Physical TherapistMeet Jessica
Jess has been practicing physical therapy in a variety of settings for more than 11 years. She is passionate about helping people live life to the fullest. Since becoming a physical therapist, she has most loved working with people who face life-changing challenges and being able to help these people learn to live again. She has worked with many patients who have suffered spinal cord injuries, strokes, and many other neurological disorders. Before coming to Thrive, she gathered experience from acute care hospitals, acute rehab hospitals, home care, and outpatient facilities.
Jessica believes that sometimes life begins when you step outside your comfort zone and realize that it may not have always been your choice to take that step–but now it is, and that's all that matters.
Physical Therapist + Kemps River Clinical DirectorMeet Lee
Lee believes that we all need to take personal responsibility in our health and wellness, but from time to time we need to rely on the expertise of others to get there. He likes to be the one to help close that gap for people so that they can take it from there and continue doing what they love.
He has been working since 2002 in various outpatient orthopedic physical therapy sites treating those including athletes, weekend warriors, post-surgical ortho patients and people with everyday wear and tear injuries.
BioMechanical Manual Therapy SpecialistMeet Maureen
Mo is a passionate holistic health advocate specializing in massage and various manual therapies with over 15 years of experience in the health and wellness field.
She has further advanced her post graduate skills with the pursuit of the prestigious Postural Restoration Institute Certification and expanded her holistic expertise through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her drive to learn and further help people led her to combine manual and biomechanical movement knowledge to create cutting-edge, specialized treatments. This diverse and demanding educational experience has allowed Maureen to live up to her desire of motivating, nurturing, and empowering people so that they can live a happy, healthy, balanced life.
“I love being able to help empower people to improve their health and well-being by providing different tools and methods based on their unique needs.”
Krickett believes that finding purpose in life makes all the difference in the world! During the rigors of spending 13 years as a Wildland firefighter on a Hotshot crew, she came to the realization, that her body had enough. Going back to school and becoming a PTA was one of the best things to happen in her life! She no longer feels she has a job; but instead, that she is a part of an amazing profession doing good work! She counts herself fortunate every day to be able to help others get past their pain and dysfunction so that they can love moving through life with a lighter heart.
Serving as a LPTA for over 9 years, Krickett has gained knowledge, skills and experience within the realm of orthopedics rehabilitation to help combat chronic pain and improve function.
Krickett is a native Coloradoan, who enjoys backpacking, rafting, climbing and tele-mark skiing the mountains. But her joy and love is with the ocean; surfing, combing for shells and basking on the beach.
“TDo you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”
1 Corinthians 9:24
The most valuable lesson Karla has learned is that life is not linear. We can become incredible human beings with a powerful mission, but life can completely throw us off the path that we’ve designed for ourselves. Helping others discover how to function again in life and redefine their maximum potential is what motivates Karla the most.
Mental Performance SpecialistMeet Tracy
Dr. Heller specializes in helping individuals optimize their mindset in order to perform at their highest level. She is eager to provide services to individuals and groups that are motivated to move to the next level of success.
From the time that she worked with a sport psychologist as a teenager, Tracy knew that this was the career for her. She is enthusiastic about providing innovative services using cutting edge skills and techniques that are supported by research. The tips and strategies from that she specializes in can help individuals breakthrough performance slumps, gain a sharper edge, and advance past their status quo both on and off the field.
“I started working with a sport psychologist to maximize my potential as an individual and athlete. I believe in leaving it all on the table and giving 100% so I always know that it is my best effort every time, regardless of the outcome. Even in defeat or after a setback, every experience is a chance to grow and develop.”
Mental Performance SpecialistMeet Christine
Dr. Sanchez specializes in providing mental and cognitive skills training for optimal performance in high pressure scenarios. She has over 10 years of experience working with athletes and other performers who desire to unlock their true potential.
While swimming and rowing collegiately at Virginia Tech, Dr. Sanchez sought the expertise of a Sport Psychologist to help her through a performance slump. The positive impact this training had on her own athletic endeavors allowed her to realize her true passion - to assist others in achieving performance excellence while living a high quality, balanced life.
Dr. Sanchez's specialty is in providing cutting edge, research based interventions for mindfully performing under pressure, maintaining situation-awareness, and rebounding quickly from performance errors. She routinely integrates biofeedback technology for facilitating optimal psycho-physiological regulation of performance states. Mental skills training programs consist of group workshops and individual consultations focusing on rapid skill acquisition, performance enhancement, and performance recovery. Over the years she has had the opportunity to consult with junior elite and collegiate athletes, first responders, and military personnel.
“There is only one opportunity to carry out the amazing journey we are destined to live. Choose to live this life with purpose and intensity. I entered the field of Applied Sport Psychology because I am truly honored to assist others in reaching their full potential in sport, career, and life.”
Pain Relief, Pain Management, and Relaxation SpecialistMeet Chantal
Chantal specializes in providing pain relief, pain management and relaxation to individuals seeking to optimize their personal and professional potential, well-being, and quality of life. She has over 8 years of experience working holistically with people challenged with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain and dysfunctions, hormonal, digestive, and autoimmune disorders.
Through her own life challenges and needs for physical, emotional and mental balance, Chantal has developed a unique set of skills and a keen sense of empathy for people eager to restore, improve and maintain their health and well-being. Her mission is to support her team’s work in providing peace, comfort, connection, meaning, and purpose during time of struggle, as well as physical demand and need for superior athletic performances.
Chantal has learned and mastered effective and non-invasive massage techniques that focus on the medical benefits of soft tissue manipulation, mobilization, alternative pressure and essential oils to provide superior and cumulative customized results.
“As Paulo Coelho said “I bear many scars, but I also carry with me moments that would not have happened if I had not dared to go beyond my limits.” I embrace the belief that, in the pursuit of balance and well-being, there is no such thing that shortcut or easy fix; it requires dependability, discipline, determination and commitment.”
Back End ManagerMeet Karyn
Karyn is an energetic, motivated professional who thrives within a team environment. Her passion for physical therapy is seen daily as she prepares treatment areas, equipment, and materials, along with performing procedures under the supervision of our physical therapists.
She is currently enrolled in a physically therapy assistant program and will graduate in 2018, which will lead her to continuing her passion as a licensed PTA. Working at Thrive has allowed her to focus on her education and gain hands-on experience as she finishes schooling. She also has 20 years worth of customer service experience, and understands the great importance of building and maintaining client relationships.
Lead Exercise SpecialistMeet Emma
Emma is a kind, patient professional who cares about helping people thrive in life. Her sweet personality is paired with liveliness and laughter. She has a passion for Physical Therapy that shines daily as she assists with exercises, prepping treatment areas, and performing procedures alongside of our providers.
She is currently in school and on track to becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant. Acting as an aid at Thrive is allowing her to expand her education as she works in an innovative, team environment. She has a background in hospitality and highly values the experience that she contributes to at Thrive.
Exercise SpecialistMeet Lauren
Lauren’s grandfather always told her, “The difference between good and great is just a little extra effort”– this motto got her through countless sporting events and eventually was the thought in the back of her head that lead her to finishing a Bachelor’s degree. Ever since she was 8 years old, she knew what she wanted to do. She loves rehabilitation because it gives hope to those who feel hopeless. The idea of helping someone do everyday activities that people most days take for granted gives her so much joy. It’s these little things that she finds joy in–helping others and reaching their goals to get to their highest potential.
Exercise SpecialistMeet Kayla
Is spunky, energetic, and loves to have good conversations. She can be found most afternoons working the front desk ensuring that every patient need is met.
Courtney has 10 years of customer service experience with 3 years being in a healthcare setting. She is always willing to help and is able to make you feel right at home when you are visiting us at Thrive.
Front End ManagerMeet Lisa
Lisa is a hard-working leader that empowers her team and encourages them to do their absolute best. With over 25 years in medical management, Lisa is an expert in the field and is a driving force to always improve and enhance the front-end systems at Thrive.
She lives life to the fullest, has her B.A. in Criminal Justice, and family means the world to her, especially her son. Lisa is driven and kind, and a valuable part of the client experience at Thrive. Everything that she does is done with excellence to ensure that all Thrive clients and employees are best taken care of.
Client Experience ReceptionistMeet Ana
Ana is a dedicated, passionate worker that cares about helping others and providing the highest quality client experience. She believes that working in the medical field is very rewarding, especially when she’s able to support the clients and coworkers around her.
She has been working in the medical industry for 10 years now, 7 of which were in physical therapy.
Business Development and Marketing DirectorMeet Danielle
Danielle is passionate about the experience offered at Thrive. From speaking with us over the phone or finding us online to your overall experience with our providers and front-desk staff, she is a part of making your visit at Thrive the best that it can be.
She has been an advocate for health and wellness for about 4 years now, and in the marketing industry for 6 years. She’s passionate about each and every service offered at Thrive and shares her knowledge with the community as often as she can. Staying present to innovations in the health world is very important to her, but she also remains a true advocate for the fundamental basics that are key to living a thriving life. Danielle loves maintaining a healthy lifestyle, whether that be in the physical, mental, and spiritual sense–they are priorities to her. She is constantly learning new things, staying active, and believes that her health is the most important thing that she can invest in.