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Advanced Physical Therapy

for those looking to relieve pain, dysfunction, stress and disorientation

Available at both of Thrive’s Virginia Beach locations: Market Square & Kempsville.
20% discount offered to military, first responders and healthcare workers for all cash-based services. 

What Makes Thrive the Best Choice for Physical Therapy?

With our advanced Physical Therapy techniques, we aim to resolve the mechanical failure causing you pain or discomfort.

Whether you’re experiencing joint pain, excessive muscle tension, muscle pain, decreased or inefficient mobility, headaches or other conditions — we will analyze and treat your body based on why the dysfunction is caused.

What makes Thrive different? Our comprehensive Physical Therapy program focuses on treating sport, orthopedic, and other injuries as part of a system, rather than as an isolated injury or symptom. Our aim is to identify the root cause of your pain and balance the biomechanics of your body’s entire system.

Our bodies are mechanical in nature and with the right kind of care, they can become mechanically re-aligned, re-calibrated, and re-balanced.

Advanced Physical Therapy at Thrive Proactive Health in Virginia Beach, VA
Advanced Physical Therapy at Thrive Proactive Health in Virginia Beach, VA
Advanced Physical Therapy at Thrive Proactive Health in Virginia Beach, VA
Advanced Physical Therapy at Thrive Proactive Health in Virginia Beach, VA

Thrive Proactive Health is a participating provider with the following insurance plans: Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Anthem HealthKeepers, Inc., Optum / United Health Care, Tricare Prime & Tricare Select, Cigna, Aetna PPO,  Optima PPO, Medicare, Worker’s Comp

Book Your Free Screening Today!

* May be covered by insurance. For cash-based clients, cost is reduced with membership plans or packages. 

Free Physical Therapy Screening

Not sure you need physical therapy? In this 15-minute screening, our physical therapists will assess your postural alignment, educate you on issues found and provide recommendations and/or schedule you for a full evaluation and treatment session.

Initial Evaluation & Treatment Session

60 minutes 
During your initial session, we’ll evaluate your symptoms, posture and body mechanics to better determine the source of your symptoms. Armed with that valuable information, we’ll work on mobility exercises to address the areas of concern. During the entire process, you’ll understand the purpose of each exercise and intended outcome. From there, we’ll recommend at-home exercises and a continued therapy schedule so we can get you back to feeling great and moving without pain.

Follow-up Treatment Session

60 minutes  in-person or virtually
We’ll review and assess your progress and continue to work on improving your body mechanics.

Express Tune-up Treatment Session

30 minutes in-person or virtually
Quick review to assess your progress and work on improving your body mechanics.

Physical Therapy Applications

Graston Technique®

An instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization tool known for its success in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions.

Dry Needling

Powerful in treating soft tissue dysfunction, pain, neuromuscular injury and imbalance — dry needling can boost the process of returning your body to a state of balance.

Vacuum Cupping

Soften tight muscles, release toxins and improve blood flow to tissues with vacuum cupping. This holistic form of alternative medicine applies vacuum pressure with cups to lift the connective tissues away from the skin.


Known as the NBA’s secret weapon, the Theragun® works to loosen tense muscles, relax tendons, improve mobility and more!

Normatec Compression Boots

Use dynamic air compression to advance your wellness, recover faster, improve your training, and maximize your performance. Helps to increase circulation, revive muscles, and reduce swelling.

Advanced Physical Therapy at Thrive Proactive Health in Virginia Beach, VA
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Dr. Gigi Chiropractor at Thrive Proactive Health Virginia Beach
Advanced Physical Therapy at Thrive Proactive Health in Virginia Beach, VA

Physical Therapy can help with the following areas and conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Balance
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • COPD
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Endurance
  • Fall Prevention
  • Flexibility
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Disc
  • Improved Balance
  • Joint Pain


  • Knee Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Mobility
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Tension
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Muscular Stability
  • Neuropathy
  • Nerve Damage
  • Nerve Pain
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sport Injuries
  • Strength
  • Torticollis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Weakness


Thriver Love Notes

The level of expertise and professionalism is amazing. I am learning so much about body mechanics and how breath is really life!
Lorrie M.

Julie is the most knowledgeable and skilled physical therapist I know. She has a passion to find the cause of pain and dysfunction that alter her patient’s quality of life.
Chantal O.

Just about the BEST PT place I’ve ever been to! Professional, caring, knowledgeable, and committed to fixing you. Wholeheartedly recommend Thrive!
Scott O.

Frequently Asked Questions
About Physical Therapy at Thrive

When should I consider seeing a physical therapist?

Thrive physical therapists are pain and movement specialists. We encourage you to come see us as soon as possible whenever you experience any pain, mobility issues, or limitations in any of your activities. The sooner you address the issues the better and the quicker we can work together to get you back doing all the things you love.

Do I need a physician’s referral to use Thrive’s physical therapy services?

In most cases you do not need a physician referral to see your physical therapist at Thrive. In the state of Virginia you can access a physical therapist directly, saving you time and money. There are some exceptions depending on your type of insurance and plan, but our staff will be happy to assist you to determine your specific health insurance benefits.

What is the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?

Physical therapy is the practice of guiding people to more awareness of how their body moves, and improving how their body moves. Occupational therapy is its own specialty practice focusing on improving your ability to complete activities of daily living and fine motor tasks of the hand. Think daily bathing/dressing tasks, handling objects, and writing. Occupational therapists also specialize in specific hand splints.

What can I expect at my first physical therapy appointment?

In your first session, your physical therapist will learn the history of your injury or issue, as well as the current state of your pain, strength and mobility. This will then allow us to create a road map to success in the form of a treatment plan.

Patients should always leave the first visit with a better understanding of their injury, as well as techniques to begin treating which may include exercises, posture and activity modifications. If a patient arrives in pain, we want them to leave not only in less pain but with a positive outlook moving forward. 

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