Thrive was founded in 2005 by the husband and wife team, Clarke Tanner and Tara Cattaneo out of enthusiasm for helping people and a desire to assist others in reaching their potential. Our mission was to create a unique company that would promote health and wellness and assist our patients, clients, and team members to thrive.
How we practice and guide our clients to achieve success, has developed from years of experience, continual study, and overcoming life challenges.
Tara and Clarke, both learned to value health and to be active throughout their youth and as collegiate athletes. Shortly into Clarke’s career he experienced a back injury. This was not helpful for his work or the ability to continue to lead the active life style he valued. His experience was frustrating, at times scary, and ultimately enlightening.
His process of working back to health, gave insight on how to most effectively recover from injury, an appreciation for multiple contributing factors to a problem, established the importance of the mind-body connection, and sparked a continued desire to develop better ways to help people do what they love and to thrive.
Essential components to being healthy and making progress, is understanding principles of self-development, effective strategies for goal achievement, and proven methods for achieving success.
We have integrated these concepts into our practice and the services we offer to better help our clients live healthy, active lives, and to reach their potential.
We are here to empower and guide you on your path to achieving your goals. We have continually strived to improve our methods, created a comprehensive wellness program, and assembled a team of talented individuals who are committed to our mission. We have a positive track record and years of proven results, helping people just like you. We have consistently been ranked in the top 2% nationally in outcome rankings for decreased pain, improved function, and satisfaction scores. We have had the privilege of receiving numerous honors and recognitions, including being voted Best Physical Therapy Practice in Central VA for the last 6 years. Lastly, we have helped thousands of people to improved health, vitality, and to pursue their ability to thrive!
Everyone is born to thrive! The ability to be active and the enjoyment of movement is an essential part of being healthy and vital.
We understand there are multiple factors that contribute to a problem and each persons needs are different, which requires a comprehensive program and individualized care tailored for them.
We have found positive results are best accomplished through detailed analysis to accurately Identify your areas of need, corrective-hands-on manual therapy, an appreciation for the mind-body connection, use of sound principles derived from the “Pillars of Health”, and guided coaching.
Also, key components for making progress and improving balance in life is an understanding of principles of self-development and the use of effective strategies for accomplishing your goals and achieving success.
Whether, starting from an injury and working to restore, building fitness, or simply working to improve your life balance and ability to be achieve more, it all starts from basic principles and creating a solid foundation.
Our goal is to help you acquire the foundation and skills you need to be empowered to achieve a healthier, more successful, and fulfilling life.