Thrive was founded in 2005 by 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 provide individualized care to our clients and to assist them, as well as our team members, to continued development, positive growth, improved health, and to thrive.
Clarke and Tara valued health and the ability to be active throughout their youth and as collegiate athletes, which was one of the catalysts to pursuing careers as Physical Therapists. Shortly into Clarke’s career he experienced a back injury that was not helpful for his work as a Physical Therapist or the ability to enjoy an active life style. This experience was frustrating, at times scary, and ultimately enlightening. The process of restoring his ability to be active again, gave insight into how to most effectively recover from injury, the multiple factors that can contribute to the problem, the importance of the mind-body connection, and sparked a continued desire to develop the best ways to help clients get back to the activities they love. In addition, later training and study brought an appreciation for principles of self-development, effective goal achievement, and proven strategies for achieving success. We then integrated these concepts into our practice methods and services we offer, in order to help our clients live more accomplished 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!