Dr. Jessica Probst founded ThriveAgain Physical Therapy & Wellness in 2009 with the vision of providing individualized and hands-on physical therapy to patients suffering from chronic or complex pain. By embracing a comprehensive and holistic approach to treatment, Jessica is able to identify and treat underlying problems that interfere with the body's optimal functioning.
Jessica graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College’s physical therapy program in 2001 and later earned her Manual Therapy Certification and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. Jessica has extensive advanced training in a variety of manual therapy (hands on) techniques. Jessica frequently incorporates many techniques into her treatments including muscle energy technique, spinal manipulation, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and visceral manipulation.
Jessica has earned a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification, designating her as a pelvic rehabilitation expert. She is a teaching assistant for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, training other therapists in the care of patients of all genders as well as children with pelvic floor concerns. She is currently writing a course for advanced manual treatment of the male pelvic floor.
Another passion of Jessica's is treating martial artists. She is a specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning, certified by the International Sports Sciences Association. She has treated hundreds of martial artists and fighters in the Washington, DC region. She has been published in FIGHT! Magazine and has been a featured expert on physical therapists treating combat athletes in PT in Motion Magazine and the Move Forward PT Podcast. Jessica has been practicing martial arts herself for over twenty years. She holds a second-degree black belt in Aikido and a brown belt in Jujitsu. She also has years of training in Muay Thai and Krav Maga.
Jessica’s calming presence and extensive knowledge of the interplay between the body’s systems and functions allow her to empower each patient with new information about their body and help put them back in control of their lives.
Dr. Tieya Qualls, PT, DPT, PRPC is a native Washingtonian. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Hampton University in 2002. Following this, she received both her Master and Doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy from Howard University in 2005 and 2012, respectively. She has experience working in a variety of clinical settings including orthopedic outpatient, skilled nursing, home healthcare and the acute care setting. In addition, she is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, utilizing her knowledge and skills to assist the next generation of Physical Therapists develop into future clinicians. She has been part of the ThriveAgain team since 2016.
Tieya has completed the full pelvic floor course series with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She has earned a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification, designating her as a pelvic rehabilitation specialist, possessing the knowledge and skills to accurately diagnose and treat pelvic dysfunction in men and women. In addition to her passion for treating conditions of the pelvic floor, pregnancy, and the post-partum period, Tieya treats a variety of musculoskeletal orthopedic conditions and has taken multiple advanced courses in this area. In an effort to maximize patient outcomes, she incorporates a variety of manual techniques into her treatment approach. This includes myofascial release, muscle energy technique, and trigger point dry needling, including dry needling to the pelvic floor, to name a few.
In conjunction with manual therapy and exercise interventions, Tieya helps patients modify their thinking from believing they have to suffer with pain to embracing the possibility of lasting relief. Tieya has a passion for assisting people in their overall wellness journey from a holistic standpoint, and consistently does so with care and compassion.
Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fourteen years of clinical experience. Katie earned her Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis and undergraduate degree from Connecticut College. She joined ThriveAgain in 2017.
Katie has expertise in working with survivors of trauma, complicated medical conditions, and individuals with significant behavioral health concerns. She also holds a certification in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International. She has advanced training on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for medical conditions, including chronic pain.
Katie works collaboratively with individuals to help them overcome adversity and enjoy healthier relationships and work lives. She helps clients build on existing strengths and understand the origins of interpersonal struggles using an empathic, person-centered approach.
She has held leadership positions at community behavioral health and hospital settings in DC, and she teaches a clinical practice seminar for the MSW program at Catholic University.
Katie is available for psychotherapy appointments during the day and in the evening and offers free 30 minute consultations.
Jeffrey is a classically trained practitioner and instructor of Tai Chi Chuan, which he has taught for over 17 years. Jeffrey is also a certified massage therapist, and he incorporates his knowledge of the body into his Tai Chi instruction. Jeffrey works closely with the rest of the ThriveAgain team to provide private Tai Chi lessons specifically to the needs of each client.
Latoya became the Office Manager at ThriveAgain in February 2019. She oversees the operational functioning of the practice. Latoya has more than 10 years of experience in customer relations and three years experience in the medical office setting. Latoya's primary goal is to ensure that each person who calls or walks through the door feels welcomed and has a positive experience.