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ThriveAgain Physical Therapy & Wellness

Individualized - Comprehensive - Hands-on

At ThriveAgain Physical Therapy & Wellness, we aim to help you live your life fully and free of pain. Our individualized approach allows us to uncover the sources of your problems, equipping us with the insight to resolve those problems as completely as possible. With expertise in advanced manual therapy, pelvic floor treatment, activity- and sport-specific retraining, psychotherapy, therapeutic massage, and craniosacral therapy, our team targets your symptoms to not only alleviate your pain, but also to help you feel better than you thought possible. 



Dr. Jessica Probst

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. Lauren Collins


Lauren H. Collins is a board certified physical therapist and certified lymphedema therapist. She graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC with her Master's in Physical Therapy in 1998.  She has practiced physical therapy for 20 years with an emphasis in women's health for the past 16 years, inclusive of pelvic floor dysfunction for the past 10 years. She has specialized training in Craniosacral therapy, Visceral manipulation and Myofascial Release as part of her manual therapy skills. Lauren is a teaching assistant with the American Physical Therapy Association's Women's Health section and the Barral Institute for Visceral Manipulation.  She lectures nationally on pelvic floor physical therapy for survivors of trauma and abuse.


Lauren believes in multilayer healing and incorporates a philosophy of whole self healing in her treatments. She is a trained sexual assault survivor first responder and has special interest areas in working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and issues around cultural competency. Lauren provides multifaceted workshops and training sessions to survivors as well as those organizations that support survivors on healing chronic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction issues.

Dr. Nava Szwergold

Nava joined the ThriveAgain team in January, 2020 to provide top quality physical therapy care in a holistic and supportive setting. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Smith College in 2006 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 2013.

Nava has been providing specialty care in pelvic health for all genders since 2015 and has served as a mentor and resource for her colleagues in pelvic, pregnancy, and postpartum physical therapy. She is a Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist and holds Certificates of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy and Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy from the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  She is also a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA. Outside the clinic, she is a leader within the APTA of DC, advocating for policies to improve access to physical therapy services in the District.

Nava has specialized training in manual techniques including myofascial release, visceral manipulation, and muscle energy technique. Her treatment is informed by a science-based understanding of the important connections between mind and body. She views physical therapy as a collaboration between patient and therapist, and her goal is to empower each patient with the knowledge and tools they need to achieve their highest level of function and best quality of life.

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.

Letoya Pendarvis

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.  

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Amazing.  Extremely helpful.  One session with these folks is like six sessions with a traditional physical therapist.
-Jeff L.