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 indentify and treat underlying problems that interfere with the body's optimal functioning.
Jessica graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College’s physical therapy program and earned her Manual Therapy Certification and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. Jessica is an American Physical Therapy Association credentialed clinical instructor. She is also a Specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning, certified by the International Sports Sciences Association. Jessica is a teaching assistant for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, training other therapists in the care male and female patients as well as children with pelvic floor concerns.
Jessica has extensive advanced training in a variety of manual therapy (hands on) techniques. Jessica frequently incorporates the following techniques into her treatments: muscle energy technique, spinal manipulation, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and visceral manipulation. Jessica also has in-depth training on the female and male pelvic floor.
Jessica has also 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 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 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 earned her Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 2005 from Howard University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. She has been part of the ThriveAgain team since 2016.
Tieya has a passion for treating musculoskeletal conditions in the orthopedic outpatient setting, and a special interest in pelvic health, pregnancy, and the post-partum period. She has taken multiple advanced courses in these areas, and has taken the full course series with Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Tieya also uses dry needling to maximize her patient outcomes, including dry needling to the pelvic floor.
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.
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.
Phenicia joined ThriveAgain in March 2018, bringing with her years of administrative experience in medical offices. She is committed to providing excellent customer service to anyone walking through our doors. She is dedicated to the administrative needs of the office, and promises to treat each person who comes in not as a patient, but as a family member.