"If I were a flower… I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, turn my back to darkness, stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seed.”
- Pam Stewert
Hi, this is Jenny, founder of Thrive Wellness Physical Therapy and Personal Pilates. I have been actively practicing physical therapy since earning my physical therapy degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2001. I love that I am in a profession where I can continue to learn and grow, and I am continually researching new treatments and techniques to improve my skills and help my clients achieve their highest level of function. I have done Pilates instructor training through Balanced Body Fitness, and I love the versatility of the Pilates reformer. I have earned my certification from the Integrative Dry Needling Institute, and I have been successfully incorporating integrative dry needling into my practice as an adjunct to my manual physical therapy treatment since 2017.
Looking at the body as a whole and treating the dysfunction and not just the pain has allowed my clients to thrive with a quick return to sport, leisure and life with the utilization of manual therapy techniques including myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization and integrative dry needling as well as stretching and strengthening. I love watching my clients become more aware of their bodies and learning how to maintain their best postural alignment to improve their strength, flexibility, and power while learning that they do not have to live in pain.