© 2019 Thrive Physical Therapy, Inc.

834 Kohl Avenue, Hedgelawn Plaza

Middletown, DE  19709

Tel: 302-834-8400

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Our Services

Chronic Pain

If you suffer from consistent pain for 12 weeks or more, come in to see the Thrive team. We offer methods to manage your pain without medication or surgery. Don't let pain disrupt your life any longer.

Cryosauna

A Middletown first! We have the area's first nitrogen chamber that produces extreme cold for 3 minutes in order to cleanse our blood. Our body naturally diverts blood and fluid from our extremities to our core, and upon warming up, returns blood cleansed and filtered of inflammation and pain chemicals. 

Exercise Recovery

We offer cryosauna, Class IV laser therapy, compression recovery, deep tissue massage, trigger point release, manual stretching, and dry needling to aid in quick recovery from your intense workouts.  If you are training, lifting, or competing, ask us about our options to best meet your recovery needs.

Personal Injury

Unplanned injuries can disrupt our lives. We offer cutting edge rehabilitation and pain management techniques to reduce the negative consequences of an injury.

Selective Functional Movement Screening

The body is a miraculous machine that relies on itself for stability, coordination, balance, and control.  A small inefficiency in one area can disrupt other areas and lead to pain, loss of performance, and injury.  Specialized training to identify the root cause will result in a return of function and increase in performance.

Athlete Screenings

It's no secret that sports and other recreational activities can lead to injuries. Thrive's sports injury screenings are custom-designed for schools, affiliated organizations and individual patients. Sports injury screenings are often paired with Functional Movement Screenings (FMS),  DorsaVi wearable motion sensors, and Skilled Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) which are used to evaluate athletes' movement patterns, functional limitations, and joint stability when in motion. 

The goal of any sports injury program is to help athletes of any age perform to the best of their abilities and to prevent injuries before they happen. Our programs are led by licensed physical therapists who customize each program specifically for the participants' goals. When applicable, our team of experts will work with coaching staff to properly train and help implement any of our custom sports injury programs. 

Sports injury screenings and functional movement screenings can be customized for:

 

  • ·       Youth sports leagues

  • ·       Adult recreational leagues

  • ·       Soccer teams

  • ·       Football teams

  • ·       Baseball teams

  • ·       Rugby teams

  • ·       Lacrosse teams

  • ·       Gyms and fitness studios

  • ·       Martial Arts

  • ·       And more!

Infrared Light Therapy

Infrared therapy is a safe and effective way to reduce pain and treat a wide array of conditions. It is FDA-approved to be a safe, effective, and drug-free way for long-lasting pain relief. It also helps to heal injured body parts. With the treatment of injuries come multiple benefits such as pain relief, reduction of inflammation, and the restoration of the function of the affected body part. Other conditions that can be treated by infrared therapy include joint pain, joint inflammation, muscle pain, spine injuries, nerve pain, and sports injuries.

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Infrared therapy is a safe and effective way to reduce pain and treat a wide array of conditions. It is FDA-approved to be a safe, effective, and drug-free way for long-lasting pain relief. It also helps to heal injured body parts. With the treatment of injuries come multiple benefits such as pain relief, reduction of inflammation, and the restoration of the function of the affected body part. Other conditions that can be treated by infrared therapy include joint pain, joint inflammation, muscle pain, spine injuries, nerve pain, and sports injuries.

Parkinson’s Disease Specialized Treatment through Boxing 

We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their quality of life and even build strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with our specialized Parkinson’s boxing equipment at Thrive, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better. Incorporating this exercise into your routine has proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life. Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, balance, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. At Thrive Physical Therapy, the opponent is Parkinson’s disease 

Class IV Laser

A Middletown first! Thrive is proud to offer the area's first Class IV high powered laser, which uses biophotomodulation to enhance our body's ability to heal, and relieves pain without the use of medication.

Dry Needling

Through the use of a very thin, solid filament needle, we can address dysfunctional muscle tissue by targeting trigger points and returning balance and flexibility to your movement.  This technique requires considerable training and can produce amazing results in as little as 2-4 sessions.

Injury Prevention

We take that crucial step beyond helping you simply recover from an injury, We address the root cause and educate you to decrease the likelihood of a recurrence. The Thrive staff is known for taking the time to explain applicable techniques and exercises to prevent future issues for our patients.

Rehabilitation

Recovering from an injury or surgery can be a difficult process.  We take a team approach to bringing you the most current treatments available, with a focus on individualized care. 

Worker's Compensation

Work environments can be demanding, not only for what they require you to do, but what they limit you in doing. We are your advocate and will assist your medical team in coordinating appropriate care and return to work.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Our Vestibular Rehabilitation specialist is trained to evalulate and treat most forms of vestibular dysfunction, including BPPV, dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and other inner ear problems.  Many times the problem can be corrected in 1-2 visits, but if a more serious issue a personalized program will be established.

Concussion

Concussions are often caused by sports injuries in younger populations, but more often by motor vehicle accidents or falls in older people.  Concussion is a complex injury, and symptoms vary from person to person.  Our therapists have been trained to evaluate and devise a specialized program to address dizziness, imbalance, headache, neck pain, and other symptoms of concussion.  Our focus is to help our patients return to full function safely and as quickly as possible.

dorsaVi Technology

Sophisticated running analysis without the need for a gait analysis lab. The patent-protected algorithms deliver precise outputs including:

  • Ground reaction force

  • Symmetry

  • Initial peak acceleration

  • Speed

  • Ground contact time

  • Cadence

 

Measure and compare the impact of variables such as:

  • Speed

  • Gradient

  • Footwear

  • Surface

  • Running technique

 

Measure performance out on the road in real run conditions and on the treadmill in the gym.

Swim Ergometer Swimming Machine

Maximize your power and stamina while improving your technique outside the pool with the Vasa Swim Ergometer.

• Increase Power, Speed, & Stamina
 Improve Stroke Technique
• Measure Performance Gains

The Vasa Swim Ergometer is the ultimate swim bench for improving endurance, sustained power and stroke technique.

Get outstanding results for developing swim-specific power and endurance. The Erg’s adjustable airflow system simulates the resistance experienced while swimming in water. You will build endurance and staying power as never before, and prove it with the Power Meter’s reliable, repeatable metrics.