Dr. Jessica Probst (she/her) 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, she 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. She has extensive advanced training in a variety of manual therapy (hands-on) techniques. She 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 has written and taught a sold-out course for advanced manual treatment of the male pelvic floor.
She also has a passion for 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. She 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.