About Us

Thriving Lives Co. is a local, interdisciplinary allied health practice that was founded and exists with a core purpose to empower our community to live a life they love. We have a team of highly trained, passionate, and experienced Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, a Psychologist, and Allied Health Assistants who work with individuals of all ages, health backgrounds, and stages of recovery.

We’re not your typical health practice, as we take the time to truly listen to and understand your needs in our person-centred approach. We believe that your health is unique to you, and that’s why we provide tailored, evidence-based care that’s focused on you as a unique individual. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals, whether that’s getting back to meaningful activities, improving your health and wellbeing, and/or managing your disability, disease, illness, or pain in a more effective way.

We believe that everyone has the potential to live a life they love, no matter what challenges they may be facing. That’s why we’re passionate about helping you to overcome your health challenges and achieve your goals. Our therapists will work with you to set achievable goals via identification of any barriers that may be holding you back, development of strategies to overcome these barriers, and provision of the support you need to reach your goals. We’ll also provide you with ongoing support and accountability to help you stay on track.

Our Therapeutic Approach

We understand that change can be difficult, which is why we take a compassionate and non-judgmental approach in our therapy. Our team strives to create a safe and supportive environment where our clients can feel comfortable exploring their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. We work to build strong rapport with our clients and to foster a trusting relationship built on mutual respect and understanding.

As part of our approach to healthcare, we believe in working as a team with our clients to make lasting changes that promote long-term health and wellness, and enhance their overall quality of life and well-being. Our therapists show unconditional positive regard, believe in the client’s capacity for change, and honour that each client is an expert on their own life. We respect our clients’ autonomy and independence, and we work collaboratively with them to develop solutions and strategies that align with their values and strengths. Our therapists go beyond simply treating symptoms as we believe that by taking a coaching approach with a biopsychosocial lens, we can tap into our client’s own strengths, resources, and motivations to make lasting changes to positively impact their lives.

We love what we do and do what we love

Our team are like-minded, evidence-based, passionate professionals that have all been purposefully and thoughtfully brought into, and attracted to our team, due to our shared growth mindset, values, and enthusiasm for making a meaningful impact within our community. It’s easy to have fun and love what you do when you’re surrounded with colleagues, friends, and your work family, who all share the same vision.

We all invest in and empower each other to be the best we can be, both professionally and personally, so that we all can lead truly thriving lives. We know that thriving team members have a flow on effect into our clients’ lives and the wider community, as it enables our team to go the extra mile and to have an amplified impact which leads to incredible outcomes for our clients.

We have fun together

Despite the serious nature of the work that we do, we have found ways to have fun together, both inside and outside of work, so that our clients have fun too.

From team-building activities to celebrating birthdays and other milestones, we believe that having fun together is an important part of building strong relationships. If you are looking for a team that values community and camaraderie, then you’ll fit right in with our family.

Our team have a channel dedicated to fun; home to our meme wars, a pun or 10, ripper banter, and, well, general fun! We come together for regular team socials, as well as our annual culture day, which is a day we plan for all year where we block out everyone’s calendars to make magic happen, bringing us together even more as a team and enabling us to be even better for our clients.

Being part of our allied health clinic team is a blast! We’ve created an awesome work culture and atmosphere that’s fun, friendly, supportive, encouraging, and inspiring. We’re all about lifting each other up, celebrating the wins, and learning together from the lessons we encounter along the way.

Our Points of Difference

What Helps Us Change Lives

We care about our community and are heavily committed to going the extra mile and doing whatever it takes to create and nurture an environment in which our team and our clients can lead a life full of passion, joy, meaning,and mastery.

What Helps Us Change Lives

We commit the time required and spend longer with our clients as we know that our clients are an expert in their experiences and we speak less and listen more to truly understand their unique needs

What Helps Us Change Lives

We empower our clients to develop and nurture relationships and community connections as we see relationships as foundational in helping us, sharing joy, and defining us.

What Helps Us Change Lives

Through our interdisciplinary collaboration, holistic approach, and relationships within the community, we work creatively to achieve the best outcomes for our clients whilst reducing their requirement to travel to multiple locations and repeat their story to multiple, disconnected professionals.

What Helps Us Change Lives

We empower, guide, and support people to develop and refine the self-management skills they need to take charge of their health journey and live a thriving life.

What Helps Us Change Lives

Our team is constantly up-skilling through training, supervision, and professional development to ensure that we are evidence-based professionals, we can think outside the box, and that we can achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

What Helps Us Change Lives

Based on each individuals needs and evidence informed best practice, we can offer sessions in the home, local pools, gyms, schools, daycare centres, community areas, or in our purpose-built clinic.

Our Locations

Thriving Lives Co. provides allied health services in five convenient clinic locations across Far North Queensland, which are located in Babinda, Cairns, Gordonvale, Innisfail, and Yarrabah, and you can find our team regularly servicing our community from Gordonvale to the Northern Beaches of Cairns

In light of our understanding and appreciation for how hard it can be for our clients to come to us, our clinicians can meet our clients at any location that suits their needs. This may include their home, their local gym, a public pool, and even their child’s school.

We also cover the geographical areas of Atherton Tablelands, Cardwell, Malanda, Mareeba, Mission Beach, Mossman, Port Douglas, Ravenshoe, Tully via mobile services as part of our community allied health outreach services.

      What Sets Us Apart

      • We value our client’s insights:
        We spend the time required to truly listen and understand
      • Mobile Service:
        We remove barriers in accessing quality healthcare to flexibly support our clients wherever they desire
      • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach: All the allied health services you need under one roof
      • Commitment to evidence-based care:
        We will always be guided by the latest research for the highest level of care

        What Our Clients Say

        Alicia Thiele

        So surprised by how far my wrists have come with the support from David and his exercise plan, going from being told I needed surgery to no pain and lots more strength from when I started. Thank you.

        Please note the above testimonials apply to our administrative services, clinic experiences, and exercise physiology services only, as per AHPRAH regulations.