Thriving Lives Co. exists for a very simple purpose: to empower our community to live a life they love!

We are a tight knit crew who pride ourselves on aligning our service delivery with our core values and work hard to ensure that our clients get the outcomes and experiences they are looking for when seeking allied health services.

Our Story

Thriving Lives Co. was initially founded back in 2017 by its Managing Director, David Dall’Alba, as a mobile Exercise Physiology clinic named FNQ Chronic Pain and Disease Rehabilitation (FNQ Rehab) in response to his recognition of a need for increased accessibility to higher quality evidence-based healthcare within Cairns and its surrounding rural areas.

David’s vision of empowering individuals to be able to integrate meaningful and beneficial activities and exercise into their daily life drove the expansion of the team, as passionate clinicians who shared this vision joined what then became the Thriving Lives Co. “family”. Over the years, as the interdisciplinary team and scope of services expanded, it evolved into and was rebranded to Thriving Lives Co. (TLC). This rebrand was to better represent/reflect our core purpose, our values, our team culture, and our vision for the services we provide for the clients and families we support.

Today, Thriving Lives Co. is still owned and operated by David Dall’Alba, and has expanded to cover Cairns and Hinterlands, and the Cassowary Coast, and offers Allied Health Assistant Services, Exercise Physiology , Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Psychology services, and The Thriving Lives Co. team now consists of eight exercise physiologists, five occupational therapists, two physiotherapists, one psychologist two allied health assistants, and eleven administrative superstars.

At Thriving Lives Co. we are passionate about doing everything in our power to be able to empower and support our clients to take an active role in their therapy to assist them in achievement of their goals and to increase their independence in, and capacity to, engage in all meaningful aspects of their lives and occupations.”

David Dall’Alba, Founder and Principal Exercise Physiologist

Core Values

What does it guide us to do?

  • Inject humour and play at every opportunity
  • Love what we do and do what we love
  • Connect with our patients and our own values and goals
  • Be patient-centred
  • Constantly be curious and wondering
  • Be respectful of other perspectives
  • Be empathetic and genuine
  • Treat the person, not a label
  • Speak less and listen more
  • Treat everyone how we would like to be treated
  • Be memorable

What does it guide us to do?

  • Be evidence-based
  • Act with integrity
  • Maintain professionalism
  • Ensure attention to detail
  • Be organised and systemised
  • Do what’s right and not what is easy

What does it guide us to do?

  • Communicate promptly, clearly, and concisely
  • Draw on strengths and build upon the weaknesses
  • Share your knowledge and be open to learning from others
  • Lead where you can and learn where you can’t

What does it guide us to do?

  • Be reflective and open-minded
  • Take ownership, accountability, and responsibility of mistakes and wins
  • Celebrate the wins and learn from mistakes
  • Take pride in what you do
  • Constantly seek and act upon feedback

What does it guide us to do?

  • Be creative and experimental
  • Be innovative and adaptive
  • Set a new standard
  • Be solution-focussed
  • Be inspirational and empowering
  • Try new things and surprise people
  • Be one step ahead
  • Plan to succeed and for the worst
  • Be brave and challenge yourself

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.