I am solutions focused, with my chief interest being to guide you to your goals in the most effective and efficient manner. I don't sell products and I don't do upselling. I simply focus on approaching the barriers to pain, function, fitness and health that each of my clients or patients are facing, using the most advanced techniques and skill sets available.
At the end of the day, I truly love what I do. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd still be doing what I'm doing. This isn't a job, but a pursuit of passion. I'm constantly researching and studying new techniques and approaches for the pure love of wanting to Know and be able to do better for the people I work with. Between the pure enjoyment of my work and never being satisfied with what I know, always wanting to be better at what I do, I offer unparalleled results with a synergistic integrated skill set.
Most rehab patients see me 3-5 times and that's it forever, including cases that are generally held to be permanent, hopeless, or that nothing can generally be done for them, with fantastic results. No one has seen me for rehab care without getting amazing improvements, as long as they do their part. On the fitness side, I don't do cookie cutter workouts. I strategically design a constantly evolving plan to help each client achieve their goals in functionality and performance, while layering in improvements in stability, mobility, hormone balance, injury prevention and general health. I also seek to educate and empower my clients to do this work on their own whenever they're ready so that they can keep this up for life, not just while we do this together.
My overall goal is the be the best, but not out of some sense of competitiveness or profit driving, but because I want you to thrive, and I have the knowledge and skills to make it happen.
Credentials And Experience
I started seeing Corey in December 2015. I had been referred to him from my previous trainer due to the fact I had fibromyalgia, both knees replaced, a torn rotator cuff(causing a frozen shoulder) and had a stomach bypass in 2002. Corey has helped me get my mobility back! I couldn't get up from the floor due to my bad shoulders and knees. He taught me how to get up again( haven't been able to do this in 20yrs.) and gave me the confidence I needed to achieve this! He has worked very hard to help get my mobility back in my right shoulder. His NKT has been amazingly effective and often relieves stiffness and pain before and after sessions. He often focuses on any pain first before any work out which allows me to focus on the exercise. He has been very patient because my fibromyalgia gets in the way. He knows when to push it and when to back off so I won't suffer later. Through all of this Corey has been understanding, very knowledgeable, and very supportive. His confidence has rubbed off on me and giving me the desire to move forward and enjoy life once again!
Seeing Corey and going through the treatment process has been the single best thing I've ever done for my health. Within a week of starting the rehab work my neck has felt better than it has in months or longer, my toes don't hurt when walking anymore, my feet stopped hurting when I get up in the morning, and my jaw has stopped being so damn uncomfortable all the time! This is just the first week! He's helped me with my nutrition, finally letting me take charge of the side of my health that I know has been needing it most for decades. I have more energy than I've had since I was a kid; the clarity and focus is just unreal, and I've lost more than 20 pounds in the last 3 months. I honestly can't recommend Corey and Thrive enough and am trying to get everyone I know in here as well. He's very easy to work with, really knows his stuff, and honestly has saved me a lot of money on other treatments that simply haven't had really lasting results. I wish I'd started working with him a lot sooner, and I'm very excited to see how far he's going to be able to take my health!
This will depend on what they're looking to accomplish, but generally I prefer meeting with anyone wanting to work with me in person so we can talk over what their goals are, any questions they have, what they need from their practitioner, and go over how I operate and will help them with their health goals. These meetings are always no-charge and no-obligation.
For rehab goals, we go through this conversation and go through some of their medical history, do some initial assessments make sure I am the practitioner they should be seeing (very rarely is this not the case, but sometimes getting imaging or other red flags checked, or working on collaborative care is appropriate).
After these initial conversations and checks, we simply get started.
I have worked with a very wide range of fitness, rehab/prehab and generall wellness clients and patients. On the fitness side I work on general hormone balance and health, general fitness to weight loss, specific sports performance, and bodybuilding. I typically have a client or two, or several, for each of these goal sets at any given time. Runners, golfers, tennis players are pretty common. I also work with many people with systemic health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease, fibromyalgia (a lot of this one, there's so much we can do!), cerebral palsy, and others.
On the rehab/prehab side it's really a mixed bag. Car accidents and other acute injuries, avoiding joint replacements and dealing with general joint pain, dealing with hernias, urinary incontinence, headaches, migraines, sense based issues (visual, hearing, chemical sensitivity at times), TMJD and other jaw issues including tinnitus and dizziness, common sports injuries (like plantair fasciitis, IT band pains, 'patellar tracking disorder,' etc.), among a lot more common issues, but also more rare or specialized neurological or autoimmune issues such as Guillain Barre, parkinsons, cerebral palsy, post stroke and traumatic brain injury care, and others.
Find a trainer or practitioner who has done more than their basic requirements for certification or licensure. So many people just buy a book and a test as a trainer, and so many practitioners only take their required continuing ed courses, most of which are essentially useless. Find someone who is not satisfied with what they know.