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About Us

Our team is passionate about delivering evidence-based, holistic-driven therapy and rehabilitation with specialized clinical care in Women’s/Pelvic Health, Orthopedic/Sports Medicine, Neuro Rehab, and Chronic Pain. We have collaborated with outstanding like-minded providers to offer interdisciplinary comprehensive care including physical therapy, speech therapy, personalized fitness, chiropractic, massage therapy, and nutrition services.

Our Services

Women’s/Pelvic Health

Our team of Women’s/Pelvic Health experts are highly trained in the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor disorders which can affect both men and women. Pelvic floor dysfunction is frequently experienced during or after childbirth, but our therapists want you to know that common does NOT equal normal! We have extensive experience treating a wide variety of conditions and are dedicated to educating and empowering you throughout your healing journey.

Neuro Rehab

Launching later this year, Thrive will offer specialized programs for Parkinson’s Disease including LSVT Big, Boxing, and High Intensity Interval Training. Through utilization of evidence-based treatment approaches focused on the neuroplasticity of the brain, improved function, independence, and quality of life are possible for those with neurologic conditions!

Orthopedic/Sports Medicine

Whether in life or sports, no one wants to be sidelined due to an injury. Our therapists treat a wide variety of conditions utilizing traditional and non-traditional (dry needling, cupping, Pilates-based rehab) treatment techniques/interventions to get you back in the ‘game.’

Chronic Pain

Physical therapy treatments embrace a holistic biopsychosocial model which includes pain neuroscience education, interventions focused on calming the nervous system, manual therapy, dry needling, kinesiotape, therapeutic exercise, goal setting, and wellness coaching

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is imperative following a neurological disorder working to improve speech, language, and communication skills. Speech therapy also provides a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan for swallowing disorders and works on improving dementia and cognitive impairments. Clinicians are certified dementia specialists and licensed in LSVT Loud for Parkinson’s Disease.

Additional services

Additional services provided in conjunction with the Chicago Institute for Health and Wellness include:

  • chiropractic
  • massage therapy
  • functional medicine
  • medical weight loss
  • health coaching

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Meet the Team

Kelly Donathan, PT, DPT, ATC

Kelly is passionate about providing individualized, patient-centered care that embodies a holistic approach to health and wellness. Her background as a competitive gymnast and collegiate swimmer initially led her to pursue Orthopedic & Sports Medicine physical therapy in Colorado; however, after moving to Minnesota and taking her first Women’s/Pelvic Health course four years ago, she fell in love with the complexity of treating this population as well as individuals with chronic pain. Kelly is excited to bring her pelvic health and dry needling skillsets to Illinois. She can often be found “nerding out” about dry needling, pain neuroscience, and Pilates-based rehab on the Reformer. Kelly received her Doctorate in Physical therapy from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA.

Yvonne Gagliano, PT , DPT, CEEAA

Evie received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2000 from Washington University in St. Louis and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2003. With her knowledge and experience of treating individuals at all levels of care, she moved to Arizona and with a business partner started Arizona OrthoSports and InMotion Phyical Therapy and Wellness. Her desire to provide quality care driven by outcomes motivated her to receive an advanced specialization through the American Physical Therapy Association and in 2015 became a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult (CEEAA). She has a vision for developing exercise programs to combat the risks associated with the diseases of aging. This interest has incited her to develop rehabilitation protocols and pathways to treat multiple disease processes. In 2019, she became certified in LSVT BIG a specialized treatment approach for Parkinson’s Disease emphasizing the amplitude of movement. She is excited to begin this new chapter at Thrive Ability Center bringing expert care through specialized treatment approaches.

Rosen Gavino PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Rosen Gavino is a graduate of Midwestern University, located in Downers Grove, IL. He was part of the inaugural class at Midwestern University to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He also acquired a CSCS to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists enabling him to work with local elite high school, college athletes and professional athletes ranging from mixed martial artists to baseball players. Prior to obtaining his doctorate, he attended Valparaiso University where he played Division 1 baseball and was also a student athletic trainer. He later transferred to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology along with minors in Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy. 

Thomas M. Mitchell, D.C., CCSP

Dr. Mitchell is a Natural Healthcare Practitioner, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Chiropractic Physician, a Functional Rehabilitative Specialist, and is certified in Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Mitchell’s practice includes Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, as well as treatment of a variety of biomechanical, pain, sports related issues. Combining kinesiology skills with chiropractic expertise, Dr. Mitchell has a reputation of frequently being able to produce effective results where other practitioners have achieved only partial results. His watchwords, well-earned and thoroughly employed, have become “RESULTS-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE.”


We strive to deliver exceptional, results-driven healthcare while working hard to remove treatment barriers. That’s why we contract with many insurance providers while also offering affordable cash-pay options. Let us help you choose the path that’s right for you.

Our Location

Thrive Ability Center is located within LifeZone 360 in West Dundee, IL and in close proximity to I-90 making it easily accessible for Northern Illinois suburbs, the greater Rockford area, and the Northwestern Chicago region.
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