About Your Atlanta Physical Therapist Team

Our mission is to provide elite physical therapy services in Atlanta, to improve function while minimizing pain, freeing you to thrive in the activities you love.

How do we do this? We help you find the root cause of your pain and work with you to create a personalized plan of care to allow you to reach your goals in your wellness journey.

Our Philosophy

One-on-one individualized care

We believe you deserve our full attention for every minute of every visit. We want to be able to work with you in whatever way will help you achieve your goals most efficiently, rather than in the way an insurance company dictates. By working one-on-one we can more quickly identify the problem and get to work on solving it. You are unique, and so are the solutions to your pain. It is essential to address the individual factors that brought you to us in order to get you back to feeling like yourself.

Education is the key in freeing you to thrive

Our ultimate goal is to provide you with the tools you need to free you to thrive in movement on your own. We help you understand all of the pieces of your lifestyle, movement patterns, exercise and work habits that may be contributing to why you ended up in our clinic. Although initially and periodically you may need our hands to reset your body and get you back on track, we want you to feel equipped to manage and prevent flare ups in your everyday life.

It’s all about balance

There are many sources of balance in the body, all of which keep you functioning at your optimal pain free level. Your deep stabilizing muscles balance out your global mover muscles. Your core and extremities each have roles to play. Your passive stability of bones and ligaments balances out the active stability of your muscles and tendons. But there are other areas of life that must find balance in order to feel your best. Sleep, nutrition and stress all contribute to how your body feels. It is important to understand to work toward balance in every sense help you meet your goals.

Holistic, full body perspective

Often our bodies are very good at telling us when something is off, but not as good at letting us know the origin of the issue. Our pain point might just be “the victim,” while “the culprit” is actually elsewhere. For example, if you struggle with tennis elbow, did you know your shoulder blade coordination and neck mobility might actually be causing the issue? Or if your knee hurts, it might be due to the mechanics of your foot and the mobility of your hip? At Thrive Physio we look above and below the source of pain to determine all of the factors impacting your symptoms.

Meet the Atlanta Team

Dr. Elizabeth Dalrymple

Originally from Philadelphia, I’ve lived in Atlanta for nearly six years, becoming a part of the community. I earned my Nutritional Sciences degree at Cornell, alongside minors in Exercise Science and Global Health, also making a name as an Ivy League award-winning pitcher in softball. As a former athlete, I understand the necessity of maintaining physical health and have a keen interest in supporting players of rotational and overhead sports.

After Cornell, I coordinated a nutrition program in Haiti for a year, which led me to realize my calling in physical therapy—much like my mother. Now, my mission is to pinpoint the root cause of your pain beyond just the symptoms (“he “what”), combining hands-on techniques and neuromuscular re-education to alleviate recurring pain and issues (the “why”).

I strive to meet you where you are in life to create a partnership in injury prevention, rehabilitation and wellness.


  • PT – Physical Therapist
  • DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • OCS – Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Board Certified
  • FDN – Functional Dry Needling certified
  • TPI – Titleist Performance Institute Golf Medical certified
  • SFMA- Selective Functional Movement Assessment certified
  • Redcord Neurac trained

Outside of the clinic you can find me:

  • Traveling anywhere and everywhere! In a car, on a boat, on a plane…
  • Speaking Haitian Creole any chance I get, but definitely a couple times a year on volunteer trips to Haiti
  • Working out in my home gym- on the Peloton, in a yoga flow, swinging a kettlebell…I love all movement!
  • Paddleboarding on the Chattahoochee or hiking in North Georgia with my partner, Craig
  • Waterskiing on the Chesapeake Bay or in the Finger Lakes with my family

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Dr. Nikki Bailys

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, I’ve been an Atlantan since 2016. As a former competitive gymnast frequently in physical therapy, I was drawn towards it as a career where I could guide people back to their passions.

My enthusiasm for physical therapy led me to earn a Bachelor’s in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University. Immersed in health and fitness all my life, and informed by my own athletic background and my parents’ engagement in CrossFit and Ironman triathlons, I’ve developed a unique interest in treating athletes, specifically in gymnastics, running, cycling, and CrossFit.

In my practice, I view the whole system to identify and address the symptom source and facilitate balanced movement. Utilizing techniques from movement science, manual therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, and dry needling, I listen and understand your goals, pairing my clinical expertise, residency training, and advanced education to deliver comprehensive care. My focus isn’t just on rehabilitation, but also on injury prevention and optimizing your movement for holistic wellness and performance.


  • PT- Physical Therapist
  • DPT- Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • OCS- Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Board Certified
  • FDN- Functional Dry Needling certified
  • Certified Movement Links Specialist
  • Group Fitness Instructor

Outside of the clinic you can find me:

  • In a spin class, running, yoga, or strength training – I love all varieties of exercise!
  • Teaching strength training classes in the Mez at TURN Studio
  • Watching college football with my husband Eric
  • Exploring the US and beyond – my travel bucket list is quite lengthy

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