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Dr. Tim Cummings is a strength coach, physical therapist, writer, speaker, and, along with his wife, Jess, the founder of Restore/Thrive.
Tim splits his time between helping athletes, parents, and coaches fix acute and long-standing orthopedic injuries and programming post-rehab training programs for individuals looking to get back to their active lifestyles after an injury. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Southwest Baptist University in 2010. He was certified as a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Trainer in 2011. He was certified as an IMPACT Concussion Management Provider in 2012 he was the first physical therapist in Kansas City to earn recognition as a MovNat certified trainer in 2014. He was the first physical therapist in Kansas City designated as a MobilityWOD Certified Practitioner in 2015. He became a Power Athlete Block One Coach in 2020.
Before starting his own physical therapy and performance practice, Tim practiced with the renowned Elite Physical Therapy and Integrative Medicine, recognized in the Kansas City metro as an innovative physical therapy practice. In his current practice, Tim continues to practice performance-based orthopedic physical therapy, with a focus on return to work and return to play training.
Tim’s clients include recreational, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, Post-Concussion Syndrome patients, CrossFit athletes, Powerlifters, obstacle course racers, and law enforcement, first responder, and military personnel.
Tim’s background as an athlete includes a history of competitive baseball, basketball, cross-country running, and performance weightlifting. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jess and their three children, Aiden, Evelyn, and Connor, weightlifting, golfing, obstacle course racing, competitive eating, and wrestling with his kids.
Dr. Jess Cummings is an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist and the co-founder of Restore/Thrive.
Since 2010, Jess has practiced professionally providing one-on-one care to patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, most recently at Elite Physical Therapy and Integrative Medicine. She has logged over 400 hours of continuing education with an emphasis on differential diagnosis, manual therapy, and functional exercise. She specializes in treating chronic spine pain and injuries to the extremities. She received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois in 2007 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Southwest Baptist University in 2010.
Jess’ clients include acute and chronic spine and extremity injuries, recreational and competitive, athletes, and working moms like her who care about setting a great example for their kids. She is passionate about teaching her clients about integrative medicine and lifestyle management to optimize their health and improve their healing time.
Jess’s athletic background is as a power athlete, playing club and high school volleyball while setting several school weight lifting records. Jess loves time with her husband Tim and their three children, Aiden, Evelyn, and Connor. When she’s not busy feeding her family, she enjoys weight training, sand volleyball, reading, and traveling.
Dennis Dolan is the Head of Athletic Training at Restore/Thrive.
A Kansas City native, Dennis went to Rockhurst High School and graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and Athletic Training and a Master's Degree in Kinesiology and Biomechanics. He has practiced as a licensed athletic trainer for the last 20 years, helping high school athletes get back on the field faster, and designing strength and conditioning programs to help high school, collegiate, and professional athletes perform their best.
In addition to his work as an athletic trainer, Dennis is a Power Athlete Block One Coach, Pain Free Performance Specialist (PPSC), and CrossFit Level 1 certified coach.
Dennis is the point man for our Athletic Training Plus (AP+) program (click here for all the details). Bridging the gap between rehab and playing your game is Dennis's specialty and when you sign up to work with Dennis you'll get the same 1-on-1, customized approach to help you feel, move and perform your best.
Dennis has a diverse athletic background and still loves to lift weights, cut it up on a board in the snow/water/street, and stays physically ready to jump in any game. You can count on Dennis to be down for taco night, a good burger, or a steak on the grill.
Dennis, his wife Jennifer, and their boys JP (12) and Jack (9) live in Olathe.
Yvonne Ball is a physical therapist at Restore/Thrive.
A true powerhouse in the field of physical therapy, during her 21 years as an orthopedic physical therapist she has served on a Sports and Spine special interest group and helped develop a running assessment program. Yvonne has also served as an adjunct professor teaching advanced kinesiology labs in the physical therapy programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center and at Rockhurst University. She holds certifications in Gray Institute’s CAFS (Applied Functional Science) and 3D MAPS (3D Movement Analysis & Performance System).
Her approach to clients involves discovering their passions and abilities in order to create a treatment plan that suits their personality and needs. Yvonne focuses on treating the whole person regardless of what might be “screaming” at the moment because rarely does an ache or pain emanate from a single joint. Her ultimate goal is to uncover the root cause of the problem and come alongside you to help provide the guidance and tools needed to return to yourself and your aspirations. Each individual is unique, requiring a practitioner with a vast and comprehensive training background. Cultivating an understanding of the complexities of the body has been one of Yvonne’s greatest joys.
When away from the clinic, Yvonne engages with the adaptive community through Special Olympics city-sponsored sporting activities. Her passion for stand-up paddle boarding finds her at the lake 2-3 times a week to race or to just float with friends. She pursues personal fitness at boot camp, FIA KC(Females In Action), yoga, hiking, and karate.
Yvonne lives in Lenexa with her husband, John, their four kids, Avery, Lily, Ellison and Jonathan and 2 mini-Aussies, Merlin and Dixie.
Kathryn Davis is Restore/Thrive's Office Manager.
Kathryn has been a local to Kansas City her whole life. She has spent the last 10 years working in graphic and web design and is forging a new career path! She is currently a graduate student pursuing a degree in Integrative Health and Nutrition with a concentration in Herbal Medicine.
Kathryn is passionate about integrative health and using food as medicine. You’ll often find her listening to nutrition podcasts or reading up on anything related to the gut microbiome (her favorite wellness topic).
When not learning about nutrition or mixing up herbal concoctions, you can find her in a dance studio. She started ballet as a kid and now does it for fun as an adult!
In her rare free time, she also enjoys reading (science fiction, fantasy), playing video games with her husband, spending time with friends and family, gardening, hiking, and snuggling her cat.
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