Sports Performance Physical Therapist

Join our unique group of enthusiastic professionals who are making an impact in the community of Knoxville and surrounding cities.

Do you have a purpose to help people of all ages? Are you a growth minded professional, naturally motivated to jump in, willing to lead a team, and looking for a culture of growth in a private physical therapy practice in one of America’s greatest cities – Farragut, TN? How about a passion for sports related injuries? Are you interested in injury prevention, sports performance, and return to sport? Do you enjoy using technology to improve biomechanics for running, jumping, and throwing athletes? If so, we would implore you to follow your passion and next steps with Thrive Physical Therapy. We invite you to grow alongside a team of like-minded individuals who seek to maximize the potential of every patient they see!

THIS IS THRIVE: We are an organization who seeks to challenge the status quo, elevating the profession of Physical Therapy and moving ALL our clinicians to practice at the top of their professional license. We accomplish this through robust continuing education, communication, and coaching/mentorship programs. We are moving all therapists toward a Certified Manual Therapy Certification (COMT), Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified (CDNT) and Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS).

PASSION centered individual growth: We do this by growing our employees through leadership training and mentorship. Along the way, we seek to listen to the needs of our employees. If their growth leads into new areas of desired contribution, we work to move them in that direction!

DIRECT ACCESS – Our goal is to continue to increase the number of direct access patients we help. At Thrive, we believe a physical therapist can be a cost saver to the medical system. By avoiding unneeded X-rays and MRI’s, eliminating injections and medications that only cover up the problem, and providing outcomes that ultimately prevent surgeries, these are some of the ways we can save both the patient and the health system time and money.

The primary role of this individual is to proactively develop our sports performance and wellness programs, provide exceptional patient care, and communicate regularly with other members of the Thrive team.

Job duties are not limited to, but do include:

  • Provide patient care while ensuring clinical excellence and outstanding patient outcomes
  • Develop sustainable sports performance and wellness programs
  • Utilize motion analysis and kinematic sequencing technology to improve outcomes, drive the bio-feedback loop, and provide patient/community education.
  • Educate the community on how conservative physical therapy can address musculoskeletal injuries
  • Collaborate with various divisions of our team from administration, clinical, and marketing
  • Be a part of one of the most dynamic private practices in the Farragut area!!


  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Sports or orthopedic certification preferred
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience preferred
  • Leadership experience preferred
  • Verifiable past of getting things done


  • $70,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year


  • Professional development assistance
  • Incentive bonus plan with profit sharing
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Discounted fitness center membership


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Clinical Experience:

  • 3 years + (Preferred)


  • Licensed in the state of Tennessee

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

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