Who We Are

Meet our Physical Therapists

Our team is excited to meet you at our new Bryn Mawr location!


Dr. Jessica Calderón, DPT


Joe Dawson, MPT


Dr. Chelsea Turgeon PT, DPT


Story of practice

At Primal Physical Therapy, our goal is to get you the kind of movement where you don't "need" us all the time to keep you doing what you love physically.


Primal movements are at their roots functional, purposeful, and efficient. They create success in a physical task and reduce the chances of injury. The demands and structure of today's world have tainted pure movement patterns, making us more susceptible to injury.


At Primal Physical Therapy, we use the most advanced techniques and exercises and tailor them to meet your individual needs. This is how we help you recover and get you back to doing whatever it is you love...faster.


JJ Thomas teaching young physical therapist student how to use dry needling

Finding the root cause of a problem is critical to true recovery.

We take the time to listen to your story and analyze your injury carefully to find the root cause. We'll work closely with you and the rest of your medical team to ensure that you’re getting the care you deserve.


Physical therapist JJ Thomas using dry needling therapy on patient

Our unique approach takes traditional treatments that we’ve seen success with for over 20 years, and blends it with the most advanced techniques and technology. Our therapists are experts in the field and educators to their peers, which keeps them current on the latest trends and cutting edge approaches in physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Our unique approach to physical therapy blends traditional treatments with new practices.



Your successes are our successes.

Because of this, we measure our success by our patient’s outcomes and results, not by the volume of patients we see. Our one-on-one practice model helps us better understand your history, injury, pain, and path to recovery.

Patient Relationships

The relationships we build with our patients are built on mutual respect, honesty, and open communications. Our patients become part of The Primal Family, and we are dedicated to giving them the guidance and support that is essential in their journey to wellness.

JJ Thomas with physical therapy patients