Our Team

Physical Therapists

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Jody Thatcher PT, MPT, Clinical Director

  • Founder and Owner of Thrive Physical Therapy; July, 2009
  • Master of Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University; 1996
  • Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, Loma Linda University; 1996
  • Certified Pilates Instructor – Reformer; 2008
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association; 2010
  • Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) certified; 2011
  • American Physical Therapy Association member; 1993
  • FMS Level 2 Certified; 2019
Ali Lubbers

Ali Lubbers PT, DPT

  • Joined Thrive Physical Therapy; October 2016
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Montana; 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, University of Montana; 2011
  • Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) certified; 2016
  • American Physical Therapy Association member; 2012
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association; 2018
Els Brady PT, MOMT

Els Brady PT, MOMT

  • Joined Thrive Physical Therapy; August, 2021
  • Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, The Ola Grimsby Institute; 1997
  • Bachelor of Physical Therapy, Hoger Instituut Kinesitherapie; 1989
  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner; 2004
  • Certified Fascial Distortion Techniques Practitioner; 2015
  • Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) certified; 2021
  • American Physical Therapy Association member; 1992

Ally Pearson PT, DPT

  • Joined Thrive Physical Therapy; December, 2022
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Utah; 2015
  • Bachelor of Science, Wheaton College; 2009

Administrative Staff

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Gaby Barajas, Future Office Manager

Gaby joined Thrive Physical Therapy in June 2022  as our Front Desk Coordinator. Gaby graduated from Wood River High School in Hailey ID in 2021. She moved to Boise and attended one year of school at College of Western Idaho. She hopes to continue her schooling in the future after she has more clarity about what she wants to study. She graduated with a Biliteracy Diploma in Spanish which was actually her first language. We are very excited to have a bilingual Front Desk Coordinator!  

She is looking forward to learning new skills and meeting all of the patients here. Gaby lives with three roommates who are also close friends here in Boise. She loves the outdoors and going to the lake or camping. She enjoys swimming, biking and dancing (even if it’s just in her room when no one is watching).

She has a big extended family, but her immediate family consists of her mom, her sister who is 9 years younger than her, and their dog. She loves visiting and spending time with family and eating her mom’s delicious home cooking.

Front Desk Coordinator

Now hiring Front Desk Coordinator 25-30 hours/week. Please apply here:

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