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
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Kim Kutzner PT, DPT, Certified Pilates Instructor

  • Joined Thrive Physical Therapy; January, 2012
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Idaho State University; 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Textile Design with a Minor in Dance, University of Idaho; 1998
  • Certified Pilates Instructor by Romana Kryzanowska; International Pilates and Physical Therapy Center; 2003
  • Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) certified; 2011
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association; 2015
  • American Physical Therapy Association member; 2008
  • 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
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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

Administrative Staff

Cinnamon Priest, Office Manager

Cinnamon Priest, Office Manager

Cinnamon joined Thrive Physical Therapy in March 2021 as Front Desk Coordinator. She was promoted to Office Manager in June 2021. Prior to working at Thrive, her background included several years of experience in customer service, intake coordination and office management. She is known among her coworkers as the go-to person to get things done. Her strengths are: time management, multi-tasking, organization, troubleshooting, and creating concise training materials that are visual and user-friendly. 

Cinnamon’s favorite things about working at Thrive include building relationships with our patients, and the opportunity to work alongside an empowering group of professional, kind and dynamic women. In her role as Office Manager, she is eager to take on some of the administrative duties previously handled by our owner. She is also excited to create new ways to celebrate our employees and team, utilizing her sense of whimsy, professionalism and fun.