Jody Thatcher Treats Patients: Vacation Coverage Idaho PT License: PT-1137

Jody Thatcher PT, MPT

Jody Thatcher PT, MPT received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda University in 1996. She started her career in Boise practicing in a variety of settings including acute care, home care and outpatient orthopedics. In 2009 she founded Thrive Physical Therapy. This venture was created from her belief that movement is the key to optimal health and wellness.

Throughout her career, Jody has focused on forming relationships based on mutual trust and respect. As a result, she’s had the privilege of knowing most of her patients for several years. Listening and meeting patients and employees where they are in the moment, empowers them in ways that are both satisfying and achievable.

In 2016, after 20 years in clinical practice, she transitioned to primarily focusing on business management and development. This change has created positive effects on the business while allowing her to better support her employees. In this expanded role, she enjoys seeing her employees grow and develop. She’s on a quest to offer intuitively perfect service for patients and create a thriving work environment for employees.

Jody lives in the North End with her husband, Matt, and their son and daughter, Oliver and Bibi. She tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible. You can find her gardening, mountain biking, hiking, and Nordic and alpine skiing. Practicing yoga, barre and Pilates are part of her weekly routine to keep her in balance. Always up for an adventure, she loves to travel and explore wild and remote places with her family.

"Today I can say that I am an active 69 year old male who downhill and skate skis, hikes, cycles extensively and does the work on a small urban farm. Whenever I know anyone who needs a physical therapist, I always tell them to see Jody Thatcher at Thrive."

Al K.

"Jody has treated me for low back pain, elbow tendonitis, and just recently a second knee replacement. Each treatment has resulted in a full recovery. Due to the relationship we have built over the years, I have total confidence in the successful treatment of any future PT needs I may have. That makes looking at future surgeries or risking any sport injury a little less stressful."

Jackie N.

"I am impressed with how Jody continues her education in physical therapy and how she figured out what worked and didn’t work for me. She taught me how to manage my pain through my own self care. Working with Jody has been a life changing experience for the better."

Jane P.