Jody Thatcher PT, MPT
Treats patients: Thursday Idaho PT license #: PT-1137 Jody@ThrivePTPilates.comJody received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda University in 1996. She completed part of her undergraduate work at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and completed her Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences at Loma Linda University. She is the founder and owner of Physical Therapy at Thrive, LLC which opened July 2009. Jody completed her Pilates certification on the reformer in 2008. She became a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2010 and has been a member of the APTA since 1993. Jody has remained current in her field with a variety of topics of continuing education. The courses she has attended involving manual therapy, differential diagnosis and business development have been the most influential in her practice. She has completed additional training regarding the treatment of special populations including pregnant and post-partum clients and cyclists and runners. She is certified in Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM). Throughout her career, Jody has focused on forming working relationships with her patients based on mutual trust and respect. As a result, most of her patient load includes people that she has known for several years as well as their close friends and family. She believes that her most useful tool is listening to her patients. Meeting them where they are in the moment helps her empower patients in ways that are achievable for them which results in a mutually satisfying outcome. In her role as the clinic owner she gets the most enjoyment out of encouraging employee growth and development. She is constantly brainstorming ways to improve the patient’s experience, help the practice to run more efficiently, and create a great work environment. Jody lives in the North End with her husband, son and daughter. She loves practicing yoga, mountain biking, hiking, and Nordic and alpine skiing. She also enjoys gardening, traveling and any sort of creative project. Her absolute favorite way to spend her free time is to experience the world, as if it is brand new again, through the eyes of her children.