Our Team

Dr. Ben Bloomer PT, DPT

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Ben is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and co-owner of Thrive. He enjoys treating a wide variety of ages and diagnoses of patients, including back/neck pain, balance deficits, joint pain, surgical recovery, and concussions.


His love for sports and injury prevention drove him to pursue a career in physical therapy.


He has extensive experience working in the outpatient orthopedic setting, and has previously worked as a Center Manager for a large rehab group in the Twin Cities. 


Ben truly enjoys working one-on-one with patients while building a solid trust and rapport with a friendly smile. He strives to build a personalized and patient-centered program focused on each individual's unique goals. 


Ben understands that some people need to slowly ease their way into an exercise routine, while others need to be motivated and pushed hard during their rehabilitation.

Dr. Aaron Miller, PT, DPT

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Aaron is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who enjoys working with a diverse group of patients of varying age ranges and diagnoses including back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, balance deficits, arthritis/joint pain, and neurological disorders.


His passion for physical therapy stems from his ability to help patients reach their goals and build lasting relationships throughout their recovery process.


Aaron’s goal is to help people reach their potential based on their individual physical abilities and needs. He strives to give individuals the tools to achieve recovery and healing in a caring and compassionate environment.

  

When away from the office, Aaron enjoys running, hiking, playing board games, and watching basketball. Aaron has also played for the Minnesota Freeze Australian Rules Football Club for the last 3 years.

Dr. Colin Rust, PT, DPT, ATC, OCS

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Colin is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and licensed Athletic Trainer.  He is thrilled to have joined Thrive PT and is looking forward to serving patients in Chanhassen and the surrounding area.


A shoulder injury playing football for Chaska High School and the subsequent help of a physical therapist/athletic trainer to achieve a full recovery inspired Colin to pursue that same career path.


The favorite part of his job is establishing long term relationships with his patients.  He sees his role to be a guide/coach to help people through times of injury and pain, achieve their goals, and to promote long term health, happiness, and resilience. He uses a whole body/whole person approach to treatment and loves to educate people about their bodies and how they heal.


During the last 5 years, Colin has worked in rural community hospitals in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and truly enjoys connecting with people throughout the lifespan.  As a lifelong learner, he passed his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) exam to improve how he serves patients with orthopedic (muscle, bone, joint) conditions.  His specialty is in treating neck pain, back pain, chronic pain conditions, soft tissue injuries, and post surgical recovery.


While away from the office, Colin enjoys spending time with his family (wife, daughter, dog), running, hiking , reading, and watching football.

Amanda Bloomer, Office Manager

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Amanda is the co-owner of Thrive with a passion for the health and wellness of patients, building relationships, and being involved in the Chanhassen community. 


She was born and raised in the Chanhassen, MN area. Amanda earned her undergraduate degree from Concordia University - St. Paul in Marketing. She has a strong working knowledge of business, operations, and marketing.


Amanda has always had a passion for athletics and sports performance. She was even part of a 4-time National Championship volleyball team while at Concordia.


At Thrive, she's our jack-of-all trades! You'll find her assisting with scheduling, insurance, billing, customer service, marketing, community involvement, and more. 


Amanda enjoys traveling, staying active, volleyball, cheering on the Vikings, and spending time with her family and friends.

Tammy Konetchy, Office Assistant

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Tammy joined our team in 2018, and has many years of experience in office administration, accounting, budgeting and small business administration.  She is diligent about completing difficult tasks, communicating with people, and being totally trustworthy.


We always smile when Tammy tells us she has her “dream job.”  Her honesty, integrity and professionalism are qualities many people appreciate.


She loves to bake, travel in their motorhome, spend time with her grand-dog and support her husband.  Family is a priority for Tammy, and she has been blessed with an amazing daughter and son-in-law.

Bella, Therapy Dog

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Bella is Thrive Physical Therapy's "Therapy Dog," and is a huge people-lover! Bella is a very loving dog, and looks forward to attention from patients.  


What patients say about her:

"...Bella, the "therapy" dog at Thrive is about the sweetest thing with four legs you'll ever meet."  

"...they also have an amazing “therapy” dog that is super sweet."