What Patients Are Saying

"An outstanding option for physical therapy care has arrived in Chanhassen, MN! Dr. Ben Bloomer, DPT and his wife Amanda who manages the office, offer a friendly, caring and professional atmosphere where clients can feel valued and well cared for. Ben is highly competent and experienced in many areas of PT but has an expertise with orthopedic issues. Ben considers the whole person and not just the body part being treated so patients will feel listened to and deeply cared for when they go to Thrive PT. As a physical therapist myself, as well as a health and wellness coach, I highly recommend Thrive PT to my clients, my friends and my family."

"Ben worked with my son on post concussion headaches and balance issues.  He was knowledgeable in the exercises and restrictions that were given until the symptoms subsided.  Ben has a a great personality in working with his patients and would highly recommend him for physical therapy."

"After my doctor clarified that I no longer had the symptoms of PMR, I still struggled with severe joint and shoulder pain. I had some physical therapy and saw some improvement but felt I needed to find a physical therapist who would really listen to me. I am so thankful that I found Thrive! Ben worked with me and after a little over a month, I am feeling great. I cannot believe the progress I have made. I am 66 years old and decided I just had to live with the pain of arthritis until I went to Thrive. If you need physical therapy this is the best place to go. Ben and Amanda make you feel at home and Ben is amazing at what he does."

"I came to Dr. Ben as a last resort.  If only I’d found Thrive PT sooner!  I went through 2 other PT run-arounds with no success and much frustration.  I was hesitant to give it another go but felt like this was the place that could FINALLY fix me immediately after our initial  consultation.  Dr. Ben has vast knowledge of knees!  Hooray!  I came in with Patelafemoral Syndrome and graduated 90% pain free!  The patient care is like nowhere else.  I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW WONDERUL THRIVE IS!!  If you need PT, look no further!"

 "I saw Ben for rehabilitation following significant surgery at a major hospital in Minnesota. After minimal improvement working with the PT department at the hospital, I consulted Ben who did a great job of listening to my concerns and providing several exercises that quickly allowed me to bounce back. I highly recommend." 

"Amanda and Ben are great! No need for doctor's reference for treatment to be covered by insurance. Easy flexible scheduling. I had a pelvic Symphysis Disorder in my pregnancy and was already seeing chiropractor weekly, but once started going to Thrive, had an improvement. It made a huge difference! Ben even adjust the exercise plan accordingly to my needs and pain level. He came up with an alternative standing and sitting exercises instead of laying down once. They also very kid friendly! I had to bring my 3 year old with me and they always had different coloring pictures on a clip board for her. And they let her join my exercise routine. Gave her some equipment. She was very exited to go there every time! Overall great experience! I definitely recommend them!" 

"Ben & Amanda are great. Ben is getting my neck, arm, elbow and hand healed- in plenty of time for the upcoming sports seasons ( along with the daily functions required of being a father of 3). Amanda is always smiling, knowledgeable, and responsive! She's fantastic. Go see Bloomer's, they will get you back on the road of life." 

"As a chiropractor and ART provider in Chanhassen, working with Thrive PT and its owners Dr. Ben Bloomer and his wife, Amanda, has been a pleasure. I have referred numerous patients to their practice and the feedback and patient experience has been nothing short of outstanding. Ben's level of competence is second to none and his implementation of cutting edge modalities and superb rehabilitation protocols makes Thrive PT a leader in physical therapy services and my go to for physical therapy when I am in need of a great therapist. Keep up the great work Ben!"

"I would highly recommend Thrive for anyone looking for some physical therapy. They were friendly, patient answering all of my questions, and extremely knowledgeable. I had ankle surgery nearly 5.5 years ago and my flexibility in that ankle has been slowly decreasing over the past couple years. Ben gave me some excellent tips and exercises to regain mobility. They also have an option that allows you to receive a text message with a link to all of the exercises they recommended. This link includes videos of these exercises, very nice option for those of us constantly on the go or traveling."

"I went to Ben for some post-concussion symptoms I was having. Not only did Ben solve the problems the fastest, but he was the friendliest Physical Therapist I had ever been to. If you are in need of physical therapy, Thrive is the place to go!"

"Ben is doing an excellent job of treating my 83-year old mother!  He is compassionate and caring. He did a great job of assessing her problem and is successfully implementing a treatment plan to alleviate her back pain and strengthen her body. He made her feel very comfortable and at ease.  She is experiencing significant improvement already! Thrive Physical Therapy is second to none in my book!"

"After a not-so-fun experience years ago with a physical therapist who I thought was going to break some ribs, I'd pretty much resigned myself to living with my shoulder pain until some day when I'm retired and no longer hunched over a keyboard for long hours every day. But then I met Ben, who promised he wouldn't make things hurt more than they already did. And, he was right! Four weeks in, the final knot gave way. Such relief. I could turn my head without feeling the tightness of the muscles, and no pain! In fact, every time I had a treatment, I felt better walking out than I did walking in. After 6 weeks, I "graduated" and have been working my exercises regularly since. So glad I found this place!"

"Ben and Amanda are great! I went to them about an old wrist injury from high school that I didn't think was ever going to get any better. Ben not only didn't make it any worse, but I was actually able to do more than a few push ups on it after some time working with him. Highly recommended!"

"The Thrive duo is wonderful! From professional friendly atmosphere to bedside manners and attention to care and detail. After a less than wonderful experience elsewhere, they really are a life saver. Ben is extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand. So happy to have found them! Highly recommending to everyone!"

"I had been dealing with chronic shoulder pain for 5+ years after a weight lifting exercise in college. After a few appointments with Dr. Ben and some take home exercises he gave me, I am happy to be pain free now for 6 months. Dr. Ben is a miracle worker, he was able to fix what others told me could only be corrected by surgery."

"I injured my back playing sports and Ben helped me make a full recovery. Ben and Amanda are very nice, they can help with many different injuries. They also have an amazing “therapy” dog that is super sweet. Highly recommend checking them out if you suffer from an injury."

"I had been dealing with chronic shoulder pain for 5+ years after a weight lifting exercise in college. After a few appointments with Dr. Ben and some take home exercises he gave me, I am happy to be pain free now for 6 months. Dr. Ben is a miracle worker he was able to fix what others told me could only be corrected by surgery."

"Dr. Ben is great. He was able to assess the source of my leg pain and created a customized stretching and strengthening program to regain lost flexibility in the hamstrings and addresses weaknesses that had developed as a result of injury.  He is able to establish baselines and track progress along the way.  I would highly recommend Dr. Ben for any aches and pains!"

"Throughout high school and college I have had multiple problems with both of my knees (dislocations, partial tears of ligaments, etc...) Dr. Ben developed a rehab/strengthening program for me that has helped prevent these injuries from occurring the past few years which allows me to keep doing the activities that I love!"

"I was suffering with tennis elbow for about 6 months. The kicker was, the original injury didn't happen playing tennis but, rather, lifting a too-heavy grocery bag the wrong way. (One of those pull and jerk deals. Yes, it was very bad form.) The pain was excruciating, like a number 15 on that 1 to 10 scale doctors use. I watched countless YouTube videos trying to diagnose/treat myself. Having gone through PT before, I should have known better and consulted a professional sooner. But, as they say, better late then never. So glad I did, and so glad that professional was Ben Bloomer. Over the course of 6 weeks, Ben worked diligently with me, finding just the right therapy to correct the issue. As with ANY physical therapy, the patient gets as much out of it as she or he puts into it. That being said, Ben is no drill instructor. (I've had one of those. They can be intimidating.) Ben offers clear and detailed therapies, correcting the patient's form as need be for successful recovery. Both he and Amanda were so pleasant to work with, I actually looked forward to my PT appointments. That in and of itself, should speak volumes for anyone needing physical therapy. Do yourself a favor, stop consulting the Internet and just make the call. You'll be glad you did. P.S. As another reviewer mentioned, Bella, the "therapy" dog at Thrive is about the sweetest thing with four legs you'll ever meet."

"I've seen Ben at Thrive for a pinched nerve in my shoulder. He worked on my shoulder several times and also gave me print outs and exercises I could do at home to manage it on my own. Highly recommend!" 

“…Most notably, I was able to maintain my pace throughout the entire race, 8-minute miles which delivered a 1 hour and 20-minute run! Thank you so much for working with me over the last number of months.  Most importantly, I now have the tools to manage the issue moving forward and can work on getting my cardio back up to speed for the 2019 races.”

"I have had issues for years which Ben started solving from very first session. His knowledge & attention to detail has beat the much larger competition in such a short time, I could not be happier & look forward to finally eliminating issues that have plagued me for years. Nice work Ben!"

"I have been dealing with BPPV and vestibular disorders for a few years now and the worst symptom is non stop vertigo and dizziness...this morning  when the onset of the symptom got crazy out of hand and my regular therapist was a drive away and hard to get in...i got an easy appointment at thrive...i could barely walk when i entered thrive and after the session there I was all set to go grocery shopping...its a miracle...the care, the diagnosis and the treatment were very well described and thought over. Couldn't wait to get fully cured and deal with this head on!!"

 "Ben was able to get rid of the shoulder pain I have been dealing with for almost 10 years. Not only was he able to make the pain go away after a couple visits, but we also had a conversation about what activities were most likely be causing the issues with my shoulder so I could limit those activities and live pain free." 

"Thrive has a great facility that is clean and welcoming, and Dr. Ben is as good as it gets. They have all the equipment and expertise of the big hospital run operations, but with more personal attention to detail. Highly recommended.”

"Ben and Amanda are wonderful!  The stretches & strengthening exercises he has taught me are working very well for my pain.  Amanda makes scheduling a breeze and they sell professional strength cool therapy spray that is wonderful!"

"Thrive PT is a wonderful clinic.  Dr. Ben and Amanda have a great personal touch when dealing with their patients and helping them get back to health.  Very professional but yet with a caring touch. Highly recommend!"

"Dr. Ben and Amanda are amazing and have changed my life!  A little background info...  I have a very rare connective tissue disorder, a rare autoimmune disease, and a 2nd autoimmune disease yet to be identified.  This has led to severe, chronic pain throughout my body with too many secondary diagnoses to list in a review.  My least favorite part is the continual rib dislocations, with as many as 10 ribs dislocated at a time .  Multiple chiropractors and doctors have said they have never seen anyone with ribs like mine.  Not even once.  That's a scary place to find oneself.

When I began treatment with Dr. Ben, I thought I was stuck in a downward spiral.  I was wrong.  At that time, I was able to get no more than 90 minutes of sleep in a night.  He started me on light exercises designed to strengthen my rib joints, as well as all the other problem joints throughout my body, along with balance exercises for chronic migraines/vertigo.  I completed the exercise routine prescribed by Dr. Ben every day I could, and within a few weeks I began to notice a difference.  A month after that I was sleeping 3+ hours a night, and fast forward to today I am able to get 6 or 7 hours of sleep most nights.  There are no cures for what I have yet, but with Dr. Ben's guidance my quality of life has improved greatly.  I have even been able to play catch with my 6 year-old son, which seemed like an impossibility just a few months before.  What a blessing!  I could go on and on, and it would all be positive feedback.  Thank you Ben and Amanda!"

Chapel Hill Academy has been partnering with Thrive Therapy since the beginning. As part of our Corporate Partner Program- we look for local businesses who have a heart for others, build and foster community,  and truly want to make a difference in each person's life they meet!  Ben and Amanda emulate all three of these characteristics and more! We are so thankful to know and work with Thrive and highly recommend the level of care they provide.

They are such an important part of our community and have supported the school enabling additional scholarships, new STEM and Technology advancements,  and increased opportunities to students thanks to their support!  We are so thankful for their desire to impact our students and families and couldn't fulfill our mission without them! Thank you Thrive Physical Therapy!

"Personal and Professional in every way! Amanda greets you with a smile and makes sure you’re attended to right away. She is very organized and walks you through the information needed for your visit. She also helps set up appointments around your schedule for your convenience. Dr. Ben is very personable and listens to your every concern. He takes the time to go through your health history and what has lead up to the injury or reason why you’re there. He then creates a detailed plan to help with recovery, and explains it to you ahead of time so you know what you’re getting into. If you’re looking for a great physical therapist experience, Thrive PT is the place to go!"

"Great team at Thrive. After surgery and almost two years of knee injury I had almost given up on returning to full activity. 3 months of PT at Thrive turned that around. I am now back to full activity- running, backpacking, martial arts. I cannot speak highly enough about Dr. Ben and the team at Thrive. Highly recommended!"

"Last fall I was diagnosed by my chiropractor with "frozen shoulder". Just getting in & out of the car was painful. He recommended that physical therapy may be helpful. I went to Thrive because I knew that no referral from my M.D. was needed which made the process easy. Dr. Ben was professional, compassionate and quickly gave me a number of physical therapy exercises that I could do in the privacy of my home between treatments in the clinic. Amanda was most helpful to coordinating the administrative piece and prompt with phone calls and emails for scheduling. Thanks to Dr. Ben, I was able to fully enjoy my trip to Disney world:) Thank you!!"

"First of all they are prompt, no long waits!  Ben is also very skilled and teaches instead of preaches, empowering me to continue on my own.  This means not having to continue treatments for years, but knowing what to avoid and how to keep myself in better physical health.  He is by far the absolute best physical therapist I’ve gone to and would highly recommend Thrive to anyone...young or old!  He’s exceptional with all ages and areas of the body."

"I've had issues with hypermobility for years and kept getting hurt I had severe hip pain and could barely walk when I found Thrive online and called Amanda who got me an appointment with Dr. Ben.  Within minutes of seeing Dr. Ben and doing some exercises, I could actually walk without tremendous pain.  We determined the source of the pain and resolved it within a few months. Then I hurt my back, shoulder, neck and toe--in which Dr. Ben gave me more exercises to do. 

The exercises just take a couple minutes a day and help give my body parts more stability.
Dr. Ben provides great instructions, describes what muscle is being strengthened to provide the stability, and let's me know muscles should be working for each exercise--so I don't hurt myself by compensating with a different muscle.

I really enjoy the stability and balance exercises that Dr. Ben suggested and that he could see the hypermobility while providing exercises that provide long term health, preventing injuries in the future.  

Having seen numerous PTs in the past, I would highly recommend Dr. Ben!  Amanda made appointments and dealing with insurance a breeze--which helps when a person is in so much pain." 

"Ben is far and away the best physical therapist I've had. I’ve suffered from chronic ankle pain most of my life which resulted in two surgeries. While they helped, pain and significantly reduced range of motion remained a constant and were keeping me from the activities I loved. Other medical professionals told me it would never get better. Frustrated and clinging to hope I found Thrive Physical Therapy. After 6-weeks of working with Ben I made remarkable improvements. Improvements I had dreamt of, but never imagined would become reality. The care Ben gives and the environment he and Amanda create is truly remarkable. I am immensely grateful that I found Thrive — I only wish that I had found them sooner." 

"I was so thankful and pleased with the help I received from Dr. Ben.  I had a frozen shoulder and after therapy with Dr. Ben I have much more movement and much less pain!  Ben and Amanda were so helpful and kind. I will definitely go back there if PT is ever needed again! "

"Over the past year or so I’ve had three different occasions  to need your services. I had been in an automobile accident and had gotten injured playing sports. Having met you through a chamber event turned out to be one of the best meetings ever. You were able to help me overcome some very long term-  pre-accident- issues with my back, my shoulder and my leg. Because of the excellent, professional, and very caring treatment that I received I am back to playing golf and racquetball as well as I ever have! Even though I live in Bloomington your location in Chanhassen is so easy to get to and so convenient with plenty of parking available that it made making my appointments a breeze. You are certainly free and encouraged to give my name to anyone contemplating using your services."

"Ben is doing an excellent job of treating my 83-year old mother!  He is compassionate and caring. He did a great job of assessing her problem and is successfully implementing a treatment plan to alleviate her back pain and strengthen her body. He made her feel very comfortable and at ease.  She is experiencing significant improvement already! Thrive Physical Therapy is second to none in my book!"

Outcomes are driven by each and every patient we treat. Please either review us on Google or email (abloomer@thriveptmn.com) and tell us how Thrive helped you, so others can get the courage to speak up and pursue their pain free, stronger, and healthier goals.