Who we are
We are an elite group of therapists who have gone the extra mile to be trained in specialties to meet your needs and utilize treatments that are based on cutting edge medical research. We have the only Manual Therapy Certified Therapist in the region, and are trained to treat any movement limitation or pain.
We are caring and consider it a privilege to be of assistance to you. We love what we do, and our patients tell us it shows.
Dr. Dawn Muller, PT, MTC, DPT, Cert. DN
Dawn opened Thrive Physical Therapy and Fitness, LLC. in 2008 with a desire to treat patients in a one-on-one environment with expert care and a personal touch.
Dawn graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, did graduate work at Georgia State, and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Dawn is the only physical therapist in the region who is a Certified Manual Therapist (MTC) and one of the only Women's Health Specialists in southeast Georgia and North Florida. Dawn has treated collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes, as well as, professional dancers.
Dawn lives with her husband here in Thomasville, and has two grown sons making her proud in their own fields. She enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and working out.
Dr. Brian Kimrey, RN, PT, DPT
Brian graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University in 2018. He received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Florida State University in 2013. He has worked previously in the inpatient rehab setting as well as in inpatient psychiatry and offers a unique approach to individualization of care.
Brian lives in Tallahassee where he spends his free time with his beautiful girlfriend, Susan, and their almost-as-beautiful dog Buford. He enjoys working out, playing drums and reading educational materials or the news.
Kellie Burch, PT, DPT
Kellie graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida A & M University in 2019 and graduated with her Bachelor's of Science with a concentration in Pre-PT from Florida A & M University in 2015. Previously, she worked as a laboratory technician in the US Army and then did odd jobs while finishing her degree.
Kellie lives in Tallahassee with her dog Griz and her cat Mo. She enjoys riding horses, reading anything, and watching CBS Sunday Morning.
Amy Loper, PTA
Amy has been a practicing Physical Therapy Assistant since 2003. Amy knew she wanted to help people and work in the medical field. She was drawn to how the body moves, as well as sports-related injuries and was fascinated by the fact that exercise, stretching and mobilizations could restore range of motion and reduce pain. Her favorite part of physical therapy is finding what works best for each patient’s specific needs. In her words, “There is no cookie-cutter program – everyone is different. That’s what makes it fun and challenging. “
Amy is a life-long resident of Thomas County and enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters!
Tabatha Rewis, Office Manager
Tabatha joined Thrive in 2015 and brings experience in customer service and organization. She enjoys meeting and getting to know all of our patients before their meetings with the therapist. She knows the ins and outs of all the behind the scenes administration to make your care seamless and efficient.
Tabatha lives in Ochlocknee, where she and her husband pastor The Bridge Church of God. They have one son who is 15-going-on-30. The Rewis family enjoys playing and singing music together, as well as volunteering with different service organizations in the Thomas County area.
Gerry is the friendly staff member who will escort you to your treatment. She also works in our back office making sure that all of the behind the scenes items are completed. We are fortunate to have her experience. Gerry is also the voice on your call reminders.
Originally from Canada, Gerry has lived in Thomasville the past 20+ years with her husband where she likes to cook and stay busy.
Melissa joined Thrive in 2015 and provides administrative support across the organization. She is your first point of contact and works to efficiently schedule appointments that fit your lifestyle.
Melissa lives in Coolidge with her husband and five fur-babies. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and being outdoors, especially at the beach.