Dr. D. Chris Cothern PT, CES, PES
Chris has bachelor’s degrees in Health Sciences and Microbiology with a minor in Psychology, a Masters degree in physical therapy, and and a Doctorate degree in physical therapy. Chris has been helping people return to their life with pain in knees, shoulders, backs/necks, ankles and more since 1999. During that time, Chris has treated and trained athletes from major college, NBA, NFL, and the Olympics. Chris is a certified Performance Enhancement Coach and certified Corrective Exercise Specialist with NASM along with Functional Movement Screen and Selective Functional Movement Assessment certified. A member of the Arkansas Governors’s Council on Fitness, Chris is also the past Arkansas state director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Chris has extensive experience treating people of all ages, but also years of training in the treatment of back and neck pain. Chris and his wife Katherine have three kids: Evan is 11, Elliott is 5, and one year old Adeline.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Rodney Pinos PTA
Rodney joined AthletePlus in September 2010 as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Speed Training Coach. He is a 2010 graduate of Northwest Arkansas Community College physical therapy assistant program. Rodney is fluent in Spanish and English and is First Responder certified. He has been a volunteer for the Community Clinic of Springdale assisting the therapist and translating for Spanish speaking patients.
Fred Ridgeway LMT
Fred is a licensed massage therapist, fitness instructor, and personal trainer who retired from Wal Mart after a 24 year career where he was responsible for training and development for all US stores. Fred currently provides sports massage for the Razorback basketball team for muscle recovery to improve performance along with staff and students at the University of Arkansas. He has had over 500 hours of massages along with over 100 hours of continuing education including Soft Tissue injury with Eric Dalton, AIS with Aaron Mattes, and Cranio-sacral and Myofascial Release with John Barnes. Fred is also a fitness instructor for indoor cycling, kickboxing, water pliates, water arthritis, aqua stretch, hi-yo fitness, golf fitness, and water aerobics. Fred holds certifications from Fitour, National Arthritis Association, Red Cross, American Heart Association, Golf Fitness Association, Silver Sneakers, Exercise Elements, National Kickboxing Association, AFSA and AquaStretch Exercise Elements, IndoRow, and AEA-CEC.
Sindi De La Torre
Speed Trainer and Personal Trainer
Former University of Arkansas standout and NFL player who performs speed training and personal training for ages 6 and up.
My experience was very good and my physiotherapist was very informative. I am happy to come back here again after my knee surgery.
great experience! Met some new friends and i got to learn so much from just watching you guys work. i’m a visual learner so yeah. i have helped some other people with knee injuries because i learned so much. maybe thats why i kept asking so many questions RODNEY!!!!
I feel 100% better than when I arrived. Great Staff , Good program , Thanks for getting me back on track.
It was really good, they help me recover faster then I thought. Definite 10/10. * Update: This patient recently set a school record in 400 m in track in 2016
Very enjoyable. Instruction was concise and focus on my injury was expertly addressed. Chris let me describe in detail my injury and built a program specific to treating my issue.
Extremely helpful in helping my recovery from my injury. They were able to provide a program that helped me progress as smooth and quick as possible.
I started my physical therapy in a significant amount of pain. After a couple weeks I stopped taking pain medicine because I was experiencing so much relief from pain. The staff was so helpful and knowledgeable. Every visit was a positive experience.
It was a good experience and it really help me during the exercises. I was treated and helpful and I will come back.
My experience at AthletePlus was very helpful in relieving my pain by increasing my strength and range of motion. Prior to receiving treatment, because of the pain, I was unable to sleep through the night. Now, I am able to resume normal sleep habits along with all other daily activities.
Great experience. Always felt motivated to work my hardest and knew that the therapists were truly caring about my recovery.