D. Chris Cothern PT
Chris has bachelor’s degrees in Health Sciences and Microbiology with a minor in Psychology, a master’s degree in physical therapy, 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. Chris was a member of the Arkansas Governor’s Council on Fitness and also the past Arkansas state director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Chris is currently pursuing a master’s in High Performance from Australian Catholic University. Chris and his wife Katherine have three kids: Evan, Elliott, and Adeline.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Vicky Arnold PTA
Born in Alma, Vicky began as a physical therapy aide in a Fort Smith outpatient clinic before becoming a physical therapy assistant. With over 23 years experience, Vicky is a personable communicator with a proven track record in all areas of rehab including therapeutic exercise, balance/fall risk, manual therapy/myofascial release, kinesiotaping and more.
Business Office/Physical Therapy Aide
Terri assists with the front office to schedule patients and assists the therapists to ensure a great experience at AthletePlus. Terri is the mother of Sarah Elkins who is a senior college basketball player at UAFS, a former state champion at Greenwood, and currently works as an aide in the summer at AthletePlus. Sarah is graduating with a degree in biology and pursuing PA school.
Jackie Gates LMT
While learning the practice Jackie came to the realization that stress management was essential to her work and also her own life: “My goals for my clients are Illuminating pain and increasing relaxation.” Jackie offers Swedish Massage along with an add-on of Hot Stones.
Very good experience with AthletePlus Everyone was great and would rate 10/10
Excellent therapist with great skills and very knowledgeable in the field. I would highly recommend him for therapy to patients of any age. I am now playing golf again without back pain.
My experience here was amazing! I had great service and a speedy recovery thanks to AthletePlus!
Professional staff who are concerned about their patients. Also best program ever.
Very professional, kind people who answered each question I had throughout the program. The program was challenging, yet possible for someone with my injuries to complete. The E-Stim sessions seemed to help, also. I completed the exercises I was directed to do at home each day to strengthen my back.
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.
i have improveed a lot. All the exercises ans therapy did a lot of good. Every one here were so helpful and explained everything very well. Rate it 10/10.
My experience at AthletePlus, was the best. They helped me be more flexible and a strengthening my hip.
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!!!!
Fantastic, I would recommend it to anyone and a nice friendly caring atmosphere. They will help you with what ever your needs are.