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.
I felt that the people and atmosphere were very supportive and helpful. I appreciated the patience and humor of the therapists. I would recommend Athlete Plus looking to get healthy.
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.
a nice place everyone is nice to you here. they care about you a lot they want you to get better.
Fantastic, I would recommend it to anyone and a nice friendly caring atmosphere. They will help you with what ever your needs are.
I’ve loved my experience here. The staff was MOST EXCELLENT. Buena and Rodney were mostly my helpers. Both were attentive, respectful, and professional. You have a staff that you should certainly be proud of. Thank you for helping me. I appreciate everything you’ve done to help get me back to my Life.
Excellent. I’ve been to three other physical therapy facilities over the years, this is by far the best in terms of the specialized equipment and level of custom and personal care. The results I’ve had have far surpassed what I achieved at the other physical therapy facilities. I would highly recommend to anyone! All of you have been wonderful, and I am grateful for the improvement I’ve shown! Office experience has improved dramatically since Alicia joined AtheletePlus. Give everyone bonuses! 🙂
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.
I almost didn’t come back after the first week of therapy because the pain was so bad but I’m so glad I did. My experience was so good with all of the therapy assistants. I felt they were very caring.
Very helpful, they gradually increased my exercises to accomplish my goal of having no pain and greater strength. It was a much better experience than I anticipated, this was my first experience with physical therapy.
it was good. everyone was very nice and helped me a lot with my ankles. thinks guys, I am feeling great!