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 MMT
Fred is a Master Massage Therapist, fitness instructor, and personal trainer who provides customized therapeutic massage through sports massage & AIS stretch therapy. He 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. Fred is trained in Soft Tissue injury with Eric Dalton, AIS with Aaron Mattes,Cranio-sacral and Myofascial Release with John Barnes. He is also currently training in MAT, Muscle Activation Techniques from Greg Roskopf in Denver Colorado. Fred also provides K Taping for Injury, Endurance, Injury and Performance.
Summer Ranalli Carter
Summer is a local Tontitown native and is proud to be a part of her family’s local businesses and farms. She is actively involved in her community and in learning and passing down her Italian heritage. As well, she is in the Ambassador Program through the Springdale Chamber of Commerce. Her husband Preston serves as a Tech Sargent in the US Air Force. Together they have four children; Breanna, Dustin, Kenli, Alli and their fur-child, Macy. She and her family love spending time together and with close friends. They also love being outdoors, on the water, camping and traveling as much as possible. Summers upbeat, outgoing, go-get-em characteristics are quickly showing to be a positive addition to our AthletePlus clinic and we are blessed to have her working here.
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.
“Thank you Chris and the AthletePlus team for all your help in getting my knee back to “normal”. I can use it again with ease and no pain”
I was a good experience at learning new abilities. It made me a lot stronger and I fell like it made a better athlete. In basketball a lot. I thought I was a lot of help for me.
Very good experience with AthletePlus Everyone was great and would rate 10/10
Fantastic, I would recommend it to anyone and a nice friendly caring atmosphere. They will help you with what ever your needs are.
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.
The past couple of months I had been feeling a lot of pain in my rib area. When I started coming here, my pain almost went away with only two sessions. My experience here has been wonderful! The people working here are so nice and I cannot thank y’all enough.
I am very pleased with my treatment here. Chris, Chad and Buena were very professional and knowledgeable about my injuries and were able to guide me through a process to help my recovery once I have surgery.
Very professional and kind people who answered each question I had throughout the Low Back Program
Overall very pleased with the results of the rehab. All aspects exceeded my expectations although I had high doubts this would alleviate my pain.
Excellent…no problems….they worked with me on scheduling which was very important to me