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.
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 connected with the staff. i had fun and I am glad i dont have to get surgery.
I feel that I have gotten stronger and I have learned what me weak areas are. I also think that I have learned some things that I need to avoid.
Fantastic, I would recommend it to anyone and a nice friendly caring atmosphere. They will help you with what ever your needs are.
Exceptional will be my word. First thing that comes in my mind.
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.
Great. Open late so I didn’t have to work a lot of work. Physical Therapist were easy to work with and very friendly.
Professional staff who are concerned about their patients. Also best program ever.
“I appreciated the professional and knowledgeable way in which the injury treatment was handled. I would not hesitate to offer this resource to others with similar needs regarding treatment for athletic injuries.” Triathlete and former cross country coach treated for low back pain and hamstring strain
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.