Dr. D. Chris Cothern PT, CES, PES
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.
Fred Ridgeway MMT – Massage Therapist
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.
Amy Bedwell – Massage Therapist
A mom of three active kids and also quite active herself, Amy enjoys running, going to the gym and playing softball.
“I know how important it is to take care of our bodies so that we can keep doing the things we love. I take that into every massage that I perform. I strive to meet each of my client’s individual needs in the massage room. So that they can be best prepared to meet their goals in their lives. Whether that be an hour of relaxation after a tough week. Or, helping them to prepare for an upcoming sporting/athletic event.”
Specializing in: Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, PNF Stretching, Swedish Massage and 2 Hr Massage
Amber Conner – Business Manager
Amber joined AthletePlus in 2018 and ensures the daily operations run smoothly. She maintains accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly billing, scheduling, and insurance while making sure our patients have the best experience possible. Amber attended the University of Arkansas and received a bachelor’s in Social Work. Amber is from Northwest Arkansas and is an active member of Agape Ministry assisting with the youth. She also enjoys spending time with her daughter and spending time outdoors as much as possible.
Colleen Edwards – Personal Trainer & Pilates Instructor
Colleen has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Florida St. University and has worked in fitness and corporate wellness for over 20 years. She is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor with certificates in the following: NASM Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, AEA Aerobics, TRX Suspension Training, and Powerhouse Pilates. Colleen and her husband Rick relocated to Arkansas in 2018 from Chicago, Illinois. They have two children: 24-year-old Madie who lives in Dublin, Ireland and competes in CrossFit and Mav, an 18-year-old freshman studying engineering at Kansas University.
Overall very pleased with the results of the rehab. All aspects exceeded my expectations although I had high doubts this would alleviate my pain.
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.
Fantastic. I came in with back pain and what I would have thought was major back instability. I think my results have been more than I could have ever imagined. My back pain is usually a zero now and I am not afraid to get back to the things that I want to do. The staff is great. Every person gives you what you need, they can all answer any questions you may have. Would it be weird to say I am going to miss this place!
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
My experience at AthletePlus, was the best. They helped me be more flexible and a strengthening my hip.
Professional staff who are concerned about their patients. Also best program ever.
It was a good experience and it really help me during the exercises. I was treated and helpful and I will come back.
Excellent…no problems….they worked with me on scheduling which was very important to me
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.
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.