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 LMT
Fred is a licensed 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.
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.
Overall very pleased with the results of the rehab. All aspects exceeded my expectations although I had high doubts this would alleviate my pain.
it was good. everyone was very nice and helped me a lot with my ankles. thinks guys, I am feeling great!
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.
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.
i connected with the staff. i had fun and I am glad i dont have to get surgery.
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.
Very helpful! It gave me the ability to return to my sport as soon as possible.
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!
“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”
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.