March 8, 2021 | When Should Kids Start Strength Training?
By Alika Antone As the father of four young kids, a physical therapist, and a gym owner, our children get regular gym time. And strength training is part of that. I am often asked... ...Read More
February 6, 2020 | The Popular New “Prescription” is Exercise!
By Carrie McKewan, A2 Physical Therapy’s personal fitness trainer We know physical activity goes hand in hand with good health. Studies show people generally live longer and healthier lives when they are active.... ...Read More
January 14, 2020 | Happy 2020! Let Us Help You Conquer Your Goals
By Carrie McKewan Personal Fitness Trainer -- A2 Physical Therapy The holiday season can be a chaotic time, but I hope you were able to find moments of calm. Whether that was a hike... ...Read More
December 31, 2019 | Achieving Health and Happiness
Five Tips to Slay Your 2020 Goals Did you improve your level of health and happiness in 2019? What are your goals in 2020? Here are some tips to help you find your... ...Read More
December 18, 2019 | Approach the Holidays with a Healthy Mindset
By Carrie McKewan, A2 Personal Fitness Trainer It doesn’t matter how committed you are to your diet or exercise plan; the holidays are going to interrupt your daily routine. From holiday parties, to... ...Read More
September 10, 2019 | A2 Partners with Grit City Wellness
“Concierge” Style Approach Makes Care More Accessible A2 Physical Therapy in Tacoma is partnering with Grit City Wellness to offer physical therapy services, and even more access to care in Tacoma. Grit City Wellness... ...Read More
August 23, 2019 | Congratulations Amanda Shagren
Amanda Shagren was discharged last week and we couldn't be more proud of all her hard work. We will miss her presence at A2. Here is what she had to say about... ...Read More
June 24, 2019 | Try Physical Therapy Before Having Surgery
There are a lot of reasons to consider physical therapy before electing to undergo surgery. One big plus is that it can help you prepare for the surgery (often called prehabbing) and... ...Read More
June 14, 2019 | Injury Prevention is Worthwhile Work
When the sun finally breaks through the dark gray skies around the Pacific Northwest, it seems like everyone is drawn outdoors. Perhaps the sun calls you to tackle that yardwork you ignored... ...Read More
"The therapy did exactly as I had hoped, it helped alleviate my shoulder pain, and stopped the numbness from creeping down my arm to my hand. The exercises I was shown had the added benefit of helping keep my neck and traps loose and not so tense all the time. A great experience that I would recommend to anyone needing physical therapy."
− C. Wesley
"Dan was great to work with, as was the whole staff at A2 PT. I have been through PT on my shoulders twice before with different places and by far this has been my best experience. As a fit person, who wanted to remain active during my recovery- I felt like my PT program covered that. Dan knew what my preferred activities were and tailored my treatment to be able to do those things. The treatment plan was more like a workout and I loved it. I felt like each week I was getting stronger. I also appreciated that I was asked for constant feedback about how I was feeling/doing. If I ever need PT again (fingers crossed I don’t) I’ll be back!"
"I came to A2 PT to assist in my recovery of a torn Achilles tendon. Not fully knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised. Using a combination of PT (for strengthening and stretching) and massage (for scare tissue Break up) I feel my recovery has been accelerated. The whole crew Alika, Kristi, and Sophia are very kind, spirited, and passionate about their jobs! On a personal note, the word massage should be removed from the phrase deep tissue massage. It is very misleading-but it does work!
Keep up the great work gang!!"