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
"My name is Irvin Markham. I am a member of A2 Physical Therapy and Fitness. I have been a member of several gyms but never had a personal trainer. With no schedule or workout plan, I would always eventually quit. My wife suggested to go see her personal trainer Kristi Cruz. What a difference the experience has made in helping me get the most out of my workouts. Kristi has not only helped me get 71 year old body back in shape physically, but mentally as well. She has put me on a set schedule and encourages me to do all the things I need to do to stay healthy. I cannot thank Kristi and the entire staff at A2 for all of the support they have shown me."
"I am impressed with the personnel that worked with me during this process for my back. Danny, Shelby, & Jackie are very knowledgeable, and available for all of the questions I brought up. I appreciated the constant evaluation of my progress during the six week process. I truly enjoyed their company as well. It isn't like going to a normal doctor's office. It was a very personal experience. Best yest is that the therapy worked very well. I am very pleased with the results. My pain is almost non-existent. Thank you very much."
"I had a lot of fear after surgery, afraid that I would not regain mobility and strength. I feel that A2 helped me achieve a higher plateau of health, motion, and strength than I would’ve achieved elsewhere. Also, A2 has taught me the exercises to go even further, to strengthen and mobilize my shoulder. I fully trust A2 and will recommend them to all my friends, family, and coworkers. They have all treated both me and my wife with a gentle kindness that is rare today and have made us feel welcome in their care. Very professional, but with a sense of caring; that is how I would describe A2. I will miss them all and am very grateful to have been in their hands."