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
"Before I started coming to A2 I was always tired and could barely pick up or carry my grandchildren a ½ block. After the first 6 weeks of working with Kristi I got a big surprise when I took my grandchildren to a festival and carried the youngest 4 blocks before she woke up enough to walk. I then picked her up and put her on my shoulders so she could see better without effort. I was amazed at how much strength I had gained in a short time. I continue to see improvement in my strength and I’m no longer tired all the time."
"My wife was trying to get me to go to A2 after she was enjoying the classes. I am busy and wanted to go but always had an excuse. Well one she pre-paid for me to go. Time for me to face my fears about why I hadn’t been going because now I am going. First, I was in ok shape active just not work out shape plus what if I couldn’t beat my wife or the other women in class? What if I passed out?
As Saturday approached my fears rose and my brain searched for an excuse. Yet when I arrived at the class what I found was nothing like I was fearing, quite the opposite. Everyone is focused on their own pace. While being motivating Kristi is not forceful but positive and supportive, coaching each person at their ability.
It has not been a month of one day a week, my body has reacted by toning up, my six pack is back. My wife was mad and happy at the same time. I have been seeing a chiropractor for maintenance and recently my body is firming up and I do not feel the aches and pains of getting older. Was I sore after the first workout? Yes for a few days I was sore, but each week the soreness would decrease. After a month I am not sore but stiff the next day, feeling stronger each workout.
Thank you, A2 Physical Therapy and Kristi, for the good music and for pushing us without pressuring us."
"I loved it here! Everyone was so kind and welcoming and it is a very comfortable space to be in. That made it 100X easier to work on things, and ask plenty of questions. I seriously can’t think of anything to improve upon! Everything worked and helped me feel better, and is so exciting! Because of this, I can do more, and spend less time hurting."