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
May 23, 2019 | New Team Member Monya Maleki Brings Ballet to the Football Field
On May 21, 2019, Tom Morlan, wrote an article called "Keeping the Bearcats on Their Toes" about the newest addition to the A2 family, Monya Maleki. "The groundbreaking research of Monya Maleki ’19 brings the... ...Read More
May 3, 2019 | Catching More Zzz’s
Getting Good Sleep is Vital to Your Health By South Sound magazine staff We all know how much better we feel after a solid night’s sleep. Yet, instead of thinking about sleep as a... ...Read More
April 10, 2019 | Technology to Help You Get Fitter, Heal Faster, and Learn to Relax
A2 Physical Therapy is the first and only in the state of Washington to offer NEUBIE If you’re recovering from an injury or looking to elevate the results of your workouts and a... ...Read More
March 29, 2019 | Spartan Race Final
Owner and lead therapist Alika Antone and the A2 PT staff challenge their patients every day to put in hard work. They push patients to overcome obstacles that can sometimes seem insurmountable. So... ...Read More
February 27, 2019 | Nutrition and Exercise
Tailored nutritional, post workout “recovery” smoothies can give you the nutrients and fluids lost during your workout. This can help to rid the body of inflammatory causing free radicals, as well as... ...Read More
February 27, 2019 | Nutrition and Massage
Nutrition is a key element to whole body wellness and sets the tone for your health and wellbeing. Poor nutrition will wreak havoc on internal organs and the body as a whole.... ...Read More
"I never thought I’d love PT, but now I do! I’m so appreciative that my first Pt experience has been with the most attentive and patient people possible. I’m thrilled the progress I’ve made and feel confident in my ability to continue improving at home. A huge thanks to the entire A2 team for being so welcoming and understanding. I truly can’t offer any recommendations, as you guys have a great thing going. (except for maybe more fruit infused water. Thanks again!"
− K. Paulson
"Last Sunday I played full court basketball for the first time in 15 years. I will qualify the contest by saying it happened on a court just out of the back door of an elder care center. The teams consisted of a 7 year old, an d8 year old, a young woman in flip-flops (I played in sandals), a woman who proudly stated she was 55 years old (I retorted with my age of 65), and a couple of other young guys that really played well. I ran the court, I played defense, blocked shots, made shots (missed a lot), got lots of rebounds, and talked a lot of smack while playing with a group of people a lot younger than me. I even made a behind the back-twisting fall-away shot, then fell and tumbled on the court. I jumped up and continued to play, and we played for about 45 minutes.
I attribute my ability to play this game that I love so much again to the excellent training receive from Kristy who is a trainer at A2 Physical Therapy. I have worked out and trained since I was very young. I played high school basketball, baseball, and I ran track. I spent 20 years in the Army with all the training requirements associated with that occupation. I played on community and city leagues, and I have trained with weights for many years. The training program Kristy has devised for me at A2 is rigorous, thorough, diverse, fun, challenging, and focused. She prepares workout plans that are age and fitness level appropriate. My work out now is so much different then it was when I first started. She both trains me individually and as a couple. I run, jump, stretch, lift, balance, squat, push, pull, and every other movement you can imagine. I look forward to going to my workout every time. Kristy is completely in charge of every workout. I am retired, and my training at A2 allows me to fill the need to accomplish something positive every day I work out. I am doing physical activity with ease that I would not have thought I would be able be able to accomplish at the age of 65 such as hiking on Mt Rainer and running 4 days per week. Kristy and A2 have really changed my life…"
"Kristi gives me a great positive feeling; to feel good bout myself. I have never been able to keep up on a food journal- now its easy. My personal goals are to have a decreased pulse rate, be fit, and take care of my heart. I come in on Wednedays at 5 am. Sometimes its hard to ge tout of bed, but I know I am working with someone (Kristi) who I am accountable too. Kristi is always so pleasant and never makes me feel ashamed of myself. A2 is a great place, each person is so positive. You learn to feel better by getting your mind to feel better first…. Think positive! I love this place, I will recommend each personto A2 either for PT or personal training. You guys are #1!"