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 is an exciting new fitness, yoga, and recovery studio that is opening this fall at Point Ruston, and will offer a variety of services, including infrared saunas, cryotherapy, workout classes galore, and you guessed it, top-tier physical therapy services. 

A2’s owner, Dr. Alika Antone, will be offering “concierge”-style services at Grit City Wellness (but don’t worry, it will continue to be business as usual at A2). Clients at Grit City will pay for services directly — not through their insurance.

“This is an exceptional solution for people who are seeking care with rehabilitation, fitness, and sports performance,” Antone said. “People with large deductibles and copays will find a lot of value in the concierge physical therapy model. This also works out well for those with an HSA/FSA program.” This fresh model of care will eliminate long waits for appointments and drawn-out insurance authorizations.  This type of subscription-based medical model will also allow for Pre-surgery services, General Physical Maintenance, Injury Prevention, and regular Wellness checks.This model is especially appealing for patients who enjoy on-demand care—as well as those who have become frustrated by insurance-based limitations or have conditions that frequently require new prescriptions to address new body parts. For those with high-deductible insurance plans or plans with very little PT coverage, concierge services can sometimes wind up costing the same or—in a handful of cases—even less than going through insurance. 

As Grit City’s Premier PT Provider, Dr. Antone will bring his neurological approach to physical therapy to help people perform better and heal faster. Some of the cutting-edge technology Antone will offer will include Neufit Technology — including the NEUBIE  — a device that can enhance muscle activation, trim workout times, and maybe even help a sprained ankle heal faster through neuromuscular re-education. Antone was the first to bring the fascinating and effective technology to the state and A2, and now it will be available at Grit City. He also will offer other proven approaches to help people reach their goals, including IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), and the Kinesio Taping Method (to help support and heal), regular physical exams to help people reduce injury risk and improve fitness, all supported by online training via the A2 Physical Therapy app, and more.  

Grit City is taking evaluation appointments with Dr. Antone now. Learn more at gritcitywellness.com and ask how you can get 75 percent off your initial 60-minute consultation

"Dear Alika- I want to tell you how great A2 has been in helping me to succeed in getting better after my stroke. Your staff is not only knowledgeable but funny at the same time. They don’t make physical therapy seem tough; but they make it fun by teaching us the right way to stand, asking us how we are and encouraging us to reach our goals. My goal has always been to get back to “normal.” I appreciate all of your staff immensely. They are all great. You always have my recommendation for where to go for P.T."

− Crestina

"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."

− Irvin

"Physically and mentally as healthy as I can be is my goal. My father lived to 93 and fairly healthy physically and mentally. My mother is 96 years old and is failing mentally and physically. I have watched the good and bad of aging. My chances of longevity is good but I want to be mentally and physically as healthy as I can be. Not until I started working out with Kristi Cruz at A2 did I know how to prepare myself for my road ahead. Kristi has given me the tools and information for me to understand what I need. She has led me by my hands and feet to improve me physically and talked and explained to help me understand the process. Working out with Kristi two or three times per week is a priority and my recipe for good mental and physical health. My name is Geri Markham and I am 71 years old. I feel as fit as I could be at my age. I have to give all the credit to Kristi Cruz at A2 for walking with me through the process. I would recommend Kristi totally if you are interested in learning to be physically and mentally healthy as you move on in life. Life is good thanks to A2 and Kristi Cruz."

− Geri