“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
"My experience was great. Pain in my lower right quadrant of my back is virtually gone. This has improved my quality of life tremendously. Everyone I had contact with was very courteous and helpful. Special thanks to Alika and Danny for helping me learn exercises that have helped my back. Thank you."
"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…"
"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."