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 during all those rainy months that now need serious attention. Or maybe it wakes you up early to finally go on long hikes, kayak, play beach volleyball, bike, or run outside again. 

Yes, around here better weather means more physical activity. However, unlike the weather, if you spring into action too soon you are bound to get hurt. And if that happens, you will wind up having less fun in the sun (and it’s so fleeting!).

That’s where the professionals at A2 Physical Therapy can help. Think of them as your personal “movement consultants.” They will talk to you about your fitness/fun goals and evaluate your readiness so they can create a custom plan to help you avoid injury.

You can be fitter, stronger, and more flexible than last year. From nutrition and exercise plans to cutting-edge technology and even tips for better sleep, A2 offers a well-rounded approach for everyone to up their game, from serious athletes to weekend warriors.

And if you do happen to overdo it while yanking on that lawn mower cord or get hurt while playing a mean game of soccer, A2 will be there to help you overcome injuries, too.  And hopefully get back to the fun in the sun as soon as possible.

"Working with Kristi has been an amazing and rewarding experience. I started with the goal to lose weight and gain strength and after a few months she has helped me to understand what it means to live a healthy and well-rounded life. She not only provides motivation in the gym, but she is a great support system emotionally. She knows her stuff when it relates to exercises and the body. I appreciate how she brings variety to our workouts while also keeping us safe. If I could I would workout with Kristi multiple times per week."

− Sammy

"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."

− Mike

"I began treatment with Alika after a back injury at work. I had already been out of work 3 weeks. Alika had an immediate impact on my back health and posture, providing more relief than I had felt with chiropractic/massage. Over the following month Alika used a unique spinal technique alongside other treatments and strengthening methods to improve my condition and get me back to work. I’ve been to several other clinics in my time as a competitive athlete and Alikas therapy coupled with his attentiveness to patients problems and injuries is second to none. Would highly recommend Alika and A2 PT to anyone with back issues or P.T. needs"

− Micah