Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy

A Myofascial Release & Wellness Center Serving Lewis Center & The Greater Columbus Area Since 1990

Columbus Ohio Physical Therapy & Wellness Center

Physical therapy that ensures a solid, balanced, foundation.

A model skeleton named Albert Spinestein standing next to the dumbbell rack inside of Athletic Advantage's physical therapy gym

What Makes Us Different?

Our personal care and attention to every single patient separates us from other physical therapy centers. Combined with this approach, our expertise in Myofascial release makes us one of the best neck pain and back pain relief centers in Columbus.

No practice is complete without its staff. Our entire team is expertly trained and committed to providing the best experience possible. Whenever you visit Athletic Advantage, you can have full confidence that you are receiving the best physical therapy care in the Lewis Center area. Mark Read, our lead Physical Therapist and founder, is able to provide unique solutions to any challenges you may be facing through his vast experience and certification as an Expert Myofascial Release Practitioner.

On top of our incredible team, we are proud to say that we operate in a brand new, state of the art facility. Opened in 2021, our new office allows us to offer the highest level of physical therapy treatment all while giving you the comfort you deserve.

No matter what kind of help you need, we are ready to assist. Contact us today and learn how we can get you back on the path of wellness and doing what you love.

The Road to recovery

Join us and read about the journey we’ll take together, a path that will recapture the vitality lost when a traumatic injury occurs. This is a journey like no other you may have traveled. Medical professionals will provide a label to your pain or condition and describe what damage has occurred. The true recovery, however, will depend on many other factors such as muscle tissue and skeletal structure that may be unrelated to the injury. Continue reading to learn about each step in our treatment process.

Step One
First we'll introduce the fascial system and the influence this tissue has on posture, movement, strength, flexibility and painful symptoms. The first leg of our treatment triad is education - understanding how the body and musculoskeletal system functions.
Step Two
Rehabilitation is the second leg of our triad. We will work together as a team releasing fascial restrictions, changing posture and alignment that contribute to pain and tightness. Alignment when unbalanced robs us of our flexibility, strength and movement.
Step Three
Prevention is the third leg of our triad. It represents the action taken to minimize the risk of future injuries by positive methods that influence our lifestyle and activities. Our prevention of injury is not only based on the exercises we do, but how we respond to fascial restrictions limiting our mobility.
Start Your Journey Today
Balancing the skeletal posture with muscle energy techniques integrated with myofascial release is the ground work that ensures a solid and balanced foundation. If you experience low back pain in Columbus, Ohio, Lewis Center, or the surrounding area, schedule an appointment for physical therapy in Lewis Center with Athletic Advantage today.
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Our experienced staff will get you long lasting results.

Portrait of Mark Read of Athletic Advantage, head physical therapist

Mark Read

Physical Therapist
Portrait of Bethany Everson from Athletic Advantage

Bethany Everson

Physical Therapist
Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy's newest LPT, Fauzia Asad; headshot.

Fauzia Asad

Physical Therapist
Portrait of Shannon Quick from Athletic Advantage, practice manager

Shannon Quick

Practice Manager

Areas Of Treatment

If you’re looking for help with any of the following situations, please contact us for physical therapy in Lewis Center so we can help treat
the causes, and not just the symptoms.

  • Muscle pain
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Bulging disc
  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Chronic pain
  • Hip pain
  • Hip replacements
  • Preventing hip replacements
  • Arthritis – knee arthritis/hip arthritis/shoulder arthritis
  • Foot pain
  • Shoulder pain

  • Preventing shoulder replacements
  • Knee pain
  • Torn meniscus
  • Knee replacements
  • Preventing knee replacements
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Posture

  • Myofascial release
  • Tight muscles
  • Stiff muscles
  • Inflexibility
  • Increasing range of motion
  • Balance
  • Prevent falls
  • Sprained ankle


Our strategies for a quick, lasting recovery.

A foot is held above an orthotic insert


Foot biomechanics are a crucial part of monitoring and adjusting the structural symmetry of your legs & body. It is also important to work on foot mechanics to prevent and treat painful conditions such as Planar Faciitis that affect the feet.
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Bethany Everson performs physical therapy on lower back of patient


A “hands-on” approach that separates Athletic Advantage from other clinics. Here we focus on manual therapy techniques to improve your mobility to promote relaxation, decrease pain, improve flexibility, strengthen tissue, and improve movement patterns.
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Mark Read perfoms myofascial release therapy on patient's leg


Myofascial Release is the therapeutic treatment of the non-elastic tissue that three-dimensionally surrounds and integrates all tissues of the body.
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Exercise equipment in unoccupied gym: including treadmill and weights


Are you wondering, “Where can I find physical therapy for athletes near me?” You’ve come to the right place! We will help you restore flexibility and mobility, then focus on strengthening muscles to get you feeling better than you ever have.
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Man stands at standing desk, looking at computer monitor


With the increased time being spent on computers, cell phones and at desks, this treatment’s focus is to identify and correct any postural problems present.
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A patient using a walking assistance device is helped by doctor


Occasionally treatment will include a protocol provided by your surgeon. We follow that protocol and ensure to assess all imbalances that could have contributed to the cause of your surgery.
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