He Thought His Skiing Days Were Over

June 20, 2019
He thought his skiing days were over

But after physical therapy, the powder beckons once again

Don Roberts, 65, an avid skier, was enjoying the slopes with friends at a ski resort when he sustained serious injuries to both legs in a fall. Following emergency care and several surgeries, he returned home to begin outpatient physical rehabilitation.

When Roberts was ready for outpatient rehab, he wanted to stay close to home. “I heard great things about the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center in Reno, so I went there,” he says. He met with Heidi Streeter, PT, DPT, ASTM, and was impressed from the start. “My assessment with Heidi was incredibly thorough. She asked a lot of questions to get an overall picture of my injuries, my personality and my goals,” says Roberts. “Each session, she checked where I was psychologically and physically before we even started. She took the time to explain everything to me and even used pictures to show me what to do.”

Getting back to 100 percent

Streeter explains the physical therapist works one-on-one with each patient. “Mr. Roberts and I had three one-hour sessions per week, and he was determined to get back to 100 percent," says Streeter. “He had a long road ahead of him when he first started, but he has made great progress.”

Roberts says he is ready for next ski season and can’t wait to get back on his skis. “Heidi was just incredible at keeping me in check so I could achieve my goals. I kept seeing improvements, and when I struggled, she was right there to motivate me. She is a real rock star, and I am so grateful for her guidance in my recovery! I highly recommend her and this facility for anyone who needs physical therapy.”

Schedule an Appointment

The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center is located at 1091 Steamboat Parkway, Suite 240, Reno, NV 89521. To make an appointment, call 775-386-2244.

You can also visit us at our other location at 2385 E. Prater Way, Suite 301, Sparks, NV 89434. Call 775-356-4960 for an appointment.

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