Sterling Physical Therapy is owned by Travis Sterling PT,OCS, CSCS.

Travis is originally from the Pekin High School area and came to Pella to play football for Coach Schipper at Central College.  He came back to Pella after graduating from the University of Iowa Graduate Program in Physical Therapy.

He began to be drawn to orthopaedics as he gained experience and soon became passionate about orthopaedic physical therapy. In 2004 he became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and saw the need for a physical therapy clinic to specialize in orthopaedics. From the start, Travis designed Sterling Physical Therapy to specialize in orthopaedic and sports cases. His is the only local clinic to do so. Sterling Physical Therapy is also the only clinic in this area owned by a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist.

Sterling only hires those that are passionate about the care of orthopaedic and sports patients. All clinicians believe in the same philosophy of personal care and hands on treatment. So if you see Travis, Angie, Rob, Pat or Paula you will receive the same high quality orthopaedic physical therapy care.

Sterling is dedicated to personal care and proven results. If you are experiencing orthopaedic or sports-related pain, give us a call so we can get you back in the game.

Definition of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy–Deals with disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. This includes any injury involving muscle, bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and disorders related to these.

Definition of Sports Physical Therapy–Deals with orthopaedic injuries that are incurred during sports and the complex demands that that are involved with returning an athlete to sports.

Orthopaedic Clinical Specialists – only 2% of the PT’s nationwide have achieved this level of education (According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists).

  • Promotes the highest level of enhanced diagnostic skills
  • Specialty care for individuals seeking physical
  • We manage patients with complex conditions effectively.
  • We achieve the most effective clinical outcomes

(information taken ABPTS specialists brochure)