Specializing in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Welcome to Sterling Physical Therapy!

We are here to help you overcome problems related to your joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. For many of our patients, we are the first medical professional they seek out when they are in pain. We also see patients referred to us from family physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, dentists, athletic trainers and chiropractors.

Our patients range in age from young children, middle and high school students, college athletes and young adults, to parents and grandparents. At some point in our lives, we will all need help with an orthopaedic problem.

What makes Sterling different than other physical therapists?

The practitioners at Sterling are orthopaedic clinical specialists (OCS) which is the highest qualification a physical therapist can attain. Orthopaedic clinical specialists have enhanced diagnostic skills and can provide specialty care for their patients, achieving the most effective outcome for the patient with complex conditions. Being an orthopaedic clinical specialist means the staff at Sterling have advanced knowledge and skills when treating orthopaedic issues.

We care for the whole person

Nutrition

We provide innovative nutritional, weight-management and sports performance products to help you perform your best.

Injury

We focus on orthopaedic, workers compensation and sports related injuries for all ages, kids to grandparents.

Sterling Success Stories

"When our daughter was injured and required a total ACL reconstruction, we knew we wanted to work with Sterling Physical Therapy for her recovery."

Jay McKinstry

"I went to see Travis for some shoulder pain I was having. He started me out with some easy exercises and explained what I had going on very well. Every week he challenged me to do a little more and within a month I was good to go!"

Jon DeKruif

Here are the FACTS:

If your physician suggests physical therapy, you have the right to choose Sterling Physical Therapy.*

Insurance will pay for physical therapy; if you have specific questions about your plan, Sterling will help you find the answer.

You do not need to see a physician prior to being treated at Sterling.*

Sterling accepts most insurance plans.

*Sterling will consult with your physician as appropriate.
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Preview of #AllThingsTriathlon2020:
Date: Saturday 1.11.2020 from 10-12
Place: Sterling Physical Therapy

Featured speakers will include Adam Thompson - who is a Triathlon/Biking expert as well as a Professionally Trained Specialized Bike Fitter at Rasmussen Bike Shop/ Eric's in DSM.

We will also be featuring Susan Lyons, a triathlon competitor who will be speaking about Launching Arrows & #TeamKeegs. She is working on a project to provide equipment for special needs children to be able to compete in these events with their parents.

Lastly Travis Sterling PT,OCS,CSCS will be talking about Tri - injury prevention and treatment if an injury occurs.

This is perfect timing with the recent announcement of DSM being named as an official IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines location next summer. Stay tuned for an official FB event that you can sign up for.
#Community
#ILove2Tri
#TeamKeegs
#Inclusion
#PhysicalTherapy
#CallSterling1st
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Preview of #AllThingsTriathlon2020:
Date: Saturday 1.11.2020 from 10-12
Place: Sterling Physical Therapy

Featured speakers will include Adam Thompson - who is a Triathlon/Biking expert as well as a Professionally Trained Specialized Bike Fitter at Rasmussen Bike Shop/ Erics in DSM.

We will also be featuring Susan Lyons, a triathlon competitor who will be speaking about Launching Arrows & #TeamKeegs. She is working on a project to provide equipment for special needs children to be able to compete in these events with their parents. 

Lastly Travis Sterling PT,OCS,CSCS will be talking about Tri - injury prevention and treatment if an injury occurs.

This is perfect timing with the recent announcement of DSM being named as an official IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines location next summer. Stay tuned for an official FB event that you can sign up for.
#Community
#ILove2Tri
#TeamKeegs
#Inclusion
#PhysicalTherapy
#CallSterling1stImage attachment