Read what some of our patients have to say about us...


Recovering from a car accident...

"January 13, 2009 I was in a car accident. As a result of the accident I had a burst fracture of the T-12 vertebra. Instantly I knew I was paralyzed. I was sent to the hospital and they confirmed what I thought. My family was told at the time that I would probably never walk again. I was flown to a hospital in Peoria as Rock Island was not equipped to do the surgery I needed.

In Peoria they fused the vertebra in my back from T-10 to L-2 and secured them with 8 screws and 2 rods (which in our language is they stuck together 5 bones to make them one).

I started at River Rehab in February. From the beginning I was treated like family. I was evaluated to see how far I had come and we started therapy from there. The folks there were encouraging and knew what you needed at the time it was needed. They had me up and on my feet the first week I started. I didn't move but 1 or 2 steps and it took three people to get me up and two people to make sure I stayed up, but hey, I was up and I was walking. I have been walking ever since. Now my recovery may not be typical, but I really believe the folks at River Rehab were a big part of my recovery."

- Michelle Pate

After knee replacement...

"In March of 2011 I had total knee replacement that required rehabilitation and I chose River Rehab Physical Therapy. I was a little apprehensive at my first visit as to exactly what was going to take place but after a couple visits I was very comfortable with my decision. I was referred to River Rehab by a friend who had very good things to say about their services.

Again, in June of 2011 I had total knee replacement on the other knee and chose to go back to River Rehab because of the success I had on my first surgery. The staff was very professional and thorough yet it became fun and I was eager to get there.

I contribute my success to everyone that was involved, including the office staff. My decision to go with River Rehab was the right one and I will recommend them to my friends.

Thank you Aaron Eversmeyer and staff for my successful rehabilitation, I sometimes forget my knees have been replaced."

- Phil Chalupa

Broken wrist recovery...

"A short time ago, I was sitting with Aaron at a Muskie Football game. I was talking about my recovery from a broken bone in my left wrist. I explained that I was still having some pain in the wrist; he suggested I see a doctor to get it checked for possible tendon damage. I followed his advice and had tendon repair surgery less than 2 weeks later. I was appreciative of his excellent advice so I naturally chose River Rehab for my Physical Therapy. Aaron and his friendly staff provided me with convenient appointments, working around my work schedule. Aaron listened to my concerns about my recovery and gave me the necessary encouragement for me to complete my recovery and regain full range of motion in my wrist. I would highly recommend River Rehab for all your Physical Therapy needs." 

- Bryan Fessler

After a bad fall...

"Falling down bleachers at the high school gymnasium resulted in a severely sprained ankle. The pain was excruciating, and daily tasks became difficult. Aaron was an integral part of my healing process. His approach was caring and friendly, and always professional. I felt well taken care of and treated as an important individual throughout my treatments. I'd never hesitate to recommend River Rehab to anyone needing physical therapy."

- Lori Shield

Improving performance...

"I have been working for several weeks with Travis doing the Sports Performance program at River Rehab. We spend time each week working all areas of my body. I feel a lot stronger and faster now compared to when I first started the program. He has me doing a wide variety of things so I'm never bored when I go and always feel challenged. Travis makes it fun too, and I look forward to going each time."

- Ragan Carey

"It really improved my speed, my core strength, and my overall performance. I tried other performance plans but working with Travis has been the best! I have seen the results and so have my coaches."

- Brina Kraft


"I grew up with Travis and have had the privilege to play and train with him.  No one works harder or has more of a passion for what he does than Travis.  I would highly recommend going to him if you are looking to become a better athlete because there's no doubt in my mind he will push you to achieve your best."

- Tyson Blaser, former Iowa Hawkeye baseball player and current New York Yankees minor leaguer