Gerad Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS
Gerad, DPT, has been a part of the Southeast South Dakota FYZICAL team since 2013! He is based at the Vermillion facility where he sees patients and also leads as the facility manager. Gerad attended Buena Vista University for undergrad where he graduated with a degree in athletic training. He attended Des Moines University for his masters and doctorate in PT.
Gerad is a certified Athletic Trainer, certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Astym Certified, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and certified to administer dry needling. He has taken multiple courses to master manual therapy of the spine. Gerad has participated in the complete BACKtoGOLF Course as well as training in Total Motion Release.
Gerad grew up in a medical family and always knew he wanted to do something to help people stay healthy. Gerad realized he could have a really positive impact on people through physical therapy as he would spend time with them and see them through their entire plan of care.
"The best part of being a PT is the moment when a patient tells you they have been relieved of pain, or that they have figured out how to improve themselves with the tools I have provided them. Seeing their faces light up when their pain has changed significantly with the use of PT is priceless. I will never stop learning to better help my patients and to help them help themselves."-Gerad
Matthew Meadows, PTA
Matthew, PTA, joined us at FYZICAL in 2018. He received his associates of science in physical threapist assistant degree from Pennsylvania State University. Matthew was active duty in the United State's Air Force for 8 years prior to attnding Penn. State. He is currently an instructor for the United State's Air Force Reserve; we thank him for his service.
"I believe in treating the whole person and helping treat the root cause of the problem. I enjoy being able to be a part of a patient’s recovery and watching them experience the milestones of rehabilitation".-Matthew
In his spare time, Matthew finds enjoyment participating in weight training and outdoor activities.
Sarah Roob, PT
Sarah, PT, earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Dakota. She attended physical therapy school at the University of South Dakota as well. Sarah has many continuing education courses including courses in Postural Restoration from the Postural Restoration Institute, Kinesiotaping, Foot & Ankle, Hip, Shoulder, the Mulligan Technique, Manual Therapy of the lumbar spine, and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction.
Sarah loves being able to help people improve their function and therefore their lives! She says, "It is very rewarding to assist someone in achieving their goals and getting back to enjoying living life to its fullest".
"I believe that we first have to get pain under control, and then we can work on improving function, no matter what your impairment is. The ultimate goal is to teach a patient how to manage their symptoms independently in order to maintain their progress after discharge." -Sarah Roob
Sarah is the mother of 5 children and the wife to a loving husband, Paul. She stays very busy attending her kids' various sporting events and activities! She enjoys reading and gardening in the summer.