Read what some of our satisfied patients & clients have to say

My family and I have been using the Sports Medicine & Training Center for over 15 years for our shoulders, knees, hips, neck and back.  Two of our children were college athletes playing baseball and volleyball out of state but when needed Scott directed their physical therapy. Scott and his staff have a unique, comprehensive approach to physical therapy and fitness training. As a locally owned business, SMTC separates itself by providing a large, open and energetic atmosphere. They include manual therapy for all visits and integrate personal fitness goals with a patient’s therapy plan.   Our family highly recommends Sports Medicine & Training Center!

Dr. Robert Gropler

I wanted to let you know that Ryan made JV volleyball at Webster and he is thrilled! He just told me that he never would have made it through practice last night without Mike. They did a half hour of blocking and his legs were strong the whole time! 

Becky D.

Everyone is very knowledgeable, and have helped me tremendously. They are all friendly, learn the patients names quickly, willing to help at any time and you can tell they enjoy their jobs.

Sandra H.

I have been coming to Sara for personal training for the past six months. I could not speak more highly of her and her services. Starting out, Sara asked me my personal goals so that we could help develop a plan for me to reach them. She has developed several different routines/programs for us over the last six months. Each routine is tailored to fit my current physical abilities and to push me to the next level. She puts a lot of thought and time into creating the routines so that they lead you, as a client, to success and improvement. She is very knowledgeable in her field and whenever I have a question or concern she is eager to help. While all the things I have previously stated are wonderful, what sets Sara apart from others is the time she takes to really get to know her clients. Every week Sara and I not only workout, but we talk. She is there listening to me and encouraging me every step of the way. I do not think I would have stuck with training for this long if it hadn’t been for her. Sometimes all we need is someone to believe in us, and Sara does just that.

Colleen G.

Being a college athlete is tough enough as it is, but finding a place that has the proper resources and facilities to train and prepare for my season is next to impossible.  That’s why I like working and training at SMTC.  Staff there is truly amazing and having everything under one roof makes training so much more efficient.

John M.

I needed to improve my vertical, speed, and strength. I also had a lot of back pain while I played throughout my season. But after training over the summer at SMTC, I came back to school as the fastest sprinter on my team, had the second highest vertical on my team, and was surprised how much more I could lift compared to the girls during strength training sessions. And the best of all my back feels amazing and rarely hurts.

Darcy K.

As a dancer who’s been in this community for 10 years now, I can safely say that I have relied on SMTC to help me through injuries and to keep me strong, informed, in shape, and on the stage. SMTC is an invaluable tool for myself and any other dancers that have taken advantage of what the facility and its staff have to offer.

I cannot say thanks enough to SMTC for all it has done for me. It’s a great thing when an organization recognizes that dancers are not just artists, they are also athletes. I can’t think of a greater resource for a dancer in this city to have!

Lindsay H. / Former MADCO Dancer, Associate Professor at SIU-E

After working with SMTC and their top-notch staff, my injuries were not only appropriately addressed and corrected, but SMTC taught me how to prevent them in the future. Said directly, SMTC isn’t just the best at helping clients get well, they are also the best at keeping them well!

I sincerely view SMTC as an integral and invaluable “part of my team”. They have proven, time and again, that they genuinely care about share in my success, recovery and long-term well-being. With help from SMTC, I completed my first 100-mile run in March of 2010, and performed well enough for a 2nd place finish during my first attempt at a 24-hour race! I’m 100% certain no group of trainers or therapists can guarantee a particular result in a client’s events. However, I’m 150% certain that the treatment, therapy and advice from SMTC are direct and significant contributors to my achievements. No matter your sport of choice or injury to be addressed there is none better than SMTC – PERIOD.

Jason E.

Caring, knowledgeable staff. They are attentive and have a genuine interest in their patients getting better. What’s not to love?

Maggie W.

Educated, experienced and knowledgeable staff who provide a personalized and hands-on approach to physical therapy. SMTC provides the highest level of therapy and rehabilitation in the St Louis area.

Timothy L.

I became familiar with Scott and SMTC when they helped my high school age daughter rehab through sports related injuries.  We were always pleased with our experience and outcomes.

It wasn’t until I had running related injuries of my own, with a fast approaching race schedule that I could really appreciate how special a service SMTC provides.  With the positive and caring attitudes of the staff and Scott’s exceptional ability to diagnose the problem and create a recovery plan, I was able to meet and exceed my expectations. With their help I was able to complete the 2009 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run and followed up with a finish at the Vermont 100 Mile three weeks later.

A year later, I was struck by a car while biking.  I required long term physical therapy to recover and there was no doubt where to go, SMTC.  The accident left me with a crushed tibial plateau and an equally injured shoulder, which were both surgically repaired.  I was told I would face a year of PT before I would run again.  With the help of SMTC I was cleared to begin running after only five months!

I can’t say enough to express my thanks for what the entire staff has meant to my recovery.  They have gone beyond my expectations to make my recovery complete and at the same time enjoyable.  SMTC is committed to their patients’ recovery and I recommend them to everyone I know.

Jerry F.

Elena […] how much you were loved by the Sister Act company members […] They all thought you were just awesome and made a point to tell me so. This is not the first production that has spoken highly of you, this same sentiment seems to be echoed on every tour you work for us…

Kalia Jeffers Sullivan / Director of Therapy Operations NeuroTour Physical Therapy, Inc.

I took my first ballet class ten years ago at age 42. During the ten years I have been dancing, I have improved, but since I did not take dance as a child, I think it’s easier for me to get injured. After a recent injury, my orthopedist recommended SMTC. I found it so helpful to have a physical therapist who is also a ballet dancer! Elena is smart […] and also understands how important dance is. We share not only a love of dance, but the same vocabulary and goals. She even gave me a treatment that would allow me to take a modified ballet class while healing.

Teresa J. / COCA student

Elena is very knowledgeable and helpful. I have made tremendous progress with my knee and I’m so happy. And everyone is so nice there. The facility is clean.

Teresa B.

Fantastic care! I’ve never known anyone who knew the way the body works, together, to keep us going, than Scott Van Nest.

Melissa T.

Good team. Nice atmosphere. Pushing me hard enough to make progress. Very professional. Taking my pain, discomfort seriously as I improve.

Linda D.

I trust Scott’s judgment and ability to assess my injuries. His years of experience have helped me recover from several different injuries, from rehabbing after ACL surgery, a stubborn case of plantar fasciitis, to a shoulder injury. He and he entire staff are caring, friendly, and attentive while tailoring treatment plans to fit each client’s individual needs.

Joan T.

Method of treatment. All of the other PT places I have been to just show you some exercises, make a few appointments, then send you on your own. The heat, stretch, exercise, followed by e-stim and stretching is one of a kind treatment, and so, so helpful for my problems. The staff is the best ever, too!

Sara C.

Sara Cogan us AWESOME. She’s extremely knowledgeable, encouraging and takes a holistic perspective to endurance coaching. I’d recommend her to anyone.

Kevin L.

The facility is well laid out and clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. Sara Cogan, my trainer, is knowledgeable and has taken the time to understand my physical restrictions and create a plan for me that is doable and causes me no pain. I’ve never been able to do strength training before that didn’t cause problems for me.

Jana J.

The staff is caring and they take time to explain your regimen to you, more than once if needed. Friendly people, clean location.

Sandra G.