About Don Torrey

Don graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, and received his certification in Athletic Training from the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1979. He is certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and was named one of the first Full Fellows in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Additionally, he has certification by the International Seminar of Orthopaedic Medicine/Manipulative Therapy.

Don has 35 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy, including eight years of experience as a college athletic trainer. Prior to joining Sacramento Knee & Sports Medicine, Don co-opened Folsom Physical Therapy in 1984, and continued to be a core faculty member of the Folsom Physical Therapy Long Term Orthopedic Manual Therapy Course through 2002. He has also been a faculty member at California State University, Sacramento and has been teaching short courses in Orthopedic Manual Therapy for more than 25 years.

Don is the co-owner of Torrey-Nickerson Physical Therapy. Working in tandem with the physicians of Sacramento Knee & Sports Medicine since 1989, Don’s practice focus is rehabilitation management of the orthopedic injuries. He has long been a proponent of home therapy programs, providing expertise in pre-surgical counseling, and re-enforcement in post-surgical follow-up.

In 1986, Don was an athletic trainer at the United States Pan American Games. An avid bicycle rider, Don has completed the Death Ride.

Testimonials

“I just wanted to extend my gratitude to you and your whole team for giving me the best opportunity to get my elbow back.” -Jane

“I wanted to thank you again for your expert care. For the last two days, I have been cycling in Belgium with no hip problems at all!” -Sharon

“Thank you so much for all the wonderful care and support you have provided me after my surgery. Best physical therapy team ever!” -Nicole

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Specialties:
  • Rehabilitation management of orthopedic injuries and surgery
Degrees & Education:
  • California State University, Long Beach, 1978 - Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Folsom Physical Therapy Program Long Term Physical Therapy - Orthopaedic residency
  • Certification in Athletic Training from the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1979
Training:
  • He is board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy certification by the International Seminar of Orthopaedic Medicine/Manipulative Therapy.
  • Certification in hand therapy by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission
  • Board Certified in Hand Therapy
Achievements:
  • Named one of the first Full Fellows in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.
  • More than 35 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy, including eight years of experience as a college athletic trainer.
  • In 1986, Don was an athletic trainer at the United States Pan American Games.

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