Tom Roberts, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with Conway Regional Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
“Being an orthopedic surgeon, I try to encourage people to do things to stay healthy because we enjoy life more when we are healthy. Biking is good for your heart, lungs, and muscles, and is a quick answer to staying in shape and doing something outdoors that is fun.
I injured my knee in college and when I got into my 40’s, it would hurt when I played sports and exercised. When I got into biking, I found out my knee didn’t hurt any more. I’ve found that a lot of my patients can same the same about cycling alleviating their joint pain.
The biking community in Conway is very welcoming and over time you’ll find a group that you fit with, which is awesome. We usually get tired and stop, get some water or Gatorade, and visit a little. It’s just fun.”