Gabrielle “Gabby” Reece is a former pro volleyball star, a TV personality, model, and bestselling author. She’s also the owner of an artificial knee, and a patient who resolved to work her way through knee replacement surgery with plenty of physical therapy and no postsurgery drugs. And what Reece would like people to know is that the opioid-free journey she’s making toward recovery is not just for high-achieving superathletes—it’s for anyone willing to apply mindfulness, patience, and persistence to their own health goals.
The latest edition of Move Forward Radio features an interview with Reece that focuses primarily on her ongoing recovery from the knee replacement surgery she underwent in April, 2016. Reece first rose to prominence as a standout professional beach volleyball player, and was Nike’s first female spokesperson. These days, Reece appears as a host on NBC’s STRONG, a fitness-based program, and serves as a spokesperson for Plan Against Pain, a national campaign that educates the public on the availability of nondrug approaches to pain treatment postsurgery.