About Us The Mettler Institute for Physical Therapy features an innovative approach to treating musculoskeletal conditions, the Mettler Release Techniques? (also known as Mrt®). We combine Mrt with traditional physical therapy methods, resulting in faster, more complete and longer-lasting recoveries. Founder Paul R. Mettler, P.T., D.P.T., opened his first clinic, Mettler Therapy Services, in Champaign IL in 1997, sharing a location with The Mettler Center, a fitness and wellness facility. We expanded the physical therapy practice to our downtown Chicago Loop location in July 2012. Ultimate Patient Experience We believe in providing patients with a professional, comprehensive physical therapy experience: We use a combination of approaches We treat all parts of the body We provide private treatment rooms We focus on treatments that support speedy, long-lasting recoveries We use experienced physical therapists providing direct care rather than employing aides Our patients tell us their Mettler experience is unique and 100% of them would use us again to treat an injury. Our Unique Approach With over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist, Dr. Mettler is dedicated to using physical therapy to change the lives of his patients. This drive inspired him to develop the Mettler Release Technique (Mrt), a manual physical therapy method that restructures (or releases) the scar tissue that connects injured tissue, without causing further injury. This innovative technique, which requires great skill to employ, has been successfully used on more than 7,500 patients in the past 15 years. Mrt can benefit those newly referred to physical therapy, as well as those with acute or chronic conditions who do not respond to other forms of physical therapy or medical treatments.