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Mettler Institute & Edge Athlete Lounge Join Forces

Posted on: November 13th, 2014

Edge Athletic Lounge logo

Mettler Institute has partnered with Edge Athlete Lounge, a training and recovery studio developed by athletes for athletes, to provide state of the art services and therapy. Edge Athlete Lounge, like the Mettler Institute, is redefining how fast and complete recovery can be.

Since the Mettler Institute was founded, its mission has been to provide innovative and specialized recovery with a determined focus on one-on-one care. Edge Athlete Lounge shares the same philosophy with a passion to provide a complete experience for everyday athletes to reach their peak performance.

Robyn LaLonde, co-owner of Edge Athlete Lounge, states, “Similar to Edge Athlete Lounge, Mettler Institute has a strong focus on athletes — giving them cutting-edge treatments to keep them moving forward. This partnership presents a perfect pairing of combined therapy offerings to the Chicago athletic community — by coupling physical therapy treatment with recovery tools so we have the ability to make faster, stronger athletes who reach goals by training smarter.”

According to Jeff Schroder, Associate Clinical Director at the Mettler Institute, “The Mettler Institute and Edge Athlete Lounge collaboration was a natural blend of similar goals and ideals for athletes. We share the same mission and values to serve the athletic population, with the focus on specialized recovery and physical therapy treatments. Edge owners, Brian and Robyn, had a great vision to serve athletes in a unique and underserved manner. Together with our hands-on approach and experience and their recovery tools and knowledge of what athletes need, we feel this is a great opportunity to help this population reach their goals faster and more energized.”

With this exciting joint effort with Edge Athlete Lounge, the Mettler Institute continues to provide a platform for athletes to advance beyond their expectations for performance by offering complete and longer lasting recoveries.

If you would like to see what Robyn and Brian are doing over at Edge Athlete Lounge, check them out at

Now Offering Wellness Exams for Pain & Functionality

Posted on: November 13th, 2014

Mettler Institute is now offering Wellness Examinations for pain and functionality. Don’t let nagging pain or discomfort hold you back. Take this critical first step on the road to recovery.

Introducing the U-Sleep Pillow

Posted on: November 12th, 2014

Paul Mettler, PT, DPT wasn’t long into his practice of physical therapy before noticing many of his patients’ symptoms—headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, achy or numb arms—were associated with lack of proper support while sleeping. Unable to recommend (in good conscience) a pillow which could adequately support the head, neck and shoulder, Dr. Mettler took to the drawing board.

After years of prototypes, feedback from patients, and refinements, he settled on a pillow design which casts aside the conventional shape in favor of one that fits the contour of the body. What eventually came to be called the Side Solution pillow was used in his clinic for over 20 years, with overwhelming success. More recently, Dr. Mettler revisited and improved upon his original pillow—keeping the important design features and adding a couple more.

Introducing the newest design from Dr. Paul Mettler, the U-Sleep Pillow.

Learn more at or order online today.

Ankle Fracture & ORIF: MRT® Treatment Success

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

This patient suffered a severe fracture to his right ankle. He underwent ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) to hold together the fractured bones.

Watch the stunning functional progress made in just three short weeks of MRT® (Mettler Release Technique) therapy.

Learn more about post-surgical pain or impairment from adhesive scar tissue and the role of MRT in recovery.

Sleep Solution™ Pillow – Testimonial & Demo

Posted on: June 27th, 2013

A recent patient, while being interviewed to testify of the incredible relief she has received as a result of the Mettler Method®, began speaking glowingly of Doctor Mettler’s Pillow. We asked if she would also be willing to share of her experience on camera…she agreed.

Schedule your free video gait analysis in September

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

A picture can be worth a thousand words when it comes to correcting movement patterns that are straining joints and muscles and preventing pain-free and efficient running and performance. Your CD video analysis report will include reference images, measurements and recommendations for sharing with your referring physician, coaches or trainers.

“I am running like I am 10 years younger.” That’s what you will say when your physical therapist utilizes frame-by-frame video analysis to help you identify and correct abnormal movement patterns in running, walking and athletic performance!

Patient Satisfaction Survey Results (2007 – 2011)

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

Mettler therapy surveys all patients following treatment. Results from our 2007 – 2011 survey indicate the following:

  1. 98% of patients are extremely satisfied following treatment with their results
  2. 99% express full confidence in their physical therapist following treatment
  3. 97% found that Mettler minimized wait times for physical therapy
  4. 94% were very satisfied with the speed of their recovery
  5. 90% of patients rated their recovery on average 95%.

Jeffrey Schroder, PT, DPT moves to Chicago

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

Dr. Schroder has nearly 12 years of experience with MRT working at Mettler Therapy Services. Dr. Schroder focuses on manual therapy, orthopedics, ACL rehab, clinical research, sports medicine and patient and staff education. He is interested in cultural diversity within the field. As a result of the opportunity to work in the Dominican Republic for over a year he is fluent in Spanish.

Learn more about Jeff

Mettler Institute Open House

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

Mettler Institute Open House

  • September 6, 2012 4:00 – 6:00pm
  • 30 North LaSalle – Suite 3430
  • Chicago, IL 60602

Mettler Institute will be hosting an open house open at 30 North LaSalle, for the benefit of our fellow building tenants, patients, friends, and anyone just interested in learning more about our services. All are invited to join us for some great microbrews, wine, and appetizers. We look forward to seeing you there.

Schedule your free foot/ankle analysis in August

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

Are you suffering from foot or ankle pain while walking or running? Your physical therapist will focus on you and your movement problem, analyzing your gait and teaching you to walk or run more efficiently. Feel steady and stable in any situation with balance exercises that are tailored to address your individual limitations. MRT will help restore mobility, and specialized foot and ankle exercises are designed to return you to walking and running pain-free!

Physical therapy for foot and ankle problems is eligible for coverage by most insurance policies with your physician’s referral.

This is a limited time opportunity, to be offered during the month of August only.

We can help patients with:

  • Achilles Tendon Problems
  • Bunions
  • Shin Splints
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Peroneal Tendon Repair
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Rehab from Foot/Ankle Fractures
  • And more…

Our services include:

  • MRT
  • Video gait analysis and training
  • Balance training
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Strengthening and stretching
  • Manual therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation