Our Results

The Mettler Institute provides results that are significantly better than other physical therapy clinic outcomes. We work hard to create an experience that patients have come to trust without reservation for their care

100% of our clients would use us again to treat their injuries

(Source: 2012 customer survey)

98% of our patients report being highly satisfied with their experience

(Source: 2007 – 2012 customer survey)

Over a 40% improvement in mobility in pain and range of motion scores with the Mettler release technique compared to other physical therapy outcomes.

(Source: Based on a randomized sample of new Mettler patients treated from 2009–2012 using the Oswestry, DASH, NDI and LEFS self-report outcomes scoring systems with a comparison to the following studies.)

Low Back (Oswestry)

  1. Nunn N. Practical challenges and limitations using the Oswestry Disability Low Back Pain Questionnaire in a private practice setting in New Zealand. A clinical audit. New Zealand J of Physiother. 2012;40(1):24-28.
  2. Unsgaard-Tøndel M, Fladmark A, Salvesen &, Vasseljen O. Motor control exercises, sling exercises, and general exercises for patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up. Phys Ther. 2010;90(10):1426-1440.
  3. Unlu Z, Tasci S, Tarhan S, Pabuscu Y, Islak S. Comparison of 3 physical therapy modalities for acute pain in lumbar disc herniation measured by clinical evaluation and magnetic resonance imaging. J Of Manip & Phys Therapeutics. 2008;31(3):191-198.

Upper Extremity/Shoulder (DASH)

  1. Camargo P, Haik M, Ludewig P, Filho R, Mattiello-Rosa S, Salvini T. Effects of strengthening and stretching exercises applied during working hours on pain and physical impairment in workers with subacromial impingement syndrome. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. 2009;25(7):463-475.
  2. Badke M, Wooden M, Fly K, Boissonault W, Ekedahl S. Patient Outcome Following Rehabilitation for Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery: The Impact of Selected Medical Comorbidities. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007;37(6):312-319.
  3. Brennan G, Parent E, Cleland J. Description of Clinical Outcomes and Postoperative Utilization of Physical Therapy Services Within 4 Categories of Shoulder Surgery. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010;40(1):20-29.

Cervical/Neck (NDI)

  1. Fritz J, Brennan G. Preliminary examination of a proposed treatment-based classification system for patients receiving physical therapy interventions for neck pain. Physical Therapy. 2007;87(5):513-524.
  2. Dunning J, Cleland J, Waldrop M, Arnot C, Young I, Turner M, Sigurdsson G. Upper Cervical and Upper Thoracic Thrust Manipulation Versus Nonthrust Mobilization in Patients With Mechanical Neck Pain: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42(1):5-18.
  3. Young I, Michener L, Cleland J, Aguilera A, Snyder A. Manual therapy, exercise, and traction for patients with cervical radiculopathy: a randomized clinical trial. Phys Ther. 2009;89(7):632-642.
  4. Ask T, Strand L, Skouen J. The effect of two exercise regimes; motor control versus endurance/strength training for patients with whiplash-associated disorders: a randomized controlled pilot study. Clin Rehab. 2009;23(9):812-823.

Hip, leg, knee, foot and ankle (LEFS)

  1. Abbott J, Kidd M, Stockwell S, Cheney S, Gerrad D, Flynn T, Cleland J. Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise Versus Electrophysical Agents and Exercise in the Management of Plantar Heel Pain: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009;39(8):573-585.