Treatment FAQ

Treatment FAQ

A recent advancement in treating musculoskeletal and neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, the Mettler Method® and MRT® may not be completely understood by potential patients. Below are answers to frequently asked questions.

What is the Mettler Method?
The Mettler Method is an advanced physical therapy approach practiced by Mettler therapists to assess, diagnose, and treat common musculoskeletal disorders through a functional analysis and treatment which is significantly enhanced by MRT.

What is MRT?
The Mettler Release Technique (MRT) is a highly-skilled manual physical therapy used to target and release specific adhesive (scar) tissue that fundamentally contributes to musculoskeletal pain and impairment.

How does MRT work?
By applying focused, high levels of tension on the adhesion, the therapist is able to restructure the adhesion without causing further inflammation or injury.

What studies have been done?
Studies done using standardized physical therapy outcome analysis demonstrate an extremely high level of patient response with improvement in pain and function (~80–90%) following treatment.[1]

Is MRT safe?
Some patients have experienced skin irritation in the area that is being treated, with the majority of skin reactions clearing within a day.

How involved is the treatment process?
Typically, 10–15 sessions (lasting 30–60 minutes) are completed in two to three months.

How will I know if it is working?
Patients typically experience relief from pain in as little as two to three visits with increased range of motion and muscle function following this.

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  1. ^ An unpublished study based on a sample of 50% of new Mettler patients treated in 2007–2008 using the SF-36 self-report outcomes scoring system resulted in an average of 70–90% improvement.