Derek Metzler, MPT

Derek Metzler, MPT

Physical Therapist, Myofascial Release Practioner

Richmond, Virginia Area
Hospital & Health Care

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Derek Metzler, MPT's Overview

  • Physical Therapist, Owner, Myofascial Release Practioner at Restore PT

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Derek Metzler, MPT's Summary

Derek's healing philosophy is “to not ‘chase the pain’ but, utilize comprehensive evaluation, as well as, intuitive touch to locate the source and treat the fascial restrictions releasing pain sensitive areas.”


Manual Therapy
Myofascial Release (MFR)-Advanced Level Therapist
MFR for Women's Health

Derek Metzler, MPT's Experience

Physical Therapist, Owner, Myofascial Release Practioner

Restore PT

Hospital & Health Care industry

December 2009Present (4 years 10 months)

Physical Therapy specializing in Myofascial Release, MFR : a form of bodywork that utilizes gentle sustained pressure to release tension in the body's fascial network. Derek's 225+ hours of course work has been with John F. Barnes, PT, developer of MFR. Effective for TMJ, headaches-tension and migraine, neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, acute injury, chronic pain syndrome, post surgery, women's health issues, sports injuries. One-on-one treatment, by appointment only.

Derek has been an assistant instructor for John F. Barnes MFR seminars. He offers educational patient seminars on the benefits of Myofascial Release.

Physical Therapist

Optimal Solutions Physical Therapy

November 2008September 2010 (1 year 11 months)

Licensed in 2000 as Physical Therapist, trained in Manual Therapy and Myofascial Release.

Physical Therapist

Advanced Physical Therapy

Public Company; 1-10 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

March 2002April 2004 (2 years 2 months)

Derek Metzler, MPT's Publications

  • "Myofascial Release PT, Is This the MIssing Piece to Pain Relief?"

    • The Health Journal
    • July 2012
  • "What's In Your Web" by Phil Tavolacci

    • Balboa Press
    • August 2013

    Derek penned a chapter in Phil's new release, "What's in Your Web" regarding his personal journey as a Physical Therapist with Myofascial Release.

Derek Metzler, MPT's Courses

  • Physical Therapist, Owner, Myofascial Release Practioner

    Restore PT

    • MFR I, II, & III (MFR John F. Barnes)
    • Unwinding and Advanced Unwinding (MFR John F. Barnes)
    • Fascial-Pelvis (MFR John F. Barnes)
    • Cervical-Thoracic (MFR John F. Barnes)
    • Skill Enhancement (MFR John F. Barnes)
    • Women's Health (MFR John F. Barnes)
    • Rebounding (MFR John F. Barnes)
    • Differential Diagnosing (Medical Disorders I & II)

Derek Metzler, MPT's Skills & Expertise

  1. Myofascial Release
  2. Physical Therapy
  3. Manual Therapy
  4. Sports Injuries
  5. Injury
  6. Chronic Pain
  7. Back Pain
  8. Treatment
  9. Women's Health
  10. Health
  11. Pain Management
  12. Bodywork
  13. Healing
  14. Migraine
  15. Fibromyalgia
  16. Rehabilitation
  17. Plantar Fasciitis
  18. Sports Medicine
  19. Musculoskeletal
  20. Outpatient Orthopedics
  21. Injury Prevention
  22. Shoulder
  23. Low Back Pain
  24. TMJ dysfunction

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Derek Metzler, MPT's Education

University of Pittsburgh

Masters, Physical Therapy


Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Messiah College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Sports and Exercise


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