Eight out of our ten current physical therapists are now certified clinical instructors (CI).

They have been through formal training in how to maximize clinical experiences for students who choose to do physical therapy clinicals at our location.
This is important for a couple reasons:

1.) A Culture of Growth 

Mettler Center strives to have a culture of growth and development for each of our therapists. Our senior therapists and directors take mentoring our own staff very seriously and this truly sets us apart from other clinics.

Our physical therapists are given autonomy to pursue their passions and interests in the field along with guidance in developing their skills long after their formal education is completed.

Mentoring students is an extension of this mindset and allows us to develop as we are helping others.

2.) Giving Back

Giving back to the community and the physical therapy profession through clinical instruction enriches us all.

Right now during COVID-19, many clinical sites have limited or eliminated the opportunity for students to do their clinical rotations. Naturally, this is very problematic for students who are required to get hands-on experience to complete their program.

We choose to keep our doors open to students during these difficult times as a simple way we can make a big difference!

Feedback From One of Our Students: 

“…everyone contributed to the unexplainable feeling of what made this place feel like home that allowed everyone to feel comfortable.”

“What really stood out to me during my time here was the culture of the Mettler Center. From every patient that walked through the door to every staff member on the team – everyone contributed to the unexplainable feeling of what made this place feel like home that allowed everyone to feel comfortable.

“…there was not one moment where the patients they serve was not at the forefront of every treatment and/or decision they made…”

Working with my CI these past six weeks alongside the many other practitioners I had the opportunity of shadowing with, there was not one moment where the patients they serve was not at the forefront of every treatment and/or decision they made.

“The “patient-centered” attitude was truly embodied by everyone who worked here…”

The “patient-centered” attitude was truly embodied by everyone who worked here, which was really inspiring for me as a prospective clinician to witness what this looked like put into true practice.

“…it takes a village to get an individual where they want and need to be.”

Seeing how the physical therapists worked with the personal trainers and massage therapists in-house to provide patients the best possible care towards whatever goal they had in mind was amazing because it truly shows that it takes a village to get an individual where they want and need to be.”

—Angelica Alberto, SPT

Physical therapist, Dr. Ben Kim, PT, DPT

Benjamin Kim, PT, DPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy & Physical Therapy Coordinator at Mettler Center. 

Call 217-398-9800 to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with a physical therapist.

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