Physical Therapy in Champaign, IL

We help you return to living and back to doing what you love.



Why Physical Therapy is Relevant to You

We offer physical therapy in Champaign, IL, for a broad range of clients who come to us for many reasons. Read below for insights on how and why physical therapy is relevant for everyone—no matter the situation or stage of life you’re facing.

1. Freedom To Pursue the Life You Love

You shouldn’t feel guilty about seeking out a doctor of physical therapy, or as though physical therapy is an unnecessary cost or commitment. It’s an investment in your life and well-being. We can help you get back to the life you love—and with greater strength and mobility than you previously thought possible.

Participating in your favorite sport, playing catch with your grandchildren, and being physically active on the weekends should be opportunities that everyone can partake in on a regular basis!

2. Exponentially Increase Your Ease of Recovery

All too often, it’s easy to just hope pain will go away or that your body can heal from an accident without any external help. While that’s a tempting thought, it’s rarely the truth. Whether you experienced a car accident with minor aches and pains or a serious injury with substantial reductions in mobility, our team knows what to do.

3. Personal Care for Every Client

By offering our physical therapy team in Urbana-Champaign, IL, the opportunity to assist your recovery, you’re doing your body a huge favor. Our doctors of physical therapy address each client’s situation with the individuality and attention to detail they deserve.


Do I Need Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy in Champaign, IL is something to consider if you are:


In pain


Recovering from an accident


Considering or recovering from surgery


Looking for an alternative to pain medication or injections


Not responding to other forms of physical therapy or medical treatments


Suffering from chronic stiffness, aches or tightness

Get Better, Faster

We get results when no one else does.


Treat the underlying cause, not just the symptoms


Multidisciplinary approach


30+ years of experience


Patient education


No doctor's prescription necessary


Hands-on approach


We know checking insurance can be confusing, let us do it for you!
Mettler Center accepts all major insurances below, view our full list in the FAQ.
Cash pay is also available.

Our Commitment to You

We promise to provide the quality care you expect every time, including:


Be seen within 24 hours!


Serving all ages—youth to older adults


No aids or assistants


No double bookings


Private treatment rooms


Relationships built on trust

Conditions & Injuries

Review the list below or send us a message to review your symptoms.

Pre / Post Op

Joint Replacements
(Knee, Hip, Shoulder)

Post Mastectomy

Neck Surgery

Hip Impingement Surgery


Rotator Cuff/ Shoulder

Spinal Surgery

Foot/Ankle Surgery



Chronic & Acute
Back & Neck Pain




Plantar Fasciitis

Joint Dysfunction


Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Postural Ache and pain





Auto Accidents

Worker’s Compensation

Sports Injuries

Work-Related Injuries


Outdoor Accidents



Prevention/ Conditioning

 Balance Training

Sports Performance

Exercise Progression


Wellness Check

Musculoskeletal Assessment


Vertigo / Vestibular


Gait Training

Bowel & Bladder




We know what we’re good at. Click on the specialties to learn more.


Dermal-Fascial Restoration® is a manual technique used to target and release adhesive scar tissue which fundamentally contributes to musculoskeletal pain and impairment invented.


Take action, reach out, and let’s talk.

The first step toward recovery is to schedule an appointment with us.

You can fill out the health status form and bring to your consultation or one will be provided for you at your appointment.

How do I know if I need physical therapy in Urbana-Champaign, IL?

If you’re not sure, come see us for a free consultation. Physical therapy is something to consider if you are:

  • in pain
  • have chronic stiffness, tightness, or aches
  • seeking to prevent surgery
  • looking for an alternative to pain medication
  • have had surgery or are going to have surgery
  • and more
How soon can I get into Physical Therapy?

You can expect zero wait time!
Our therapists are ready to accommodate all post-surgical and medical interventions needing physical therapy services either the same day or within 24 hours of calling or scheduling. You can also text 217-398-9800.

Do you offer telehealth and how does it work?

Yes, we are excited to offer telehealth.

Telehealth is an excellent virtual tool that most insurances are approving during this time. We strive to make the experience as simple and stress-free as possible. You can even do complimentary consults via telehealth.

Using a video-based platform such as Zoom, Facetime, Skype, etc. for free consults and ongoing treatment.

Please contact us to get started!

What is Telehealth?

What is it?
Delivering health-services with technology, often with a video-based meeting such as Zoom.

Does insurance cover it?
During this time, most major insurance companies are covering this service. We are happy to confirm your insurance coverage for this service based on your individual insurance plan.

If your particular insurance is United Health Care Medicare Advantage, you are 100% covered for 30-minute sessions.

Is it complicated to use?
Our goal is to make the experience simple and stress-free. We will handle all logistics and plan to talk you through what to expect.

Can I do a free consult via Telehealth? 
Yes, we do free consults via telehealth which is an excellent option at this time.

How do I get started? 
Request an appointment online. Or simply call or text us at 217-398-9800.

How do I pay for physical therapy?

We accept all major forms of payments. Please pay co-pays at the time of service, but we can bill you later. 

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use the information from your check to make a one-time electronic funds transfer from your bank account or to process the payment as a check transaction.

We also offer secure online payment.

Will my insurance cover physical therapy?

Each insurance provider offers different coverage. We accept most insurance carriers, including:

  • Auto Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Alliance
  • Most Health Alliance Medicare Advantage plans
  • HealthLink
  • Liability Insurance
  • Medicare Part B
  • Private/Cash pay
  • Tricare
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Student Insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • Worker’s Compensation

While we won’t necessarily belong to the same network as your primary care provider, we will happily handle all insurance billing matters for you.

Patients are responsible for knowing your policy details the coverage your policy offers, and what remainder (if any) you’re expect to pay.

For questions about your specific insurance coverage, please contact us at 217-398-9800 or your insurance company directly.

Don’t see your insurance plan? Try to give your insurance company a call to see if they offer reimbursments. We can provide receipts for you.

You do not need insurance for the free consultation. Mettler Center also accepts cash-based patients.

Do I need a doctor's referral?

You do not need a doctor’s referral for a consultation.

More Information About Direct Access

  1. A referral is not needed.
    In Illinois, legislation was passed in 2018 allowing patients to be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without a referral.
  2. We communicate for you.
    Mettler Center physical therapy communicates with your medical provider to update them on your plan of care and to collaborate for the best care possible.
  3. Get a referral faster. 
    Many insurance companies still require a referral for payment. At Mettler Center, we have a system in place that satisfies the insurance requirement and minimizes unnecessary steps to get approval.
  4. Skip a referral and pay cash.
    Cash paying patients do not need a referral nor do they have to worry about insurance approval.
How long will I need Physical Therapy?

The length of your physical therapy treatment is determined by a number of factors such as your diagnosis and what you are seeking help for. 

Schedule a free one-on-one session to talk with a physical therapist to talk through your options.

Do you take workers' compensation?

Mettler Center will be happy to take on any cases approved by the Workers’ Compensation carrier.

Meet Our Physical Therapists

All of our physical therapists undergo extensive and continual educational training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, gait training, and functional mobility. All have doctoral-level degrees and varied specializations related to treatment and healing.

Click on any of our therapists’ pictures below to read their bios and see their specialties!

Jeff Schroder, PT, MPT, DPT

Jeff Schroder, PT, MPT, DPT

J.T. Park, PT, DPT, MTC

J.T. Park, PT, DPT, MTC

Clinic Director

Benjamin Kim, PT, DPT, OCS

Benjamin Kim, PT, DPT, OCS

Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT, OCS

Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT, OCS

Peggy Hau, PT, DPT

Peggy Hau, PT, DPT

Jasmine Evans, PT, DPT

Jasmine Evans, PT, DPT

Kimberly Painter, PT, DPT

Kimberly Painter, PT, DPT


“Jasmine was so wonderful. She made the whole experience as comfortable as possible. She walked me through everything she was doing. Gave excellent instructions for things I needed to do at home! Because of that, my recovery has been very timely!”


“I have had knee problems for at least 10 years. I have seen many doctors and physical therapists. Peggy was the first to correctly diagnose and treat the problem! Her treatment will have a very positive long-term impact on my overall health.”


“Over the years my accidental injuries have led me back to the Mettler Center for effective, specialized, physical therapy…In each instance, for each injury, the Mettler Center provided healing care by various expert therapists who dependably returned me to my normal, pain-free life.”


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