Our Staff

Derek, and his wife Becky, started Restore PT with a vision to do things differently. They saw the need for physical therapy services to be provided in a more peaceful, nurturing environment that allowed people the space in which to do the work of healing their body, mind, and spirit.

 

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Derek S. Metzler, MPT

Derek is a physical therapist licensed in the states of Maryland and Virginia. His well-rounded professional training, life experiences, and compassionate nature enable him to provide a therapeutic environment that facilitates your return to an active, healthy, and vital lifestyle.

Training & Specialties:

  • Masters of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
  • Expert level MFR therapist and assistant instructor in John F. Barnes form of Myofascial Release (MFR™)
  • 10-month course on the Australian/Maitland model, and influences from NAIOMT, University of Virginia
  • Direct Access Certification
  • Coursework at the Institute of Physical Art
  • Working on certification in Fascial Counterstain at the Jone’s Institute

He has developed a unique approach combining his professional knowledge, his intuition, and his passion for helping people to achieve their fullest potential.

Rebecca L. Metzler, RN

Becky is a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Virginia since 1992. Her extensive experience in the hospital setting, community health, wellness, and nurse consulting enables her to be a comprehensive resource to clients seeking to manage their current health status.

Training & Specialties:

  • Licensed RN since 1992
  • Spearheads the Annual Women’s Health Seminar sponsored by Restore-PT
  • Healthcare resources and networks
  • Health education
  • Physician referrals
  • General healthcare

She also has a vision for providing quality care that helps people to improve their own health and well-being. She believes that education empowers them to take control of their own healthcare.

Dustin S. Toth, LPTA, CMT

Dustin is a LPTA, Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. He brings with him a long background in athletic performance that assists him with understanding the bodies, drives, and lifestyles of active people. He is interested in restoring people to an active, less painful lifestyle. He also maintains a CMT degree (Certified Massage Therapist)

Training & Specialties:

  • April 2017, LPTA (Physical Therapy Assistant)
  • CMT, Institute of Massage Therapy, Richmond, 2011
  • Coursework in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnical University, 2003-05
  •  Trained in John F. Barnes form of Myofascial Release (MFR™)

He brings with him a long background in athletic performance that assists him with understanding the bodies, drives, and lifestyles of active people. He has a particular interest/desire to work with people who are experiencing limitations and help them to be restored back to an active, less painful lifestyle.