Doug Merz

Founder of Merz Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist

Doug Merz

Doug Merz

Founder of Merz Physical Therapy & Physical Therapist

Doug Merz, RPT is the founder of Merz Physical Therapy which has provided services to The Marsh and its surrounding community since 1994. He specializes in acute bio-mechanical assessment and prescription of safe, effective therapeutic exercise protocols to help patients manage their conditions independently.

Using the resources at The Marsh, Doug has also developed an active network of alternative medical practitioners in the Metro area to help meet the needs of those suffering from chronic conditions. Often, Doug utilizes Iyengar based yoga with his patients to help them maintain their wellness.

Doug has a special interest in the ankle/foot complex and its influence on the lower kinetic chain. He provides consultation services to physical therapists and clinics in the Metro area regarding this complex and its evaluation and treatment.

Pre-physical therapy experience includes two years in the Peace Corps in Honduras and five years working with The Menninger Foundation for emotionally challenged adolescents. Doug currently volunteers for the We Can Ride Corporation providing therapeutic horse back riding lessons to physically and mentally challenged adults and children.