Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
A leader in physical therapy, CORA Clayton offers state-of-the-art treatments with licensed clinicians laser-focused on superior outcomes and passionate about personal care. Our Clayton, North Carolina clinic offers treatment for general orthopedic and sports injuries, pre and post-operative care, vertigo and balance disorders. Specialty services at this location include: Advanced Ergonomic Institute (AEI) certified therapists, dry needling, kinesio taping and sports medicine evaluation and rehabilitation.
And no one -- no one -- works with more insurance providers. Because at CORA Clayton, we believe that what you want is what you should get.
- Balance & Fall Prevention
- Dry Needling
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Gait & Prosthetic Gait Training
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Pain Management
- Physical Therapy
- Post-Surgery Rehabilitation
- Sports Injury Rehabilitation
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Work Conditioning
Meet our Team
Timothy Mertz, MPT, ATC, Cert DN
Tim graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Movement Science and Athletic training. He worked as a Certified Athletic trainer doing sports medicine outreach before returning for graduate training, obtaining his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Tim’s training and primary rehabilitation interests are outpatient orthopedics, manual therapy and sports medicine. He is excited to help develop Cora’s concussion rehabilitation program, as well as numerous community wellness initiatives. Tim has certifications in Kinesiotaping, Dry Needling, and Advanced Ergonomics. He is active in his community and enjoys skiing and spending time with his family and friends.
What's Your CORA Story?
I was referred to CORA PT, Clayton office by my doctor's office. It was the people that worked there that impressed me most. Very nice friendly staff that just doesn't make it all business talk. They asked about your family, how you did at your preferred sporting event, kids, or whatever may be going on in your life at the time. Then for the PT itself, they were quick to diagnose exactly where the issue is/was and saw immediate improvement. But they were not afraid to try a different exercise going forward to see if it would improve recovery. It was not just the same old exercises every session, pay your bill, and out the door type setup. Thanks for your help in getting me back to a normal life.
Neck pain brought me to CORA. I was impressed most by the attitude and quality of treatment. Wonderful folks.
At CORA I got so much more than just a place to heal my injury. The facility was really clean. Equipment and therapy tools were in excellent condition. Everyone from the receptionist to the therapy team were truly concerned, encouraging and patient to the max. I was eager for my appointments as it was clear week by week I continued to improve. Dexterity improvements came first then segued to strengthening. I was able to get back into my art studio again and start creating. My therapy team was very well trained, polite, well mannered and genuinely caring. The constant reassurance that I would heal gave me confidence that with time all would be well.
The staff was genuinely concerned about you getting better and they were very encouraging at all times. They were very professional but very personable at the same time. They were very good at helping me push myself hard. I went there for knee replacement rehab and the experience was as good as possible. If I need physical therapy or rehab in the future I will be back at the CORA Clayton clinic.
I am so very grateful for what Tim and Crystal have done for me! Their expert advise and therapy have totally restored my mobility! I followed their advice closely, and repeated all the exercises they taught me every day. I will now be able to enjoy my retirement years as I planned, thanks to them!
I've been going to CORA PT in Clayton for over a year. I have multiple issues: Parkinsonism, Right Knee Replacement, Left Knee Ruptured Quadriceps, Partially Torn Achilles Tendon. Tim Mertz and his entire team (Crystal, Tracy) have been excellent (5 Star). Their expertise is outstanding, they are friendly, and compassionate. I would strongly recommend them to anyone that needs PT.