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Your Physical Therapist, Bill Meritt
Founder of Catalyst Athletic Rehab and Performance, Bill Meritt is the Lake Norman area’s premier orthopedic and sports physical therapist. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and the only Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist in Lake Norman.
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Certified in Dry Needling
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
My college days are long behind me, but I’ll never forget laying on that field, not wanting to accept the reality of my injury. I spent an entire football season focused solely on rehab. I have vivid memories of the physical and psychological pain that came along with not being able to play the sport I loved. My own shoulder injuries and rehabilitation were life changing and ultimately redirected my career path. I wanted to be part of the healing process, and I’m completely invested in my clients’ journeys. Physical therapy is personal to me.
I enjoy working with active people — from the competitive athlete to weekend warriors — runners, cyclists, golfers, or hikers who aspire to progress and perform pain free. I consider myself part of your team and expect to communicate with you in between our one-on-one sessions so we can make changes immediately if necessary. I support individuals looking to return to sports, help people avoid surgery, or assist in the post-operative rehab process.
My main goal is to get you back to your favorite activity as quickly as possible. I don’t need to see you all the time — but I appreciate the emails that share your success stories!
It is hard to shake that competitive edge, so outside the office you will find me welcoming daylight with my F3 buddies. Several of us have joined together to complete the Blue Ridge Relay, the Palmetto 200, the Tough Mudder, Spartan races, and the GoRuck Heavy, Tough, and Light.
My wife, Alli, and I have two amazing daughters, Kailyn and Ella, who are quickly turning me into an avid soccer fan. Rounding out the family is our chocolate lab, Dakoda, and golden retriever, Kirby.
Five Facts About Your Physical Therapist
I was a two-time Academic All-America in football at Taylor University in Indiana.
I love watching sports, especially in person. I travel to the Midwest and around the Southeast a couple times a year to enjoy live action. Even though it’s not my favorite sport, my favorite to attend is baseball. I love sitting along the first baseline and enjoying a beer with a good friend.
My quote to live by: “I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any story but their own.” C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
I’ve had several nicknames throughout my life: Big Mean (F3); Big Booty Bill (college); Chilly (high school)
It’s a good day anytime Carolina beats Duke… in anything. Go Heels!