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Welcome to Metamora Physical Therapy

Located in Metamora, right outside Lapeer

Our Story

Metamora Physical Therapy is a privately owned company operated by Kathy Pepper, PT and Heidi Irwin, PT. We have both worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting for a combined 37 years. Our expertise is in treating general orthopedic conditions including low back pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, ACL injuries, total hip and knee replacements and many other diagnoses. We are both members of the community and strive to deliver one on one personalized care by physical therapists only. We are both ASTYM trained and Kathy Pepper is the only physical therapist to offer breast cancer rehabilitation in our area.
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Kathy Pepper, PT, CSCS, CLT-UE
Kathy Pepper | Metamora Physical Therapy

I graduated from Wayne State University's Physical Therapy program in 1992 and have 25 years of experience and continuing education in outpatient physical therapy. Health and fitness is important to me, and lead me to pursue my certified strength and conditioning specialist certification (CSCS). I am a runner, a triathlete and a Pilates instructor and I enjoy treating athletes from the weekend warrior to the collegiate athlete.

Recently, I have had the opportunity to once again let my personal life fuel my professional life. I am now a breast cancer survivor. I am a Certified Lymphedema therapist (CLT-UE) and ASTYM provider with advanced courses in breast cancer rehabilitation, including axillary webbing. I believe it is important to treat the breast cancer patient in their entirety. With my skills, knowledge and experience I am dedicated to help these patients every step of the way.

Heidi Irwin and I have been friends and colleagues for many years and I am very excited to join her in opening Metamora Physical Therapy. After raising our two children in Davisburg and sending them off to college, my husband and I moved to Metamora. I am looking forward to being an active part of our new community.

Heidi Irwin, PT, DPT
Heidi Irwin | Metamora Physical Therapy

Kathy Pepper and I opened Metamora Physical Therapy in 2017. I was born and raised in Lapeer, having graduated from Lapeer East in 1994. My goal is to be able to treat and care for patients in order to achieve their best outcomes - plus my family needs lots of physical therapy. :) :) I enjoy working with and talking to all my patients!

I received my doctor of physical therapy degree from University of Michigan in 2005. I have 12 years of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy experience. I have taken continuing education yearly in manual therapy, torticollis, work conditioning, muscle energy, and am ASTYM trained.

My husband, Tom, my son, Ian and I live in Oxford. I have two misbehaved dogs, Dudley and Maizy. I enjoy reading and spending time upnorth with my family.

Free Injury Screen

Call us today today to request an appointment for a free injury screen. As a patient you do have a choice. You can go directly to a licensed physical therapist for evaluation and treatment without a physician's referral or prescription for up to 21 days or 10 treatment visits, whichever occurs first. This is know as "Direct Access". Let us help you get the pain relief you need and help you quickly get back to the activities you love to do.

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(810) 212-1277
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We Specialize In

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • Vestibular / Balance Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
    • Headaches
  • Shoulder Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Frozen Shoulders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
    • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Knee Injuries
    • ACL Injury and Prevention
    • Total Knee Replacements
  • Hip Injuries
    • Total Hip Replacements
  • Elbow Injuries
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Pilates
  • Torticollis
  • Pediatric Developmental Delay
  • Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
    • Axillary Webbing / Cording
    • Lymphedema

Read what your neighbors have to say...

  • My name is Kyle Marie, and I was fortunate enough to find Heidi post thoracic spinal fusion surgery. She helped me to get through a very difficult time in my life. I would go back to Heidi again if need be, and I HIGHLY recommend her!…

    Kyle Marie A.

  • Kathy is a wonderful therapist... highly skilled, professional, kind, encouraging and helpful in explaining treatments. I highly recommend her as a physical therapist, health/wellness instructor and friend.…

    Cheryl Z., Waterford, MI

  • I am not sure there are enough adjectives to describe Heidi Irwin. Heidi is a very professional, knowledgeable, caring and compassionate PT. I would refer Heidi without hesitation.…


  • Kathy was a huge blessing in my breast cancer recovery. I developed axillary webbing after surgery, and was referred to her for physical therapy. I felt so much better after I started working with her! I would refer people to Kathy in a heartbeat - she's the best!…

    Linda D. - Lake Orion, MI

  • I had a total shoulder replacement and had my rehabilitation done by physical therapist Heidi Irwin. I couldn't be more pleased with my care and results. I would refer friends and family without hesitation!…

    Dave - Lapeer, MI

  • I can't thank Kathy Pepper enough for the outstanding care that I received from her for both an ankle injury and shoulder surgery! She has a magic way of combining just the right amount of compassion with the perfect amount of you-can-do-it attitude.…

    Chris M.

  • I have been a patient of Kathy Pepper for the last 10 years. I would not have repeatedly returned for care under Kathy were this not the case. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone in need of physical therapy!…

    Dr. Smith

  • At our 3-month well visit, our pediatrician noticed our son Landon had torticollis. She referred us to Heidi for physical therapy. After working on Landon for 8 weeks, we saw a great improvement and his torticollis was gone. We would recommend her to anyone.…

    Jim and Stacy C.