Iron Physical Therapy Moved!


But don't worry, we're just headed a few blocks down the road to a building we purchased at 474 Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell. Our new space will allow us to really put down roots in this community and provide better service than ever.

Our "soft" opening was Monday, March 31st, but we'll let you know when we're having an official open house to show off the new digs. As always, you are welcome to drop by and say hello anytime.

Once again, we want to thank you for making this such a rewarding place to practice physical therapy. Our patients and the local businesses we work with are the hardest working, most loyal and generous people ever.

In case you like the short version...



2013: The Year in Review

2013-year-in-review It's been an exciting year at IronPT and we feel incredibly blessed to have connected with so many people in our clinic, community and online.

As entrepreneurs, we usually go full speed ahead but the end of the year is the perfect time to pause and reflect on how far we've  come.

Here are some of the highlights of 2013:

We saw our practice double in size for the 2nd year in a row!


We were quoted twice in Runner's World Magazine and recognized locally as one of the "Best PT Clinics"  in Essex County.

runner's world magazine quotes dr. Mayes on injury prevention

We added yoga classes to keep our community in tip top shape. Only one spot left in our 6-week series starting Jan. 7!


We teamed up with Fleet Feet Montclair and Essex Running Club to directly support our local runners

Running Tips for Fleet Feet Montclair

We continued to support CWC Soccer and all things Chiefs!


Hosted 1st "Iron Half Marathon" after Jersey Shore Half cancelled

Iron Physical Therapy Half Marathon

Dr. Mayes earned certifications in Active Release Technique and Selective Functional Movement Assessment

For the first time an "Iron Team" participated in the Fitzgerald's 5K


We continued our efforts to stay connected with the many people who touch us through Facebook, Twitter, and the Blog. In case you missed them, here were the most popular blog posts in 2013

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Most importantly, we had the privilege to partner with our patients on their journey to get better and be better. They are what make this place and this work so special. Together we battled injury and setbacks and PAIN. We honor each person who walked through our doors and showed us what real courage and perseverance looks like.  


Stay tuned for another exciting year in 2014! Lots of great things on the horizon... you'll be the first to know.


Best Sports Bra.

 mer headshotBy Meri Mayes


I am active.

I have real breasts that have ranged from 34C to 36DD.

I have had two children.

I need a good sports bra.

I am tired of  trying on hundreds of sports bras that are labeled "high impact", but do nothing. I had resorted to buying size small and wearing two at a time which looked and felt miserable.

I was recently shopping for running shoes at a local specialty store ( and saw a sign that said, "Are you wearing the right sports bra?" I knew the answer to this question and asked the salesperson for help. She led me to the rack of sports bras where I saw the usual "high impact" tag dangling. I was skeptical but headed to the dressing room for my fitting.

To my surprise, I was able to put on the bras without pulling my shoulder out of the socket, and the girls stayed perfectly in place as I jogged around the store.

Victory!!! I brought two different styles of Moving Comfort sports bras (Maia and Juno) and have been test driving them with running, cycling, etc. over the last two months. They have held up perfectly. The straps do stretch a bit, but they have that covered because you can adjust them to be shorter to keep everything high and dry.

So...don't give up but if you actually NEED a sports bra, but you will probably going to shop at a specialty store.

Anybody else find a sports bra they love?