I came to HSS, and specifically to Dr. Metzl, to have my shoulder and rotator cuff assessed and treated. I learned about him from fellow athletes who said he is the absolute best, and they were right! I was suffering from much overuse, discomfort, and corresponding lack of mobility and feared for the worst as I already had a rotator cuff tear. I'm an orchestral musician and a new age grouper triathlete and thought I might need surgery just to earn my living, much less continue pursuing endurance training. Dr. Metzl was so patient, completely knowledgeable in every way imaginable, and totally understood my own lifestyle and occupational needs for the use of my shoulders. He prescribed physical therapy with incredibly detailed instructions for the therapist and told me not to worry. I cannot be happier or more grateful for my positive results!!! I am fully back at work in my orchestra, and will be going to the USAT Nationals for the second time in my Olympic triathlon age group (65-69!). I cannot express how happy I am to know that Dr. Metzl was the doctor to treat me, and to know that if I ever have the need, he'll be there to help!