New Carmel office provides long-term stability for Indy Spine and Rehab


Dr. Ryan Van Matre, founder of Indy Spine and Rehab, believes his company’s new office is a perfect fit for the future.

After several years of renting space, Van Matre secured a U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loan to purchase a commercial condominium at 718 Adams St. in Carmel. The office opened in its new home in July 2020 after moving from a location on W. Carmel Drive.

Dr. Ryan Van Matre pauses in his new Carmel office in front of photos of professional athletes Indy Spine and Rehab has treated. (Photo by Ann Marie Shambaugh)

“I wanted a place where we could have stability. There was very limited inventory from our budget and price point that was acceptable to us in Hamilton County,” Van Matre said. “This property popped up on the radar screen, and that’s why we jumped on it.”

The 2,400-square-foot, two-story office provides more space than the previous location, but Van Matre isn’t rushing to fill it. The first floor contains a reception area and treatment rooms, while the upstairs portion has rehabilitation equipment, a room for massage therapy and plenty of space to expand.

“We’re particular with our growth,” Van Matre said. “We don’t want to just bring people in who aren’t going to be a good fit and grow long-term with us. We want to make sure it’s a good fit for both of us.”

Indy Spine and Rehab’s signature treatment is Active Release Techniques, a precise myofascial treatment for soft-tissue injuries. The clinic focuses on sports medicine injuries, and its team of three doctors and a therapist have provided treatment for a variety of professional and college athletes.

Van Matre founded Indy Spine and Rehab in 2000 in his hometown of Delphi but opened a second location in Carmel the following year.

“I knew back then when I first started my office that I wanted to see athletes and professional athletes, and I knew I needed to go where they were,” he said.

A Sheridan resident, Van Matre splits his time between the two offices.

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