Functional Manual Therapy®

Our Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) program is specially tailored to meet your individual needs.

The IPA Physio FMT Approach

Advanced Physical Therapy

Functional Manual Therapy ® is a systematic and scientifically-rooted full body approach, integrating all aspects of physical function, nutrition, and lifestyle education. At IPA Physio, our goal is to utilize FMT to enhance your life in a way that not only eliminates pain or infirmity, but allows you to discover your optimal state of physical performance and function.

What is FMT?

Movement as Medicine

Our treatment system is as fun as it is successful. Together, we’ll explore all the systems of your body to uncover what’s working well and what has untapped potential. We’re here to help you achieve total optimum function, resolving your pain or limitation while revealing your body’s hidden abilities.

Through this process, we’ll address the interrelation between:

Restoring efficiency to these interconnected systems will result in a body that operates its best during work, rest, and recreation.

The FMT Difference

Treating the Root Cause of Pain

Life changing: When you make your body’s healing a priority, you’ll see positive changes in your whole life!

Patient Oriented: Our sole purpose is to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals.

Function Based: Focusing on symptoms can eliminate pain in the short-term, but it’s likely that pain will resurface later on. By focusing on function, you can eliminate pain while also reducing the likelihood of its return.

Integrated: We’re not interested in trending treatments or the latest fads; we’re here to offer you a full body approach, integrating all aspects of physical function, nutrition, and lifestyle education.

Advanced Palpation & Observation Skills: Developed through years of post-professional training and mentorship.

Optimizing Health: According to the World Health Organization, health is “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” At IPA Physio, we use Functional Manual Therapy ® to do both — eliminating pain and promoting optimal health.

CoreFirst® Strategies: We offer posture and movement training specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.

Unsurpassed Expertise

All of our physical therapists have earned the designation Certified in Functional Manual Therapy® (CFMT), meaning they’ve mastered 250 hours of post-doctoral material. To accomplish this, they often take the courses two to three times, dedicating more than 700 hours to the hands-on, lab-intensive content. For perspective, this volume of continuing education is what an average physical therapist would complete in an entire career (averaging 30 hours every two years).

Many CFMTs have also completed an FMT residency and fellowship program, adding hundreds of additional hours of direct mentorship from the top physical therapists in the country. To achieve their designation, each CFMT has passed the rigorous week-long certification process, demonstrating proficiency in both practical and written examinations.

This certification is considered one of the most in-depth and strenuous manual therapy certifications.:

DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy
CFMT: Certified in Functional Manual Therapy®
FFMT: Fellow in Functional Manual Therapy®
FAAOMPT: Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Let’s Use Movement as a Medicine

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