Pete Rumford graduated from Westmont College with his B.S. in Kinesiology in 2006 and earned the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of California San Francisco in 2011. In 2012 he completed an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) credentialed Residency program in Functional Manual Therapy in Palo Alto, California. In August 2012, Pete tested for his Certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT), which he passed with Distinction (>94% cumulative score). From May 2013 until May 2014 Pete worked with the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) Residency Program, VARDAN, in Mumbai, India and New Delhi, India. In July 2014 Pete began an APTA/American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) credentialed Fellowship program at IPA Manhattan in New York City, which he completed in March 2016 (FAAOMPT and FFMT). He continued working at IPA Manhattan until May 2017, when he returned to California to start IPA Physio Orange County. In June 2017 Pete received the designation of Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the APTA.
Pete has been a faculty member with the IPA since 2012, teaching multiple courses for the Institute. He is a primary instructor for ‘CoreFirst Strategies for Back Education and Training’ and ‘Dynamic Foot and Ankle’, and is an associate faculty for ‘Functional Mobilization 1’ and ‘Functional Mobilization 2’.
In addition to being an active member of APTA and AAOMPT, Pete is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). His passion for holistic health and well-being extends to the realms of Strength and Conditioning/Fitness, Nutrition, Psychology, and Spirituality.