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. He began practicing in Palo Alto, California as a resident in an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) credentialed Residency program in Functional Manual Therapy. This residency program prepared him to test for his Certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT), which he passed with Distinction (>94% cumulative score) in August 2012. Following certification Pete spent one year with the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) Residency Program, VARDAN, in Mumbai, India and New Delhi, India. During this time he served as clinic director and mentor to the Physiotherapists studying Functional Manual Therapy in India. After moving back Stateside, Pete joined the team at IPA Manhattan in New York, NY, where he practiced for three years and earned his Fellowship in Functional Manual Therapy (APTA/American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) credentialed Fellowship). In June 2017 Pete received the designation of Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the APTA. In September 2017 Pete partnered with Ryan Johnson to open IPA Physio Orange County in Irvine, CA.
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’, ‘Functional Mobilization Lower Extremity’ and ‘Dynamic Foot and Ankle’, and is an associate faculty for ‘Functional Mobilization 1’.
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.