Physio is the root word of physiology, meaning ‘to grow, to make life.’ It describes the processes
and functions of all (or part) of an organism, including movement, life, nature, and natural phenomena.
The Role of a Physiotherapist
Experts of Human Movement & Function
A physiotherapist is a healthcare professional who manages and treats the movement systems of the body. In the United States, physiotherapy is synonymous with physical therapy.
The American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) vision statement for the profession is, “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.”
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At IPA Physio, we provide above and beyond services in rehabilitation, therapy, adjustments, and more. Our vision is to utilize our advanced, hands-on medical training to grow and optimize the health of our communities. We empower our patients, our clients, and our employees to live life to its fullest!
The foundation of IPA Physio is Functional Manual Therapy®. During the time we share with our patients, we use our eyes, our hands, and our most powerful tools to optimize movement and function. In addition, we equip patients with exercises and movement strategies to continue these improvements in conjunction with treatment. We’re mindful not to waste time in the clinic with unnecessary equipment or exercises; instead, we focus on the precise prescription your body needs, at the exact time it needs it.
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“At IPA Physio, our foundation is Functional Manual Therapy®. We use our most powerful tools, our eyes and hands, during the time we have with patients to optimize movement and function.”
-Ryan Johnson, PT, DPT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT
Founder of IPA Physio
Physio Around the Globe
Restoring the Art of Medicine
Throughout many parts of the world, physiotherapists have historically been utilized as primary care providers for conditions relating to the muscular, skeletal, and neurological systems. In these societies, physiotherapists are considered the leading experts in using their hands to assess and treat impairments.
In America, all fifty states now have some sort of direct access to physical therapy. The medical community is beginning to recognize the benefits of this early opportunity for physical therapy care, and patients are beginning to experience the benefits and breadth of hands-on physical therapy interventions.