Welcome to the Institute of Physical Art

The Institute of Physical Art, founded in 1978 promotes the use of manual therapy and education to facilitate optimum human function.  The IPA presents continuing education courses, two Functional Manual TherapyTM certifications, an APTA credentialed FMT Orthopedic Residency Program, and an APTA/AAOMPT credentialed FMT Fellowship program.   

Through these multilevel professional opportunities of the IPA, each clinician is equipped with confidence, expertise, and clinical reasoning to provide all people the opportunity to experience a body that works for life, work, recreation, and performance.

Functional Manual TherapyTM is an integrated and seamless treatment system which couples mechanical treatment of the joints, soft tissues, visceral and neurovascular systems with manual neuromuscular facilitation to enhance optimum motor control and human function.

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