Welcome to the Institute of Physical Art.

New Regional and Topic Specific 2-Day Courses

IPA’s new courses allow PTs to enhance their practice skills in shorter, 2-day courses, which provide immediate clinical results. 

The new courses are designed to impart the skills necessary to address specific dysfunctions in the clinic, utilizing the IPA’s three tier approach to mechanical capacity, neuromuscular function, and motor control.  Taming Pain is specifically designed to also incorporate the science of the pain cycle and inflammation into our manual treatment.  Each course will provide 16 contact hours.

For more specific information select your course of interest below:

DFA: Dynamic Foot and Ankle
PGP: Pelvic Girdle Puzzle
TP: Taming Pain 
PNUQ: Peripheral Neuropathic Syndrome Upper Quadrant
PNLQ: Peripheral Neuropathic Syndrome Lower Quadrant

New cities and dates are being added continually, check back often to find a location near you



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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