FM II: Functional Mobilization II

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Course Information

Instructor Gregory Johnson
Instructor Nick Hagen
Instructor Ryan Johnson
Facility PT Pro
Dates Thu, Nov 14, 2019 - Sun, Nov 17, 2019
Primary Instructor Gregory Johnson
Lab Assistants No
State WA


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FM II:  Functional MobilizationTM II 

Prerequisites: FM I: Functional MobilizationTM I

Required Course Preparation
Prior to the classroom portion of this course, all students must complete required course preparation.  The preparation for FMII includes two reading articles and 2 short videos and one quiz. Plan to spend approximately one hour learning this important information. Once enrolled in a course, required course preparation can be found by logging on to your IPA account and selecting "My Upcoming Courses."  If you have any trouble accessing the required course preparation please call our office at 970-870-9521 for assistance. Note: iPads and iPhones do not support flash which is required for the quiz portions of the pre-course work. Videos are viewable, but a computer will be needed to complete all quizzes. Also, please note that approved CEUs may vary depending on individual states' treatment of Online vs. Classroom Instruction.

Required Equipment 
8 ft Mobilization Belt.  1.5" x 8' mobilization belt.  You may order one from IPA or from a number of other providers.  Orders that are received three weeks prior to a course, and clearly request shipment to a course, may be shipped directly to the course.  All other orders will be shipped to the address given on the order.  Order Mobilization Belt

Half Foam Roll (12" x 6" which measures 3" tall at the apex since the 6" round is cut in half) to use during the course.  You may order from IPA or a number of other venders.  Orders that are received three weeks prior to a course, and clearly request shipment to a course, may be shipped directly to the course.  All other orders will be shipped to the address given on the order.  Order Half Foam Roll

Supplies are shipped 2-3 weeks prior to the course.  Orders placed after the supplies have shipped will incur a fee to expedite your order, and may include charges for faster shipping.
 A junior plunger will be provided to course participants.

Recommended Reading and Viewing
Awareness Through Movement: Health Exercises for Personal Growth. Feldenkrais, Moshe. Harper & Row, 1972. To order, call Feldenkrais Resources at (510) 540-7600.

Anatomy Trains. Myers, Thomas W.  China: Churchill Lingstone, 2001.
Trail Guide to the Body, Biel, Andrew, 5th Edition 2014. Books of Discovery., 800-775-9227 or

We recommend that each participant reviews the Bibliography and read any article they are unfamiliar with prior to the course. 
All Course Bibliographies 

MNM Clinical Reasoning Intro video

Course Cost:  $817.00.  Early Bird Discount $735.00 for Registrations One Month Prior to Course

Under the direction of Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, the participant utilizes dynamic treatment strategies and Functional Movement Patterns (adapted from FeldenkraisTM ATM lessons) to evaluate and treat each region of the body, including viscera. Emphasis is on passive and active associated movements while performing soft & tissue and joint mobilization (Functional MobilizationTM) in non-weight bearing and weight bearing positions. These strategies provide avenues to study and comprehend the interrelationships of the kinetic chain and the effectiveness of enhancing function as a foundation for treating complex orthopedic problems.  Cost of the course includes an extensive manual with over 250 pictures of techniques and an IPA plunger. This course presents dynamic Functional MobilizationTM treatment strategies for each region of the body to assist in the management of complex orthopedic dysfunctions.  Building on the skills of FM I, these strategies develop from an understanding of the efficient and inefficient interrelationships of the kinetic chain.

Utilize Functional Movement Patterns (FMP) to observe, trace and isolate soft tissue and articular dysfunctions and associated neuromuscular or motor control dysfunctions.

Develop advanced Functional Mobilization™ soft tissue and joint techniques to effectively treat identified dysfunctions.

Identify appropriate use and modification of FMP’s for home program.

Discuss the clinical and published evidence for the FM II material.

Focus areas are lumbo-pelvic, lower extremity, foot and ankle, rib cage, shoulder and shoulder girdle, head and neck.

Instructor Note
The instructors advertised for the course are the intended instructors.  The final number of instructors will be determined by course enrollment.  Every effort is made to hold the course with the scheduled instructors.  Course refunds or transfers will not be granted based on a change of instructors.  Please note there may be instructor changes without prior notice.

Multiple instructors are scheduled for each course.  However, the actual number of instructors at a course will be determined by final enrollment.

3.5 Days, 31 Contact Hours

FM II requires attendees to complete online course preparation before attending the classroom instruction.  Approved CEUs for this course may vary depending on individual states' treatment of Online vs. Classroom Instruction. Before registering for a course you should verify approved CEUs with your state licensing board or association. State rules are subject to change. IPA courses are approved for PTs for the state in which the course is held.  OTs and PTAs should check with their approving body to determine if the PT approval will be accepted.

Break food will be provided during the first break of the course on Thursday evening.  The break food is intended for a snack, not dinner.  No other food will be provided.  We suggest you bring a water bottle and feel free to bring your own snacks

Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act.

Each attendee is expected to complete the required reading and attend all hours of instruction to receive a Certificate of Completion.  Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved in writing by the IPA Directors.

Lab Clothing
Each participant's body must be accessible for observation and treatment.  Sports bra or halter top and shorts are appropriate for women.  Shorts or swim trunks for men.  Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry.  A sweat suit is advisable between demonstrations, as temperatures may vary in the room.

Course Preparation
This 3 1/2 day workshop is quite demanding and intense.  Please come prepared and rested.  Have your fingernails clipped back and filed as some techniques require fingertip pressure.  Please review course manual from FM I and the "Soft tissue Mobilization" required article.  A Minimal review of FM I will be given.  We strongly recommend that you have taken the pre-requisite course within three to five years to be updated with the current pre-requisite material.  You will receive an IPA Plunger.  Please bring a 1/2 foam roll to be used during the course.

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Course Time Schedule

Thursday 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday 5:00 PM – 10:15 PM
Introduction; pelvis girdle evaluation and treatment; introduction to Functional Movement Patterns.

Friday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Abdominal region; visceral treatment; lateral lumbo-pelvic girdle; posterior lumbo-pelvic girdle; anterior thigh.

Saturday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Posterior thigh; medial lateral thigh, foot and ankle.

Sunday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Rib cage; shoulder girdle; cervical spine; upper extremity.

Scheduling Note:
Schedule may necessitate changes due to travel restrictions of the instructor. The instructor will discuss any changes at the beginning of the course if applicable.