The Functional Manual Therapy® Foundation Orthopedic Residency, initiated in 2008, is an extension of the Institute of Physical Art’s mission statement to offer educational opportunities for Physical Therapists to achieve their optimal potential as health care providers. 

Building on the existing options of weekend continuing education, offered since 1978, a FMT® Certification, offered since 1997, and a year long FMT® Fellowship program, offered since 1999; the Residency program offers a new venue in which to pursue excellence and competency under the oversight of the Functional Manual Therapy® Foundation and the Institute of Physical Art.  The Functional Manual Therapy® Foundation Orthopedic Residency Program provides post graduate professional training for Physical Therapists wishing to enhance their professional development in the area of Orthopedics, with a focused emphasis on Functional Manual Therapy®.  This program, designed to cover the Orthopedic Description of Specialty Practice,  occurs in a supportive and challenging clinical environment which encourages the residents to discover, develop, and refine their strengths and gifts for providing excellent and state of the art Physical Therapy in the health care arena, specifically in a direct access format.

The Functional Manual Therapy® Residency couples aggressive training in orthopedic physical therapy techniques with current scientific evidence and rational to prepare the resident for effective clinical intervention.  The curriculum methodically addresses the mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control dysfunctions an orthopedic patient typically manifest.  However, given that an exposure to a diverse patient population enhances the understanding of efficient function, the curriculum also includes exposure to the neurological patient, as well as sports and geriatric populations.

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