Continuing Education

Discover Your Potential®

Live It  |  Observe It  |  Feel It  |  Practice It  |  Impart It

IPA classes challenge & push you to attain the remarkable.

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Residency

Fully Immersive Mentorship

Full-time residency programs located throughout the US! Jump start your career today and train with a master clinician certified in Functional Manual Therapy®.

Our Values:

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Certification

Challenge Your Limits!

Demonstrate your ability to attain remarkable results through both oral practical and written exams.

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Fellowship

Become a Master Clinician

Most advanced level of clinical training for a physical therapist.

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Continuing Education
Residency
Certification
Fellowship

Functional Manual Therapy®

An advanced, comprehensive system for all patients.
  • Functional Mobilization
  • Resistance Enhanced Manipulation
  • Advanced Training for Neuromuscular Function & Motor Control

Achievement is Everything

Join industry-leading, master clinicians and achieve the remarkable!

44+

Years Educating

26

Unique Course Types

3100+

Courses Taught

50,000+

Professionals Trained

150,000,000 +

Patients Served

Upcoming Popular Courses

FMLE: Functional Mobilization Lower Extremities


July 16, 2021 - July 18, 2021

Georgetown University Hospital - MedStar, Washington, DC


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FMUE: Functional Mobilization Upper Extremities


July 16, 2021 - July 18, 2021

Hunter College School of Health Sciences, New York, NY


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KJD: Knee Junction Dilemma


July 24, 2021 - July 25, 2021

California Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy- Corona, Corona, CA


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Welcome to the world of IPA

The Institute of Physical Art, founded in 1978, built its reputation on challenging mediocrity every step of the way. Pushing the limits to revolutionize the way clinicians serve patients, not just to the standard of care, but beyond the standard of care…. IPA culture redefines norms, and validates that quality surpasses quantity. 

The Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) paradigm empowers clinicians to overcome treatment barriers and discover/provide personalized resolutions for complex patients. Challenging traditional patient care, FMT promotes total body assessment and interventions for each pathology.

Our Values

  • Untapped Existing Potential
  • Master Clinician Led Classes
  • Evidence Enhanced Approach
  • Quality over quantity of clinicians trained
  • Result oriented education
  • Systematic approach to promote pattern recognition

Our Programs

Continuing Education

Comprehensive, clinician led courses provide ample hands on education in lab intensive weekend seminars.

Continuing Education

Advanced Clinical Certifications

One of the most sought after certifications in our profession, successfully producing master clinicians year after year. Now accepting applications for 2022.

Certification

Residency & Fellowship

Master training through fully immersive mentorship with advanced manual therapists. Become the “go to” clinician in your community.

Residency and Fellowship

Loved by businesses and individuals!

Learning the FMT paradigm, strategies, evaluation, and treatment techniques was hands down the most influential and vital part of my physical therapy education. I began taking IPA course work and seeking mentorship early in my career and cannot recommend this enough. No other continuing education program that I have encountered even comes close.

Charlie King

PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT

I am confident. I am competent. After almost 44 years as a PT, I still enjoy each and every day treating my patients. And, I owe it to the knowledge, skills, and community that comes with being part of the IPA.

Cheryl F. Wardlaw

PT, MMSc, CFMT

What makes the FMT approach so incredibly unique is how it provides a comprehensive framework that allows the manual therapist to make sense of any complex case, but still allows any other methodology or skillset to be used in a complimentary way.  IPA courses are like drinking from a firehose, where each hour contains a dozen actionable concepts and tools to use immediately with your patients.

Justin Sullivan

DPT, OCS, CFMT, CSCS

The FMT approach embodies a passion for healing, beyond the natural borders of healthcare. Taking IPA courses and going through the IPA Residency as a young clinician empowered me to make immediate changes in general patients, and have the confidence to take on challenging patients.

Allison Legakis Massopust

DPT, CFMT, CPNFT, OCS

Thought CFMT would be the end goal…. But instead continues to be the solid foundation that is allowing me to keep reaching for the summit.

Angelo S. Urquico

PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT, CAFS, CSCS

Going through the process of becoming a CFMT has given me the ability to treat patients with a wider scope of what impairments need to be addressed within a much faster time frame.

Kaysi Gray

PT, DPT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT

FMT has revolutionized my practice.  It has not only provided me with the skills and knowledge to attract patients that seek not only correction of their dysfunctions, but also the knowledge of how to prevent these dysfunctions from reoccurring.  What I love about being a CFMT is that not only do I promote healing, but that I can also provide my patients hope for a future without pain and dysfunction.  What a joy!

Mary Shahid

PT, DPT, CFMT