Discover Your Potential®
Live It | Observe It | Feel It | Practice It | Impart It
IPA classes challenge & push you to attain the remarkable.
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®.
Challenge Your Limits!
Demonstrate your ability to attain remarkable results through both oral practical and written exams.
Become a Master Clinician
Most advanced level of clinical training for a physical therapist.
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!
Unique Course Types
Upcoming Popular Courses
FM I: Functional Mobilization I
Apr 14, 2023 MST - Apr 16, 2023 MST
Spooner Physical Therapy - North Phoenix Phoenix , AZ
Apr 14, 2023 MST - Apr 14, 2023 MST
Apr 15, 2023 MST - Apr 15, 2023 MST
Apr 16, 2023 MST - Apr 16, 2023 MST
FMUT: Functional Mobilization Upper Trunk
Apr 14, 2023 PDT - Apr 16, 2023 PDT
Providence St Vincent Medical Center Portland , OR
Apr 14, 2023 PDT - Apr 14, 2023 PDT
Apr 15, 2023 PDT - Apr 15, 2023 PDT
Apr 16, 2023 PDT - Apr 16, 2023 PDT
FM I: Functional Mobilization I
Apr 21, 2023 EDT - Apr 23, 2023 EDT
Encompass Physical Therapy LLC Annapolis , MD
Apr 21, 2023 EDT - Apr 21, 2023 EDT
Apr 22, 2023 EDT - Apr 22, 2023 EDT
Apr 23, 2023 EDT - Apr 23, 2023 EDT
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.
- 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
Comprehensive, clinician led courses provide ample hands on education in lab intensive weekend seminars.
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.
Residency & Fellowship
Master training through fully immersive mentorship with advanced manual therapists. Become the “go to” clinician in your community.
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.
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.
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.
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!
PT, DPT, CFMT