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IPA Virtual Connections

VCFF: Virtual CoreFirst® Foundations.  Dynamic Principals for Posture and Movement.
June 2, 2020  2.5 hours, $60.  For more information click here.  (Registration closes at Noon MT 6/2)
June 10, 2020 2.5 hours $60.  For more information click here.  (Registration closes at Noon MT 6/10

VSOP: Virtual Strategies for Optimization Performance.  A CoreFirst®  approach to maximizing athletic potential. Prequisite:  VCFF or CFS
June 13-14, 2020 12 hours $325.  For more information click here.  (Registration closes at 4pm MT 6/12)

Facebook Live Events (free)
May 28, 2020 7:30 pm ET Live Interview with Seth Blee
June 5, 2020 7:00 pm ET Live Interview with Gail Wetzler
June 11, 2020 8:30 pm ET Live Interview with Andy Kerk

Free Recorded Webinars on You Tube
CoreFirst® Strategies for the New Reality with Vicky Johnson 
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training with Seth Blee


Coronavirus / COVID-19 Notice - Rescheduled Courses
Please ensure your contact information is up to date in your IPA account in the event we need to contact you.

We are closely watching advisories from the CDC, Public Health Departments, and restrictions being placed within hospitals and universities.  We are rescheduling courses as necessary.  As the volume of rescheduled courses has increased we are addressing individual courses in the date they were originally scheduled.  Thank you for your patience while we work through all the changes.  If your course is more than 10 days away we may not have information yet.  If you have any symptoms or could possibly be infected, please contact our office for instructions for documentation necessary to receive a full credit for a future class.

Below is a list of courses that have been rescheduled.  If your course is not on this list then it is still being held as originally scheduled, or we are still in the process of rescheduling.  If your course has been rescheduled you are enrolled for the course on the new dates.

TP March 14-15, 2020, Houston Methodist Willowbrook, Houston, TX
Rescheduled as an On Line Course:  May 15-17, 2020

CFS March 18-20, 2020Hunter College, New York, NY
Rescheduled: August 19-21, 2020

CFS March 20-22, 2020, Hunter College,New York, NY
Rescheduled:  August 21-23, 2020

PNF March 20-22, 2020, Center for Orthopedic and Lymphatic Physical Therapy, Port Orchard, WA
Rescheduled: July 10-12, 2020

FM I March 20-22, 2020, St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Rescheduled:  July 31-Aug 2, 2020

CBI March 20-22, 2020, American Career College, Anaheim, CA
Rescheduled:  May 29-31, 2020 at California Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy, Anaheim, CA

FM I March 20-22, 2020, Inspired Athletx, Plymouth, MN
Rescheduled:  September 11-13, 2020

CFS April 3-5, 2020, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Portland, OR
Rescheduled:  July 24-26, 2020

FM LE April 3-5, 2020, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Rescheduled:  September 11-13, 2020

FM UT April 3-5, 2020, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Rescheduled: July 24-26, 2020

PNF April 3-5, 2020, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Rescheduled: August 7-9, 2020

PNF April 3-5, 2020, Elite Sports Physical Therapy, Fremont, CA
Rescheduled: June 5-7, 2020

KJD April 4-5, 2020, H&D Physical Therapy, New York, NY

CFS April 17-19, 2020, Mercy Branson Therapy, Branson, MO
Rescheduled:  September 25-27, 2020

CFS April 17-19, 2020Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, IL
Rescheduled: July 10-12, 2020

CFS April 17-19, 2020, Landswick Physical Therapy, Pasadena, CA
Transferred to October 9-11, 2020 at American Career College, Anaheim, CA

FMI April 17-19, 2020, Total Function Physical Therapy, Colorado Springs, CO
Rescheduled:  June 26-28, 2020

FMI April 17-19, 2020, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Farmington, CT
Rescheduled:  Oct 2-4, 2020

VFM April 17-19, 2020, Viverant, Lake Elmo, MN
Rescheduled:  July 10-12, 2020

KSC April 18-19, 2020, The Training Room, Troy, MI

PNF April 24-26, 2020, Encompass Physical Therapy, Annapolis, MD
Rescheduled:  May 29-31, 2020

FMUT April 24-26, 2020John Goetze Physical Therapy, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Rescheduled:  June 19-21, 2020

PGP April 25-26, 2020, Long Island Univeristy, Brooklyn NY
Rescheduled:  TBD

SOP May 2-3, 2020, Barrow Brain & Spine, Phoenix, AZ
Rescheduled:  Fall 2020 TBD

CBI May 15-17, 2020, FX Physical Therapy, Baltimore, MD
Rescheduled:  July 24-26, 2020

CRS May 16-17, 2020, Real Rehab, Seattle, WA
Rescheduled:  June 13-14, 2020

DFA May 16-17, 2020, Agape Physical Therapy, Glendora, CA
Rescheduled:  October 16-17, 2020

FM I May 29-31, 2020, Cascade Rehab at Harbour, Mukilteo, WA
Rescheduled:  October 16-17, 2020

PNF May 29-31, 2020, Hunter College New York, NY
Rescheduled:  October 2-4, 2020, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

GAIT May 29-31, 2020, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains, NY
Reschedule:  August 21-23, 2020

DFA May 30 - May 31, 2020, Elite Sports Physical Therapy, Fremont, CA
Rescheduled:  December 5-6, 2020

CFS June 12-14, 2020, Elite Sports Physical Therapy, Fremont, CA
Rescheduled:  October 16-18, 2020

VFM June 12-14, 2020 Elite Health Servcies, Old Greenwich, CT
Rescheduled:  November 6-8, 2020

PGP June 13-14, 2020, St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, PA
Rescheduled:  July 25-26, 2020

Announcing New Advanced Courses in 2020.  FMUQ, FMLQ, and FM II are retiring.  These courses are replaced by 5 shorter courses.  Get the condensed chart here.  See the complete course descriptions under Continuing Education.

The Institute of Physical Art, founded in 1978, is celebrating 40 years this year of promoting the use of manual therapy and education to facilitate optimum human function.  The IPA presents continuing education courses, two Functional Manual Therapy® certifications, a Functional Manual Therapy® Foundation Skill Enhancing Clinical 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 Therapy® 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.

Find out more here.

MW Therapy

THURSDAY, April 16Presenter is Seth Blee, DPT, CFMT, CSCS Senior Director of Inova Physical Therapy Center, Team Physical Therapist for the Washington Nationals, and Primary Instructor for the Institute of Physical Art.  Dr. Blee is certified in Blood Flow Restriction through Owens Recovery Science.