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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Notice
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:  Date TBD

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, Gerogetown University Hospital, Washington DC
Rescheduled:  June 5-7, 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
Cancelled

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

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


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