APTA Accredited AAOMPT Functional Manual Therapy® Fellowship

APTA Fellowship

The Institute of Physical Art, in conjunction with the
Functional Manual Therapy® Foundation is pleased to offer a year long
APTA Accredited AAOMPT Functional Manual Therapy® Fellowship Program.


The Institute of Physical Art and Johnson and Johnson Physical Therapy believe that one-on-one clinical mentorship is the most effective method of developing, refining, reinforcing and assessing advanced manual therapy clinical skills.  The purpose of the FMT® Fellowship is to provide an intensely mentored one to three year on-site or flexible clinical fellowship in orthopedic Functional Manual Therapy® for experienced Physical Therapists who have obtained CFMT® designation from the Institute of Physical Art's Functional Manual Therapy® certification program to accelerate their training.

  •  Extensive one-on-one mentorship in Functional and Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
  •  Received APTA/AAOMPT Accreditation May 2007.
  •  Initiated at Johnson & Johnson Physical Therapy, Steamboat Springs, CO in 1998 under the direction of The Institute of  Physical Art


The Institute of Physical Art, established in 1978, offers post professional continuing education courses for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Occupational Therapists, as well as certification and fellowship programs.  The curriculum focus is on Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) and Movement Reeducation.  It is our philosophy that, through the completion of a comprehensive and cohesive series of integrated continuing education courses, certification, residency and fellowship programs, physical therapists can achieve a greater level of clinical competence.

Functional Manual Therapy® Fellowship Clinics

Johnson and Johnson Physical Therapy
1880 Loggers Lane, Unit C
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

IPA Manhattan
18 East 48th Street, Suite 701
New York, NY 10017

Functional Manual Therapy® Clinics are educational facilities providing education for advanced fellows of the FMT® process and for physical therapy students interested in orthopedic manual therapy.  The clinics are committed to providing specialized care for individuals suffering from chronic and acute pain, complex sports-related injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and neurological disorders.  This care is provided in a supportive and encouraging environment.  The emphasis of care is Functional Manual Therapy®, which includes Functional MobilizationTM, soft tissue and joint mobilization, back education, and individualized exercise programs.

For more FMT® Fellowship information email: fellowship@ipafmt.com.

For information on the Functional Manual Therapy® Residency visit: FMT Residency