Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT)
For Optimal Health

What is a Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT)?

Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) is manual therapy that looks at the human body in a 3-dimensional manner.  It is a constant evaluation and treatment of the 3-pillars of the FMT paradigm: mechanical capacity, neuromuscular function, and motor control.  It looks beyond normative values but the innate human potential instead.  Breakthroughs in the development of FMT were made working with professional dancers, runners, and complex cases.  Because of this "out of the box" thinking, problems were solved brilliantly and in curious ways.  FMT is a full body approach to treating the body's tissues and neuromuscular system to promote functional efficiency.

Its mechanical treatment is end-feel directed rather than soley on position, motion, and symmetry.  FMT was developed under the principles of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).  So the treatment sessions literally feel like dancing and flowing to help make our patients better.

Mechanical capacity is evaluated and treated with our trained hands that make mobilizations laser-specific, rather than passive mobilizations of laying supine on the treatment table.  This is why we say that we're doing something WITH you rather than something happening TO you.  FMPs reveal the exact motion and position that was directly affecting the specific region in question.  Physical therapy diagnosis and treatment becomes fast, seamless, and creates immediate results.

The second pillar, neuromuscular function, uses our hands to activate very specific fibers of the core rather than requiring multiple physical therapy visits and 1-hour long home program with multiple repetitions and conscious mental effort to isolate specific fibers with weights and bands for weeks on end.  Because PNF is like dancing and integrating with the innate human system, its effectiveness is exceptional--thus faster--at diagnosing and treating initiation, strength, endurance, and elongation of the deep core, getting results quicker and safer.

Motor control is the final pillar of the FMT approach.  Our hands and observation skills continuously uses PNF principles to treat the movements that you care about.  We take specific movements that do not look and feel right, treat out the mechanical dysfunctions, restore the neuromuscular function with PNF and FMPs, and apply it back to the motor control system revealing effortless movement that just seems to magically flow with the rest of the human system.  This final pillar is where prescriptive exercise can become highly beneficial to help you get the results you need.
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Functional Mobilization for Your Entire Body

We fully evaluate and treat the system that is your body.

This includes your cranium, viscera, soft tissue, and dural-neural systems of the body.  Your body and mind are one, which allows a great deal of influence between your function and physical well-being and vice versa.

Therefore, we provide patient education on functional holding patterns, the somatic effects from past experiences, as well as breathing patterns as part of this process.

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Functional Evaluation of your Airway Health and Sleep Health

We have taken the pledge to evaluate the airway health of our patients.

It's not just about snoring.  Many chronic conditions and preventable diseases are related to poor quality of their airway and sleep and vice versa.

Here are 2 quick ways to assess if you're getting enough sleep, as proposed by Dr. Matthew Walker PhD.

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Continuous Evaluation of Your Functional Movement System

We provide regular recalibration therapy, where our patients can visit to make sure their body and system is functioning properly, or if they are in need for an adjustment.

Through the use of our hands with Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), we tap into your innate human design to help you find your inner potential.

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Postural Training with Protective Automatic Core Engagement™ (ACE)

You use your posture to communicate, to work, and to play on a daily basis. Having an efficient posture--not plumb line "normal" posture-- can mean the difference between long-term pain or having optimal mobility and health.

We provide training on how to get effective posture that is unique to your body type, frame, and lifestyle.  And then show you how to use that posture for meaningful activities with Automatic Core Engagement™(ACE).  This natural and innate feedforward mechanism will help to protect you from harm caused by the ineffective strategy that you had before.

We also provide continual patient education to help you apply functional principles to ergonomically sleep, work, play, travel, and drive.

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Conditions We Successfully Treat

Chronic pain
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel
Weakness in Hands or Feet
Cervical Fusion Recovery
Lumbar Fusion Recovery
Cervical / Lumbar Disc Replacement Recovery
Numbness and/or tingling
Adhesive Capsulitis
Neck pain
Low back pain
Hip pain
Knee pain
Ankle pain
Foot pain
Shoulder pain
Shoulder Impingement
Frozen Shoulder
Shoulder Tendinitis
Tennis Elbow
Golfer's Elbow
Wrist pain
Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
Acromioclavicular Joint (AC Jt.) Arthritis
Patellofemoral Pain (PFP)
Osteoarthritis of knees
Shin Splints
Plantar Fasciitis
Achilles Tendinitis
Ankle Sprain
Hallucis Valgus
Chronic Cramping
Difficulty Walking
Diastasis Recti
Trigeminal Neuralgia

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