fter graduating with my Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University I injured my back. For five years I delt with severe pain and was unable to run. During that time I had mediocre physical therapy, and I had just plain bad physical therapy. Eventually, I had surgery, and while that relieved the excruciating nerve pain, it left me with back pain which was just as disabling. That’s when I found Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT).

FMT® isn’t anything crazy or “out there” – it’s just excellent manual therapy. FMT® assesses and treats limitations in soft tissues and joints, and then follows that up with neuromuscular re-education and motor control training to integrate those changes into your movement patterns. Many therapists use manual therapy to passively treat a single limitation in mobility. 

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I have remained pain-free ever since, and returned to ultrarunning, climbing, skiing, and dynamic and plyometric exercise. My own experience led me to pursue Certification in Functional Manual Therapy®. The certification process entailed 6 years of study culminating in a lengthy and difficult week-long exam. In August of 2016 I received my Certification in Functional Manual Therapy® with Honors from the Institute of Physical Art. 

FMT® applies manual therapy techniques in conjunction with the patient actively engaging in movement to impart quicker and superior results.

Research shows conclusively that gaining passive range of motion does not translate into the brain recognizing the new range of motion. That is why FMT® uses neuromuscular re-education to retrain the brain to recognize the new range and be able to use it.

Let me show you how you can achieve the same level of strength and comfort. I'll use my expertise to guide you through actionable workout plans, and body awareness, that will take you to the next level with your goals.

Functional Manual Therapy® helped me to be pain free and stronger in my activites in ways traditional therapy and surgery couldn't.

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