Functional Manual Therapists
Functional Manual Therapy is a systemic approach. We utilize a variety of evidence and clinically proven manual techniques to actively releasing soft tissue and prepare it for movement. Then, utilizing the innate movement patterns of the body, we restore joint and whole body movement. Finally, Working together with the patient to help you to THRIVE in your chosen sport, activity, and living environment
Manual Therapy: Our Role Models
Over the decades of working within the Art of Manual Therapy, we have been introduced to the therapeutic techniques some of the truly gifted innovators whom we call "The Greats" in the area of Manual and Functional Movement therapy. In their shadows, we humbly rely upon their life work, hoping to release fascial tension and restore systemic pliability. We, as did they, gain tremendous satisfaction from seeing our patient restored to optimal function.
They have kept alive and advanced Dr. Maggie Knott's PNF, and introduced their own "Functional Mobilization" to the field of physical therapy.
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P. MICHAEL LEAHY DC
Originator and developer of the Active Release Technique (ART), He has introduced precision and selective tissue mobilization to the art of Myofascial Release.
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BRIAN MULLIGAN PT
He was an innovator in Myofascial release by introducing "Mobilization with Movement" within his Mulligan Concept. He can be credited with merging the concepts of soft tissue mobilization and movement restoration. LEARN MORE HERE.
ROBIN McKENZIE PhD, OBE
Originator and author of Treat Your Own Back, McKenzie has championed the concept which he called Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)—a profoundly simple system encompassing assessment (evaluation), diagnosis and treatment for the spine, and extremities. LEARN MORE HERE.
SHARON GIAMATTEO PT, PhD, IMT-C
She introduced the "Muscle Energy" concepts of Dr. Lawrence Jones to a new generation of Manual Therapists. She also founded her own merging of East/West concepts into her Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT). LEARN MORE HERE.
MIKE REINOLD PT
The rising star of this generation's Physical Therapists, Manual Therapists, and Sports Trainers. Mike has authored and advanced the training and management of The Athlete's Shoulder. At Champion Physical Therapy, he is developing a comprehensive system that integrates the Rehab and Fitness Professionals. LEARN MORE HERE.