Physical Therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who evaluate and treat individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health related conditions that limit their ability to function optimally. They utilize treatment techniques to promote movement, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
A Functional Manual Therapist®, FMT, is a physical therapist who has taken post-graduate coursework with an emphasis on restoration of an individual’s optimal function. An FMT addresses the body as a whole and identifies the source of an individual’s loss of function and utilizes manual, hands-on, techniques to improve strength, endurance and neuromuscular control with the ultimate goal of achieving optimal human movement.