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FM I: Functional Mobilization I is organized by The Institute of Physical Art, Inc. (IPA) and will be held from Mar 15 - 17, 2019 at Body Gears Physical Therapy (Oak Brook), Oak Brook, Illinois, United States of America.

Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act.

Course Purpose:
Written and developed by Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT and Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT. FM I (formerly FO I) was the first biomechanical soft tissue mobilization (STM) course offered to the PT profession. It presents an integrated approach to patient care with emphasis on soft tissue mobilization combined with PNF, joint mobilization and exercise training. This course presents techniques that are the foundation to advanced course material. 
FM I trains the participant to observe structure, posture, and movement and correlate the presenting mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control objective findings to dysfunctions in the soft tissue system. The concept of the human body as an interconnected dynamic system will be stressed, presenting evidence as to the interrelationship between the soft tissue system and the articular, neuromuscular, and motor control systems. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of the soft tissue structures and the application of specific treatment techniques to normalize any identified dysfunction.

Course Objectives:
• Define and identify efficient and inefficient structure and function utilizing three IPA Functional Tests.
• Correlate subjective findings to dysfunctions in the soft tissues of the body.
• Develop specific layer palpation skills to assist in the delineation of structures involved.
• Perform seven specific Functional Soft Tissue Mobilization techniques as an integrated component of the Functional Manual Therapy® system for posterior and anterior spinal structures.
• Discuss the current literature related to Soft Tissue Mobilization.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.


Gregory Paprocki
Gregory Paprocki

Physical Therapy

Christopher DeMarco
Christopher DeMarco

Physical Therapy

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Venue Address

Body Gears Physical Therapy (Oak Brook)
2311 W 22nd St Suite 110
Oak Brook, Illinois, United States of America

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook,

1909 Spring Rd,

Oak Brook, Illinois, United States of America 60523,

+1 630-472-6000

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