IPA Manhattan Physical Therapy is committed to providing specialized care for individuals suffering from acute and chronic pain, complex sports related injuries, and neurological disorders. What sets us apart from traditional physical therapy practices and enables us to achieve results even for our complex cases is our unique and comprehensive approach to patient care called Functional Manual Therapy™. We believe in one-hour treatments and the positive impact this treatment philosophy has on your recovery. A one hour treatment allows us enough time to individualize your treatment, focus on discovering and correction the true source of your pain or dysfunction and empower you with the knowledge of how to care for your body and prevent future injury.
PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, FFMT, CSCS
I worked for 2 years doing biochemistry research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine before attending New York Medical College to receive my masters in Physical Therapy. Having a strong passion for learning and a thirst for knowledge, in 2005 I went on to get a clinical doctorate in upper quarter and hand therapy from Drexel University. What solidified my career and has allowed me to open two successful practices, has been my proficient utilization of functional manual therapy. I continue to be part of the I.P.A. faculty teaching other therapists FMT, as well as completing an intensive Fellowship training at I.P.A. — N Y C. Being surrounded by such an amazing staff of physical therapists continues to challenge and motivate me to provide the highest level of PT to my patients.
PT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT
What is your favorite thing about practicing physical therapy? As cliché as it sounds, I like helping people and getting to know them on a personal level. Getting an entire hour with a person really gives me the opportunity to interact with and get to know the person on a level that I think is rare in heath care today. It allows me to really understand and help people get back to the things that really matter to them. I enjoy the challenge of problem solving and helping people get to the root of their problems.
PT, DPT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT
Ryan Johnson graduated from University of California San Francisco with his doctorate of physical therapy. After graduating, Ryan enrolled in the Institute of Physical Art’s APTA Credentialed Orthopedic Residency where he spent 8 months in Eugene, Oregon mentoring under Michael Baum, PT, CFMT and Kent Keyser, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, ATC, CKTP, FFCFMT, FAAOMPT. He then moved to Delhi, India and worked for 3 months as Residency Co-Director/Instructor for the Institute of Physical Art’s Functional Manual Therapy Residency program where he was involved in training 14 Indian Physiotherapists in Functional Manual Therapy. He relocated to New York City to go through the Institute of Physical Art’s AAOMPT/APTA Credentialed Functional Manual Therapy Fellowship program. After attaining the recognition as a FAAOMPT (Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists) Ryan continues to work and train at the IPA Manhattan clinic.
MSPT, DPT, CFMT
What was your inspiration to join the Physical Therapy profession? From a very early time I was able to appreciate how much Physical Therapy can benefit people in so many ways. Volunteering in physical therapy clinics before entering the profession opened my eyes to the many services we can provide individuals. Whether someone walks into the clinic with a neurological diagnoses, orthopedic diagnoses, or is just interested in overall preventative care and wellness, physical therapists are equipped with tools to rehabilitate every individual in some way.
PT, DPT, CFMT
YJ is a New Jersey native who graduated from Northeastern University in 2013 after completing a six-year Doctor of Physical Therapy program.In 2017, he completed an Orthopedic Functional Manual Therapy Residency through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) under the mentorship of Seth Blee, DPT, CFMT at Inova Health System in Fairfax, VA. He received his Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) certification after passing the examination in Steamboat, CO. He is currently in the process of completing his fellowship through Institute of Physical Art’s Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT)/American Physical Therapy Associate (APTA) credentialed Functional Manual Therapy Fellowship program.
PT, DPT, CFMT
I chose this path in Physical Therapy and never looked back. I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Hunter College and it was during this time that I was introduced to the IPA and the FMT approach. The FMT paradigm made sense but it was during my clinical rotations at IPA Manhattan and the time spent in patient care after graduation that I was truly inspired by the changes that were being made through the FMT approach. As an avid golfer, I received my certification through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and incorporate the FMT paradigm in evaluating/treating kinematic swing sequence inefficiencies that are found in golfers, baseball, hockey and tennis players. I am very blessed to work with a group of skilled and passionate individuals at IPA Manhattan who continuously motivate and inspire me to deliver the best patient care.
PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS
What is your favorite thing about practicing Physical Therapy? The people I meet are definitely the best part of practicing Physical Therapy. Each new patient impresses me with their creativity and uniqueness. I've found it's important to know a person's story, in addition to their injury, in order to tailor treatment to best serve them. It is an absolute pleasure to help guide my patients to better health and a pain-free life. I know it can be overwhelming to negotiate our healthcare system. So, I constantly strive to empower people to take control of their health.