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Fellowship Introduction

Functional Manual Therapy Fellowship

An APTA/AAOMPT Credentialed Fellowship Offered by The Functional Manual Therapy Foundation

  • Fellowship Training Location Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Advanced training in complex patient management
  • Training in manipulative skills for all regions of the body
  • Advanced Motor Control and Exercise Training
  • Monthly Testing to ensure mastery of fellowship curriculum



Fellowship Methods & Hours

Instructional Methods and Hours Chart


Fellowship Curriculum

Units 100 to 300 are required for Fellowship.  Units 320 through 400 are completed either for Certification prior to the Fellowship or as part of the Fellowship’s required Pre Clinical Lab Instruction.  Each unit will be reviewed and tested during the initial month of training.


Fellowship Program Cost

Please be aware that the individual analysis of the FMT Fellowship program allows for variables in the cost to the Fellow in training.  The hard and variable costs are outlined below for a quick summary.  These are further explained in the contract. 


Fellowship Location

Steamboat Springs, Colorado


Fellowship Application

To create a complete application package, fill out the application and attach the following:


Fellowship Testimonials


My IPA FMT fellowship has been professionally life changing.  I developed such an in depth understanding of movement assessment as an evaluation and treatment tool,  I am now able to take any level of person or athlete, evaluate the biomechanics of a particular function, and develop a treatment approach based on the functional mobilization principles.  During my fellowship I learned the skills to scan for dysfunctions, both hidden and obvious as well as being involved with the creation of a number of treatment techniques.   This lesson of creativity was one of the greatest treasures of my fellowship.  I am constantly in a mentor or mentee relationship and my treatment styles are ever-evolving.  Nesin Therapy Services, PC has developed an outstanding reputation as a model manual therapy practice based on IPA principles.

Michelle, FMT Fellow 2009

I am currently two thirds complete with my fellowship.  Having practiced in both orthopedic and neurologically based treatment facilities for the past 13 years, I felt I brought a fair amount of experience into this fellowship.  For the past 8 months there has not been a day where I have not taken something “new” or “challenging” away from the structured in-services, co-treatment sessions, and one-on-one times with the fellowship faculty.  My growth has seen no sign of plateau, not only as a manual therapist, but also as a patient educator and advocate.  I love going that extra distance to make a difference in those patients that have not been helped, despite having received sometimes numerous treatments elsewhere.  I am enjoying the positive, at times life changing, influences I have been able to make on patients, their families, and the greater community of Steamboat.

Brent, FMT Fellow in Training, 2011

My current contact information:
Brenton A. Yamashita, MPT, CFMT
Johnson and Johnson Physical Therapy
1856 Lincoln Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
(970) 879-4558


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