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