Certified Functional Manual Therapy™ (CFMT)

Certified Functional Manual Therapy™ (CFMT)

Becoming a Certified Functional Manual Therapist by the Institute of Physical Art signifies that a therapist is exceptionally adept and has mastered Functional Manual Therapy®.

Across the entire world, there are 300 CFMTs and two of them are on staff at The Hand To Shoulder Center.

What Is Functional Movement Therapy?

As defined by the IPA, FMT® is an integrated evaluation and treatment system that promotes optimum human performance by enhancing total body mobility and CoreFirst® postural & movement strategies.

The FMT® program promotes a more direct relationship between neuromuscular facilitation, mechanical treatment, and the desired functional outcome.

What is the Benefit to Patients?

Having CFMTs on staff means another step forward towards our goal of treating the whole body. By integrating the neurological side of physical therapy with movement therapy, patients become self-sufficient faster than ever before.

As the IPA says, the ultimate goal of Functional Manual Therapy® is to provide patients with the mechanical ability, the neuromuscular tools of strength & endurance, and the bodily awareness to become self-sufficient and more proficient in all areas of human performance.

It’s just another way that we’re treating the person, not the pain.

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Elizabeth Flash


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One of the nicest and most competent doctors I have ever been to. Very compassionate and knowledgeable. Took his time, explained everything thoroughly. I highly recommend him!! Thank you Dr. Lesley for a wonderful experience. Also his office staff and nurses are wonderful and the wait time was the shortest I’ve ever experienced. A+ in my books!!

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David McClellan


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Excellent diagnosis and treatment. Both myself and my wife have used Dr. Lesley and his PA Maddie. They are excellent at listening to the problem and making a spot on diagnosis.  Dr. Lesley is not quick to recommend any invasive treatment. He and Maddie attempt to solve the issue with the least stress and discomfort. The two are highly recommended.

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The Hand to Shoulder Center

At The Hand to Shoulder Center in Fort Worth, TX, our team of fellowship-trained hand, elbow, and shoulder surgeons treat any and all conditions from the shoulder to the fingertip. Our surgeons perform both elective and reconstructive procedures, including:

  • Joint Replacement
  • Traumatic Injury Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Wide Awake Local Anesthesia Only Surgery

Our physicians are associated with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. For more information or to request an appointment, please contact us online or call (817) 420-9238.

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