Our Approach

Our Approach at LoHi Physical Therapy

in Denver

All our therapists have many hours of additional post-graduate training.  The main focus at LoHi PT is Functional Manual Therapytm, as taught by the Institute of Physical Art (IPA).  When you receive therapy from an Institute of Physical Art trained therapist; you get an integrated approach.


Functional Manual Therapytm

“The development of the Functional Manual Therapy System has evolved for more than 35 years and is based on the tireless work of Gregg Johnson and Vicky Saliba Johnson. Their dedication and ongoing efforts to develop innovative therapy techniques to solve complex musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunctions is evidenced by the thousands of patients that have benefited from their care."

  • Functional Manual Therapytm uses specific evaluation techniques to identify movement dysfunctions that contribute to pain, decreased mobility and degenerative changes. Based on the evaluative findings, specific hands on therapy techniques and movement patterns are used to restore efficient mobility of the joints and soft tissues which include muscle, nerves, organs, fascia, skin, tendons and ligaments. Once efficient mobility of the system has been restored, neuromuscular re-education is utilized to improve specific muscle initiation, strength and endurance.
  • The final component is to improve motor control, which focuses on proper movement patterns that allow for the most efficient use of the body. This includes integration of sports specific movements, to everyday activities such as walking, lifting, active sitting, and other day to day activities.”

-Institute of PhysicalArt.com


Additional Training

  • We also have training from the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM-US), which emphasizes precise diagnosis and thorough treatment.  IAOM emphasizes the biopsychosocial model and Interplay between regions.
  • We incorporate techniques from:
    • University of St. Augustine
    • Aston® Kinetics
    • Osteopathic Methodology
    • Neurodevelopmental Treatment
    • Sensory Integration
    • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN):  A highly effective technique which uses small needles to stimulate myofascial trigger points for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. 


We believe in Evidenced Based Practice, incorporating current research, clinical reasoning and patient preferences to facilitate optimal outcomes.

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