A CFMT is a physical therapist that has gone through extensive coursework and training in evaluation and treatment of the body as an integrated system through the Institute of Physical Art as well as an in person practical lab and written examination process that ensures a high level of mastery of the material. There are currently only approximately 20 CFMT's in the state of Wisconsin.
With an integrated whole body approach to assessment and treatment, you will often get results in a shorter period of time because the source(s) of your symptoms are being addressed vs. only the area of pain. The results often last longer as well due to addressing multiple systems of the body vs. one body part. You will also learn how the body compensates for pain, injuries and surgeries that can cause further limitations in mobility/function and how we can address these compensations.
A Z-health trainer uses integrated applied neurology to target the brain. Stimulus inputs come from a variety of different sources both environmentally and internally in our systems. Those inputs travel to the brain through our nervous systems. The brain interprets and decides how it will respond to these inputs/stimulus and provides a movement output based on this. Your assessment and treatment plan will be based on your individual nervous system. You will learn how your vision, vestibular(balance), visceral and the musculoskeletal systems all work together with the brain to give you the best efficient movement output. You will also be educated on how your current symptoms and previous history of injuries/surgeries are related to these systems and what specific exercise drills can be used to improve the affected parts of the nervous system.
It is a practice that has no contracts with commercial insurance companies. It is not enrolled in Medicare and therefore; has no relationship with Medicare. Payment is collected at the time of service in the form of cash, check, credit card, HSA, FSA or HRA accounts. This allows the therapist to treat the whole body as a system without the constraint that insurance companies have in regard to a limited number of PT visits for a single body part/diagnosis.
It is a technique that uses a balloon pump which is inserted into the nasal passages to restore mobility of the cranium and enhance the airway. This can be effective for post concussion symptoms, headaches, sinus issues, nasal obstruction/blockage, previous cranial/facial fractures and TMJ/neck/facial pain. At Integrative Manual Physical Therapy, if this technique is part of your treatment plan, it will be integrated with other manual treatments to maximize the result.