Brent Yamashita, PT, MPT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT
Brent Yamashita earned his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from California State University of Fresno in 1997. He is Certified in Functional Manual Therapy through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has taken an eclectic approach to PT and an abundance of continuing education, with the hopes that this wealth and variety of learning may benefit that “one” patient. His patients include professional dancers, snow sport enthusiasts ranging from youth to the Olympic development levels, high school to 80 year old athletes, those with chronic pain, and those that want to improve their posture, function, and quality of life.
Brent is co-owner (with Greg and Vicky Johnson – the Founders of The Institute of Physical Art) of IPA Physio Steamboat, a private practice in Steamboat Springs, CO. He currently serves as lead faculty for the IPA’s Functional Manual Therapy Fellowship and has had several case studies accepted for National and International Conferences. He is an instructor for the IPA’s Functional Mobilization courses and the Dynamic Foot & Ankle. Since 2010, Brent has been a lead instructor of the IPA in Japan. In 2015, Brent jumped at the opportunity to complete Diane Lee’s ISM year-long program. He was very blessed to learn from Diane as well as Gail Wetzler (The Barral Institute). He now incorporates the ISM organizational approach with his fellows-in-training.
Brent, his lovely wife Jessica, and their 3 daughters enjoy the outdoors and life adventures together. He plays hockey, the guitar, snowboards, cross country skis, and may occasionally ollie on a skateboard or break forth in spontaneous breakdance.