Brent Yamashita - PT, MPT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT
co-owner & clinic Director
Brent Yamashita received both his Bachelors of Science and Master’s degrees in Physical Therapy from California State University of Fresno in 1995 and 1997 respectively. He began his training with the Institute of Physical Art in 2001. He successfully incorporated the training he received from the Institute while working with orthopedic and neurological patients at a private practice in Fresno, CA. From 2003 to 2005, Brent had the opportunity to collaborate with a group of pain management physicians while serving as the Director for Physical Therapy services in a PT owned practice.
In 2009 Brent passed the Certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT) with distinction and at the top of his class. He accepted the invitation to the year long Fellowship in Functional Manual Therapy in 2010-11. He now serves as the Clinic Director of Johnson & Johnson Physical Therapy and is a faculty member for the IPA Fellowship in Steamboat Springs, CO. In addition to clinical responsibilities, Brent is an instructor for FMI and FMII both domestically and in Japan and is part of the examination board for CFMT. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedics Section, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has had several case studies accepted for International and National Conferences, including the successful resolution of lower back pain and nerve root pain after failed back and knee surgery, the importance of referring a patient to an MD when symptoms were related to a blood clot in the leg and lung, and working with a frozen shoulder patient when uncontrolled thyroid problems were associated.
Brent and his family enjoy the outdoors and life adventures together. He has run marathons and half marathons at average speed, plays hockey, the guitar, and may occasionally ollie on a skateboard or break forth in spontaneous breakdance.
Steve Warfel - PT, DPT, MTC, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT
Steve Warfel graduated from Penn State University with a B.S in Exercise Physiology in December of 1999. He completed his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2001 and 2002 respectively, earning high honors and also the Manual Therapy Certification (MTC). During his time in St. Augustine, he was introduced to the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) when Vicky Johnson taught PNF I, inspiring him to continue taking courses. In 2010 Steve completed the Certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT) with honors. Steve was then accepted to the fellowship program, working diligently academically and clinically improve his skills and broaden his knowledge base over the year long program. After graduating and achieving fellow status with IPA and nationally with the American Association of Orthopedic Manual Therapists (AAOMPT), he has accepted a permanent position at Johnson and Johnson PT and helps Brent and Gregg mentor new fellows. He is an avid outdoors man and enjoys snowboarding, hiking, Nordic skiing, and mountain biking. He has raced mountain bikes at CAT 1 and 2 levels for six years for a team out of Golden, Feedback Sports, and currently competes in Steamboat in the expert class, highlighted by a 9th place finish in the Honey Stinger race. Steve enjoys living in Steamboat with his new bride, Heidi.
Kyle D. McIntyre - PT, DPT, CFMT
Kyle is originally from Pennsylvania and has been residing in Maryland for the past six years. He graduated from Arcadia University with a B.A. in Biology (2009) and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2012). Since graduating, Kyle has completed continuing education in: Functional Manual Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Movement Restoration, Neuroscience Pain Education, Nervous System Mobilization, Spinal Mobilization and Manipulation, and Movement System Syndromes. In 2014, he began an Orthopedic Residency through the Functional Manual Therapy Foundation. In 2016, Kyle completed his Functional Manual Therapy Certification (through the Institute of Physical Art) with the highest level of distinction and joined the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) faculty as an instructor. He is currently an instructor for the IPA's Dynamic Foot and Ankle and Functional Gait courses. In 2018, he began the Fellowship program through the Functional Manual Therapy Foundation. He is excited to join Johnson and Johnson Physical Therapy to continue to learn and better be able to help patients reduce their pain and improve their quality of life.
Tony book - pt, dpt
Tony joins the team from Boise Idaho and is happily married to an amazing wife with three great kids. He obtained his Physical Therapy Doctorate from the prestigious Loma Linda University after his undergraduate degree at Boise State. Tony was a collegiate sprinter and continues to stay active with basketball, mountain biking and resistance training. He enjoys guitar, turning wrenches and woodworking. Tony is mastering the FMT material quickly and enjoys the eclectic style of manual therapy coupled with movement science. Tony is working towards his certification in Functional Manual Therapy as a Resident at Johnson and Johnson Physical Therapy.
Guia Sheker - pt, mpt, cfmt
Guia Sheker graduated from NYU's Bachelors of Physical Therapy program in the winter of 1998. While working full-time in outpatient orthopedic clinics, Guia attended graduate school at Touro College for her Advanced Master's degree in Othopedic Physical Therapy. During this time she was introduced to various schools of thought from Michigan State, IMTS, and The Institute of Physical Art. It was during this program that Guia was first introduced to Functional Manual Therapy (FMT)™ and after 11 years in the institute, Guia joined the Long Island University Center for Physical Rehabilitation as the 1st FMT™ Resident. After sitting for her certification in FMT™ in 2014, Guia took over as clinical and residency director while her mentor took a year to work and mentor other FMT™ therapists in Delhi, India.
Guia has completed numerous continuing education courses: Herman and Wallace, Gray Cook's FMS and SFMA series, Upledger, NAIOMT, Mackenzie, Maitland and Barral. While her interests include martial arts and golf, Guia is also a certified yoga instructor. Some of her specialties include Women's Health, Dry Needling, and Chronic Pain.
Along with the over 18 years of experience that she brings to Johnson and Johnson Physical Therapy, Guia brings a passion for treating and learning from her colleagues and patients. She is very excited to continue advancing her skills during her Fellowship program at JJPT.