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, winter travel for girl’s hockey games 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.
anthony j. tomaselli - pt, cfmt, dpt, cmtpt
Anthony Tomaselli is from Vermont and happily married to his bride of 20+ years. They have 4 children, including twins adopted from West Africa.
Anthony completed his Bachelor’s of Science in PT at the University of Vermont in 1998. In 2017 he completed his transitional doctorate of PT degree via Arcadia University. His first 7 years working at a small hospital provided experience in Acute/Subacute Care, Post-Surgical & Neuro Rehab. In 2007 he took a position at a private practice in rural VT and has since independently managed a satellite outpatient orthopedic clinic where he has been able to practice Functional Manual Therapy (FMT) methods. Additionally, he opened his own private clinic in 2018 part-time; with plans to make it full-time upon completion of his IPA Fellowship.
Anthony took his first IPA course in 2005 and was “hooked,” repetitively taking as many IPA courses as possible until he completed his CFMT in 2013. His passion for the FMT material/concepts is reflected in his attendance as a volunteer lab assistant in over 30 IPA courses. It is his tenacious pursuit of learning that has lead him to the IPA fellowship. He is certified in dry needling via Myopain seminars and has additional training in Visceral, Neuromeningeal, IMTS/Osteopathic approaches, Spinal Manipulation, and TMJ/TMD courses.
Anthony enjoys family time, skiing with his children, the outdoors, and a variety of regular fitness activities.
garrett petry - pt, dpt, cfmt
From a young age, Garrett had a fascination with how the human body functioned that stemmed from having a family rooted in holistic healthcare, along with a passion for athletics. This led him to California Polytechnic University at Pomona where he studied Sports Medicine/Exercise Science and competed on the Men’s Soccer team.
After receiving his Bachelor’s in Science, he moved home and began his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of St. Augustine in San Diego CA. Garrett followed the manual therapy emphasis for which The University of St. Augustine is renowned. While studying for his DPT, he was exposed to the IPA’s Functional Manual Therapy (FMT) and was enamored with the way the approach connected to patients physically and functionally. After graduating he took a job with a premier provider of FMT in Chicago (Body Gears Physical Therapy) and in 2016 he sat for CFMT passing with Honors.
He has gone on to expand his skill set by becoming certified (C1) by the Schroth Barcelona Institute (SBI) for specialization with patients with Scoliosis. Other instrumental courses in his skill set progression has been through the Barral Institute for Visceral and Neural Manipulation, and Spinal Manipulation Courses with Tim Crunk and Bob LeBeau.
In his free time, Garrett leads an active lifestyle; he enjoys playing soccer, running half- marathons, body weight strength training, hiking, or something new that expands his understanding of movement. When he wants to relax, he enjoys listening to music, watching sports, and collecting vinyl records.