Travis was first introduced to the Functional Manual Therapy (FMT) approach while in Physical Therapy School and witnessed the power of FMT and the importance of enhancing function, not simply treating symptoms. Over the past year Travis participated in a residency program studying in depth the FMT approach which culminated in successful completion of his Certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT).
Travis will now transition into a Faculty role with the Institute of Physical Art allowing him to pass on his expertise in the FMT approach. In addition, he recently began the Kinected Functional Manual Therapy Fellowship Program. This rigorous program will further equip Travis to manage all aspects of care to even the most complex of patients. In addition to working at Kinected, Travis has the opportunity to provide FMT to Broadway performers backstage weekly at Hamilton and fills in as needed at a variety of other shows.
Travis completed his undergraduate work at Clemson University in 2009 and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Elon University in 2014. In addition to his FMT training, he has studied and taken courses from the work of Bob Elvey, Geoffrey Maitland, and The Gray Institute. He maintains professional interest in studying nutrition and its role in development of pain, inflammation, and chronic diseases. His experience also includes cervicogenic headaches, spine pathologies, and enhancing the ability to connect the human body as one efficient unit to allow for decreased pain, improved function and physical performance.
Outside of work Travis, enjoys exploring the parks of NYC with his wife and their dog. He loves to eat good food, exercise, watch college football, and listen to books/podcasts on entrepreneurism and professional development.