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Dani Luna


Physical Therapist - IPA Manhattan

Physical Therapist - IPA Manhattan

Dani obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from New York University. While at NYU, she was introduced to the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) and their Functional Manual Therapy (FMT) approach. She was inspired to approach the whole body as an integrated system and influence the system through manual touch and manipulation to restore efficient function and eliminate pain. During her last year in the DPT program, Dani took courses through the IPA, which began preparing her for the rigorous certification process in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT). After practicing in New York for a year, Dani moved to California and completed a 1-year residency, through the IPA to further her manual therapy skills. She finds the scaffolding of FMT allowed for ease of integration with other system approaches that she took continuing education from ie. the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Spinal Manipulation Institute, and Herman and Wallace Institute. Her passion in physical therapy focused on Orthopedic and Sports related injuries which stems from her long history as an avid athlete. Today, she continues to live an active lifestyle long distance running, cycling, hiking, and playing volleyball. She also holds a certification as a strength and conditioning specialist. While she continues to treat Orthopedic and Sports related injuries, she also has delved into the world of pelvic floor physical therapy in the last few years, treating males, females, and transgender. The bottom of the core is comprised of the pelvic floor muscles which function contribute to core stabilization and integral to achieving maximal core strength. Weakness in the pelvic floor can contribute to core weakness, low back pain, incontinence, and sexual dysfunction. She believes the pelvic floor is often a missing link that goes unaddressed in orthopedic and sports issues. Some pelvic floor conditions that affect overall function and impact everyday lives are chronic pelvic pain, pudendal neuralgia, incontinence, prostatitis, hernias, sexual dysfunction, dyspareunia, diastases recti and prolapse.


Graduated from New York University

Will be completing her CFMT in 2020

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