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Emily Milner MSPT, CFMT

"Why did you want to become a Physical Therapist" is a question I often get and to be completely honest, my motivation was self-serving.  For as long as I can recall, my physical body was a source of tension, pain and a general unease.  It was a tool that I used to complete tasks and to get from point A to B, but it never really felt like home.  My desire to find a way to inhabit my body in a way that felt good led me to study the field of Physical Therapy and eventually Functional Manual Therapy™, Craniosacral Therapy, and fascial specific Visceral Manipulation.  


The FMT training was a complete paradigm shift for me with its unique, 3 pillar approach to analyzing and optimizing human movement.  It gave me the tools to understand the human body as an interconnected unit and be able to enhance mechanical capacity of all body tissues, neuromuscular function and motor control. Within this framework, I also include my training in fascial specific Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy and  Frequency Specific Microcurrent.  These modalities each played pivotal roles in helping me to decrease pain and to make a shift towards a greater sense of ease and wholeness in my body.  The positive effects on my overall health, well-being and athletic performance were significant.


My journey back to my body has been a lifelong teacher and it is my hope and my passion to share this wisdom with my community and play a role in helping others to also find their way back home.

With over 15 years experience as a Physical Therapist, I specialize in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions.​  In 2019, I received my certification in Functional Manual Therapy through the Institute of Physical Art.  

I believe a whole person, individualized approach to patient care can help to get to the root causes of pain syndromes.  In my practice, I seek to understand all of the factors that could be contributing to my client's clinical picture. Treatment primarily directed at managing symptoms can give temporary relief, but often does not create the change needed for resolution in the long term.

In my free time, I enjoy skiing, mountain and road biking, yoga, travel, gardening, cooking, reading, music, learning new things and spending time with my two daughters, husband, family and friends.


  • I specialize in conditions not resolved by traditional physical therapy, massage therapy and/or chiropractic treatment.

  • Chronic pain

  • Spinal pain

  • Orthopedic conditions

    • Back/Neck/Radiating​

    • Hip/Knee/Ankle

    • Shoulder/Elbow/Wrist

  • Sports injuries

  • Athletic performance optimization 

  • Pre and post surgical care

  • Headaches/migraines

  • TMJ dysfunction

  • Post Concussive Syndrome.


  • Western Washington University: Bachelors of Science, Exercise Science

  • University of Colorado: Master of Science (M.S.P.T.), Physical Therapy 

  • Institute of Physical Art: Certified Functional Manual Therapist (C.F.M.T.)


  • June 2024-Listening Techniques 1 (Barral Institute)

  • November 2023 -Visceral Manipulation 4 Thorax (Barral Institute)

  • August 2023 - Visceral Manipulation 3 Pelvis (Barral Institute)

  • March 2023 - Visceral Manipulation 2 Abdomen 2 (Barral Institute)

  • October 2022 - Craniosacral 2 (Upledger Institute)

  • August 2022 - Visceral Manipulation 1 Abdomen (Barral Institute)

  • November 2021-Resistance Enhanced Manipulation (IPA)

  • July 2021- Core Seminar (Frequency Specific Microcurrent Seminars)

  • April 2021- Craniosacral 1 (Upledger Institute)

  • February 2021- The Vagus Nerve-Balancing the Autonomic Nervous System (IPA)

  • June 2020-Management of the 3 Pressure System to Enhance Posture and Movement (IPA)

  • May 2020 – Strategies for Optimizing Performance (IPA)

  • February 2020 – Visceral Functional Mobilization (IPA)

  • January 2020- Core Seminar (Frequency Specific Microcurrent Seminars)

  • August 2019 – Certification for Functional Manual Therapist through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA)

  • July 2019 – Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant (IPA)

  • April 2019 – Functional Mobilization I (IPA)

  • March 2019 – Core First Strategies (IPA)

  • June 2018 – Functional Mobilization II (IPA)

  • April 2018 – PNF I (IPA)

  • March 2018 – Core First Strategies (IPA)

  • May 2015 – Core First Strategies (IPA)

  • August 2014 – Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant (IPA)

  • May 2014 – Functional Mobilization I (IPA)

  • March 2014 – Functional Gait (IPA)

  • February 2014 –Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant (IPA)

  • July 2013 – Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant (IPA)

  • April 2013 – PNF I - (IPA)

  • July 2012 – Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant (IPA)

  • March 2012 – PNF 1 - (IPA)

  • November 2007- NAIOMT Level II: Lower Extremity

  • November 2006- NAIOMT Level II: Upper Extremity

  • April 2006 - Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado: Level I Muscle Energy Techniques of Cervical Spine

  • March 2004 – Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado: Level I Muscle Energy Techniques of the Lumbar Spine, Pelvis, and Sacrum

  • February 2004 – Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, Level II, II, Lower Quarter

Resource Physical Therapy with Emily Milner


A holistic healing approach for achieving a higher level of well-being.
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