Todd Vanatta

  • Todd Vanatta

P.T., M.P.T., C.F.M.T.
Certified Functional Manual Therapist

Education: Todd graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Master of Physical Therapy in 2005, after completing his Bachelor of Health and Human Sciences in 2004. He received credentialing as a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) in 2012.  He continues to lab assist in courses offered through The Institute of Physical Art throughout the country, and serves as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students.  He has also completed multiple advanced courses in functional manual therapy, manipulation, neurovascular and visceral mobilization, and management of chronic pain syndromes.  He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Clinically:  Todd's approach to physical therapy includes modern, hands-on techniques combined with evidence-based treatment.  He believes in finding the underlying source of impairment to help clients reach their full functional potential.  All areas are assessed to determine any mechanical, neuromuscular, or motor control issues that may contribute to a client's dysfunction.  In addition to manual therapy techniques, Todd includes extensive education on efficient posture, body mechanics, and appropriate exercises.  Todd treats all orthopedic conditions including neck and back pain, extremity dysfunction, headache, TMJ or jaw pain, visceral dysfunction, and chronic pain.

Socially:  Born and raised in Sycamore, Todd enjoys serving DeKalb County.  He lives in Sycamore with his wife, Shannon, and children, Hunter and Isabelle.  In addition to spending time with friends and family, Todd enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, fishing, water sports, and snowmobiling.  He is also a musician, playing primarily piano the majority of his life.



What type of treatment will
I receive?

Treatment is based on the initial examination findings along with ongoing reassessment and evaluation. Treatment may consist of a variety of hands-on joint and soft tissue treatment techniques, gentle exercise techniques, pain reducing modalities, and education in self-management skills.

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Your Right to Choose

The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.