"Solving a problem is not a solution. Eliminating the root cause of the problem is."
Annmarie McManus, MMSc, PA-C, PT, IFMCP | Functional Medicine Physician Assistant
Annmarie is a Physician Assistant with a passion for providing holistic care while utilizing an individual approach to support her clients’ physiologic, emotional and nutritional needs.
Annamarie is a life-long learner who is also seeking new educational opportunities, development of skills and professional growth.
In addition to being a Physician Assistant, Annmarie has been a Physical Therapist for over 20 years and has worked with clients of all demographics including the famous Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.
Annmarie talks about her background
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is a holistic approach to patient care, and Annmarie McManus, MMSc, PA-C, PT, IFMCP is certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine as a member of one of the first certifying classes. While traditional medicine focuses on a disease diagnosis as the end state, functional medicine finds underlying causes for those diseases. For example, a conventional provider may jump to write a pain prescription, whereas a functional medicine practitioner looks for the underlying causes of dysfunction–including inflammation, alignment, others–and takes extra time to listen to you, assess you neurologically, order specialty metabolic and nutritional lab work, etc.
Are you a candidate for Functional Medicine? Ask yourself the following questions:
- Does the problem keeps coming back again and again?
- Are you suffering from hormonal imbalance?
- Weary of chronic joint pains and body aches?
- Gaining weight, especially at the tummy? Hair falling out?
- Mood unpredictable,tense, then irritable, even sad?
- Is your body hurting all over?
Annmarie is highly skilled at treating the root causes of hormonal imbalance through addressing adrenal, gastrointestinal and whole person health. She utilizes bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for women of all ages, as well as for men. In addition to her training as a physical therapist, she incorporates a functional medicine holistic approach to neurological and musculoskeletal concerns, including chronic pain and fibromyalgia.