List of abbreviations
What is the Fascial Distortion Model?
Conceptual Basis for the Fascial Distortion Model
The Fascial Matrix
Common Somatic Complaints
Pelvis and Sacrum
References and bibliography
The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) was introduced by the American physicias Stephen Typaldos (1957-2006). In this model all injurias and other conditions causing pain or disability are seen as arising fram specific distortions of the connective tissue.
This highly illustrated and very practical text and manual covers in detail the theoretical framework of the model, and approaches to manual therapy treatment based on an understanding of the FDM. The authors systematically cover all disorders likely to be encountered by the therapist, and provide comprehensive guidance about when it is appropriate to use FDM and how best to employ these approaches in treatment.
The book is therefore of interest and value to all practitioners who want to understand the FDM and to incorporate its techniques into their therapeutic practice. This is also a comprehensive textbook and manual for anyone studying on FDM courses and for specific qualifications.
Dr. Capistrant is a graduate of Des Moines University where he earned both his DO and MHA degrees. He has been active in the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) since 2006 when he first experienced at first hand this approach to treatment. He has served many roles on the board of the American Fascial Distortion Model Association (AFDMA) and is completing a two-term period as the organization’s President. Dr Capistrant became an instructor of the FDM in 2010 and since then has conducted courses throughout the United States and internationally. He is a member of the Fascial Distortion Model Global Organization (FDMGO) and was one of the original signatories to the charter documents that created that organization. Dr. Capistrant authored an introductory book called “Why Does it Hurt?” that introduces FDM to anyone interested in learning the basics about this modality.
Dr. Capistrant currently practices full-time Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in Fairbanks, Alaska with Foundation Health Partners Tanana Valley Clinic. He was the founding member of a vibrant OMM department that has grown to six members and now includes a hospital practice. He credits the success of this department to the universal implementation of FDM by all the practitioners in the group.