What Should I Know About FDM ?


What to expect?

During your first visit at the office, Dr. Nick will walk you through an in depth clinical assessment. This gives him a chance to survey the current state of your injury or pain and evaluate its cause. This clinical assessment is followed by providing you a clinical diagnosis and explaining how he can help you achieve your optimal health and goals. If FDM is appropriate, we will start with hands-on soft tissue and joint mobilization to help with your healing of the painful areas and their surrounding damaged tissues. In every situation, you are prescribed personalized stretching regiments and exercises. These are important to help keep other injuries from happening and speed up your recovery. Your health is important to us. So, not only do we want the best possible outcomes for you, but we also take your feedback and results to heart.

What is an FDM treatment like?


Since it most likely required a lot of force to cause a fascial distortion, it will require an equally great amount of force to correct the distortion. The FDM approach looks at six different types of fascial distortions that all contain their own distinct form of correction. Experiences of discomfort during treatment should be expected although in most cases the patient is able to acknowledge that the discomfort during treatment 'hurts good'.

What is Fascial Distortion Model?

The term "Fascial Distorsion Model (FDM)“ is a combination of 3 separate words:

Fascia is connective tissue.  According to the FDM, they are the key to diagnosing and treating a variety of physical ailments.  Today, medical science acknowledges the importance of fascia in the human body, a fact backed up by a growing number of scientific studies into the FDM therapy model.
Distortions are twists, wrinkles, entrapments, deformations or dislocations of fascia.  Each FDM therapy session aims to correct these distortions with specific techniques of manual therapy.  Once corrected, a considerable or complete reduction of pain will be noticeable to the patient.

FDM is a clinical model. Through the collection of empirical data, Stephen Typaldos, D.O., FDM’s creator, developed a model representing the correlation of specific fascial distortions, traditional diagnoses and effective treatment options.  Physicians and physical therapists practicing FDM are utilizing the Fascial Distortion Model in order to arrive at a precise individual diagnosis and to choose a specific treatment.