Fascial Distortion Model Level 1 Module 1 Course
The purpose of the program is to have the attendees participate in a fascial distortion model (FDM) Level 1 module. The FDM is an anatomical perspective in which the underlying etiology of virtually every musculoskeletal injury is considered to be comprised of one or more of six specific pathological alterations of the body’s connecting tissues (fascial bands, ligaments, tendons, retinacula, etc.). This model not only allows for strikingly effective manipulative treatments for diverse afflictions such as pulled muscles, sprained ankles and frozen shoulders, but the results are objective, obvious, measurable, and immediate.
In the manipulative practice of the FDM (known as Typaldos manual therapy, or TMT), each injury is envisioned through the treatment. Then the subjective complaints, body language, mechanism of injury, and objective findings are woven together to create a meaningful diagnosis that has practical applications. For instance, in contrast to the orthopedic model in which a sprained ankle is rested so torn ligaments can heal, in the FDM approach, the specific anatomical distortions of the capsule, ligaments, or surrounding fascia are physically reversed. Therefore, the anatomical injury no longer exists, and the patient can walk without a limp and is pain free. Thus the typical sequence of orthopedic interventions obligatorily prescribed (resting, ice, compression, elevation, antiinflammatory drugs, and crutches) is no longer considered clinically relevant.
There are a total of three modules in FDM Level 1. Then there are some advanced courses on FDM Level 2 coursework. Once a physician has gone through all models he/she can take a test in order to become a certified FDM instructor.
Attending physicians, mid-levels with a sponsoring physician attending the course, selected medical students and selected residents.
The FDM is an anatomical perspective, originated and developed by U.S. physician Stephen Typaldos, D.O., in which “the underlying etiology of virtually every musculoskeletal injury is considered to be comprised of one or more of six specific pathological alterations of the body’s connective tissues (fascial bands, ligaments, tendons, retinacula, etc.). As a model, the FDM is an abbreviated interpretation of the pathology of fascial injuries and contemplates the structural consequences of orthopedic, medical, surgical, and manipulative interventions.” (FDM: Clinical and Theoretical Application of the Fascial Distortion Model Within the Practice of Medicine and Surgery, by Stephen Typaldos, D.O.)
The clinical significance of the FDM is that through its manual application it can bring rapid and complete recovery to a large number of previously inadequately treated musculoskeletal injuries such as pulled muscles, ankle sprains, frozen shoulders, knee strains and a whole host of other athletic injuries. The FDM, however, is far more than just a collection of new manipulative techniques. Instead it is a comprehensive and entirely fresh perspective of envisioning and understanding injuries that competitively challenges current approaches and is poised to revolutionize the practice of medicine. (www.fascialdistortionmodel.com).
- Define the fascial distortion model.
- Define each of the six principal types of fascial distortions.
- Recognize and properly identify the body language for each of the six principal types of fascial distortions.
- Think and diagnose shoulder, knee and ankle injuries using the fascial distortion model.
- Learn verbal skills in order to be able to easily articulate to patients and other doctors what you are doing.
- Correct the first sprained ankle clinically encountered after this seminar.
- Effectively treat the next acutely sore shoulder seen in the office.
Friday, May 13
|7:30 am||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8 am||Welcome and Introductions|
|8:15 am||Introduction to the FDM, History, Terminology, Fascia, the Fascial Distortions|
|11:15 am||The FDM Changed My Life|
|1 pm||Clinical Progress of Fascial Distortions|
|1:50 pm||Diagnosis of Fascial Distortions|
|3:30 pm||General Treatment of Fascial Distortions Theory: TB and HTP|
|4:15 pm||Hands-On Treatment of TB’s and HTP’s|
|5 pm||General Treatment of Fascial Distortions Theory: CD and FD|
Saturday, May 14
|8 am||Hands-On Treatment of CD and FD|
|8:40 am||General Treatment of Fascial Distortions Theory: CyD and TF|
|9:20 am||Hands-On Treatment of CyD and TF|
|9:50 am||Diagnosis and Treatment of Shoulder Conditions According to the FDM|
|10:30 am||Treatment of Shoulder Conditions Practicum|
|11:15 am||Live Patients|
|1 pm||Treatment of Shoulder Conditions Practicum (Continued)|
|2 pm||Diagnosis and Treatment of Sprained Ankles According to the FDM|
|2:30 pm||Live Patients Followed by Discussion of Treatments|
|3:35 pm||Treatment of Ankle Sprains Practicum|
Sunday, May 15
|8 am||Diagnosis and Treatment of Knee Conditions According to the FDM|
|9 am||Treatment of Knee Conditions Practicum|
|10:30 am||Live Patient Followed by Discussion of Treatment|
|11:30 am||Questions, Wrap-Up, and Video|
- Todd Capistrant, DO (primary)
- Gene Lenard, DO
- Marjorie Kasten, PT
The above individuals indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this continuing education activity.
Continuing Education Credit
- AOA: Des Moines University continuing education and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 20.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits.
- AAFP: This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.50 hours prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
- Other: Certificates of participation will be awarded for a maximum of 20.0 hours of continuing education credit.
- 20.00 AOA Category 1A
- 20.00 CE Contact Hours
- 20.00 AAFP