FDM for the Low Back and Axial Spine
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
D.O.’s and M.D.’s are the primary target audience. If space allows (max. 45 learners), OMM fellows, residents, and selected students recommended by DMU faculty may participate. Unfortunately P.T.’s are not able to participate in the course.
The purpose of this Module 2 seminar is to introduce the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) as an anatomic perspective in which the underlying etiology of virtually every musculoskeletal injury is considered to be comprised of one or more of the six specific pathologic alterations of the body’s connecting tissues as developed by Stephen Typaldos D.O. Module 2 focuses on the use of FDM in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine as well as the sacrum and pelvis. They will accomplish this goal through didactic presentations by FDM experts, as well as, small group workshops where the treatments will be done on live patients.
- Recognize and describe the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM).
- Define and properly identify the six fascial distortions.
- Incorporate techniques and modalities already taught at Osteopathic Universities into the FDM.
- Apply the FDM to the treatment of the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum and pelvis.
- Discuss research implications and possibilities of the FDM.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Introduction to the FDM, History, Terminology, and the Fascial Distortions
Diagnosis of Fascial Distortions
Clinical Progress of Fascial Distortions
Practicum and Live Patients
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Introduction to Module 2
FDM Lumbar Spine
Lumbar Spine Practicum and Live Patients
FDM Inversion Treatments Lecture and Demonstration
Inversion/Lumbar Spine Hands-On Practicum
FDM Thoracic Spine and Ribs
Thoracic Spine Practicum and Live Patients
Sunday, May 20, 2012
FDM Sacrum, Pelvis, and Hips
Treatment of Sacrum, Pelvis, and Hips
FDM Cervical Spine
Practicum Cervical Spine and Live Patients
- Todd Capistrant, D.O. (primary instructor), Clinician, Banner Heath, Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks, AK
Dr. Capistrant indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
- Marjorie Kasten, P.T. (hands-on instructor), Physical Therapist, Bangor, ME
Ms. Kasten indicated she is an author of the following books: "FDM: An Introduction to the Fascial Distortion Model, American FDM Association, 2010" and "Why Way is Up When You Are Upside Down? Self-published, 2012".
- Gene Lenard, D.O. (hands-on instructor), Clinician, San Diego, CA; President, American FDM Association
Dr. Lenard indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
- Jose S. Figueroa, D.O. (course director), Assistant Professor and Clinician, OMM, DMU, IA
- Todd Capistrant, D.O., Clinician, Banner Heath, Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks, AK
- George (Brad) Klock, D.O., F.A.A.O., Chair, Assistant Professor, Clinician, OMM, DMU, IA
- Drew Lewis, D.O., Assistant Professor and Clinician, OMM, DMU, IA
- Vanessa Ross, CMP, Manager, Continuing Medical Education, DMU, IA
The above individuals indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
Each participant’s body must be accessible for observation. Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry. No jeans please.
- Women: Sports top or close fitting T-shirts, and shorts or sweats.
- Men: Shorts or sweats and T-shirts.
- All: Warm-up suits or other clothing worn over the above described attire is advised to ensure comfort between demonstrations, as temperatures may vary in the room.
Continuing Education Credit
- DO: Des Moines University and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 22.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits.
- AAFP: This Live activity, FDM for the Low Back and Axial Spine (FDM 2), with a beginning date of May 18, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Other: Attendees will be given a certificate of participation for a maximum 22.0 continuing education hours.
Educational grants are not being accepted for this activity.
- All cancellations must be received in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A nonrefundable administrative fee of $20 will be charged for all cancellations.
- No refunds will be given three (3) business days prior to the activity start date.
- Cancelled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity.
- Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.
- 22.00 AOA Category 1A
- 22.00 CE Contact Hours
- 21.00 AAFP