Fascial Distortion Model (FDM)

Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is a powerfully effective manual therapy for treating musculoskeletal injuries with immediate measurable results. FDM has over twenty five years of clinical use and a proven track record of effective reproducible results. In fact, it is so effective that it has become my primary treatment modality. Every one of my patients receives an FDM analysis first and then, if appropriate, receives FDM treatment.

When your body is injured or sending you pain signals then the fascia or connective tissues of the body have become involved on some level. Fascia is richly innervated and responsible for many of the “–itis” conditions commonly treated by health practitioners. For example, “tennis elbow” (lateral epicondylitis) becomes a series of distortions to be cleared rather than an inflammatory process. Patients often show up in my office with these conditions after having little to no relief from NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or cortisone shot treatments. These commonly used medications can help with inflammation, but are not effective when a fascial distortion exists.

FDM currently treats six documented distortions, each having a distinct symptomology and body language. Combining these two items with a patient’s medical and physical history and a biomechanical assessment, we are able to diagnosis which distortions are present and how to effectively treat them.

FDM treatments are primarily hands on and can be considered “Deep Tissue” work in regards to the pressure and depth applied to the body during treatment. FDM is also performed on the skin for most of the distortions and is not effective through materials except for performing trigger points and non sliding contacts.

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