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Meet Our Staff

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About Us

FDM Academy provides certified instructors of FDM in the US, as recognized by the American Fascial Distortion Model Association (AFDMA), and in relationship with sister associations in Europe, Japan, and Africa. While the AFDMA works on CME/CEU issues and a membership directory, teaching organizations like FDM Academy do the formal teaching of the model.  Founded in 2016, FDM Academy is teaching at medical schools, the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, physical therapy practices, sports teams, and at destination locations.  Currently FDM is being taught to the following medical professionals: MD, DO, NP, PA-C, PT, PTA, OT, ATC, DC, DPM, ND, DMD, DDS, and Certified Structural Integration practitioners (Rolfers).


FDM Instructor and Owner of FDM academy, LLC

Todd Capistrant, DO

Dr. Todd Capistrant is an osteopathic physician who has increasingly centered his practice on the Fascial Distortion Model. He maintains a busy osteopathic manipulative practice at the Tanana Valley Clinic/Foundation Health Partners in Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a board member of the AFDMA, and routinely engaged as one of its instructors to teach the FDM throughout the world. He also serves as a regional assistant dean for Pacific Northwest University, an osteopathic medical school located in Yakima, Washington, bringing Alaskan osteopathic students back to Fairbanks for training. Todd lives and practices in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was originally attracted to Alaska through sled dog racing. He has completed the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Between trips teaching the FDM he can often be found enjoying the beauty of the great state of Alaska.

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