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Meet Our Staff

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

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.

FDM Instructor

Matt Booth, PT, DPT

Dr. Matt Booth is a graduate of the University of Southern California, earning both a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  He has been the director of Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy – Southeast Boise since 2002.  In 2010 he was introduced to Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), finding better results for his patients, and an opportunity for the entire physical therapy profession to provide better care.  Since that time he has immersed himself in FDM, as well as paving the way for physical therapists to also be trained in FDM.  In addition to being an Instructor of FDM through the American FDM Association, he also teaches FDM to physician Residents in the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho.  Dr. Booth has taught and presented on FDM nationally and internationally, including classes at the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, in Burkina Faso, Africa, Canada, a global service trip to Belize, and at the FDM World Congress in Cologne, Germany.  He is Clinical Faculty for the University of Washington Medical School – Family Medicine, and the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.  When not in the clinic or teaching, he can be found with his family training for his next Ironman Triathlon. 

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