Advanced FDM class

FDM is Female, FDM is Health

Women Stretching
August 6-7, 2022
University of New England
Biddeford, Maine
This course will be taught by all female providers, and is for anyone who has taken an FDM module before and wants to further their knowledge and skills. 
Beautiful Women

Course Faculty:
Jennifer Ribar, DO - AFDMA Instructor
Angela Lim, DO - AFDMA Instructor
Libby Abbas, DO
Kristin Putnam, DO

Course Objectives​

  1. To expand upon concepts taught in the basic AFDMA modules including fine tuning techniques and reinforcing body mechanics

  2. Applying FDM techniques to unique populations including pregnant women, children, and post-surgical situations

  3. Discuss the role of trauma and nutrition in the health of fascia and their contribution to forming fascial distortions

  4. Adding FDM techniques that utilize tools not usually covered in Modules 1, 2, or 3.

Prerequisite - At least one prior module (1, 2, or 3) 

12.5 credit hours of CME/CEU anticipated 

Travel to Biddeford, Maine

From Portland, Maine airport - 25 minutes

From Manchester, NH airport - 1 hour 20 minutes

From Boston Airport - 1 hour 30 minutes

Course Agenda

Day 1 - FDM Considerations in the Female Patient

7:00am - Yoga (optional)

7:45am - Registration

8:00am - Review of the 6 Distortions

9:00am - Nutrition and Fascia

9:45am - Break

10:00am - Anatomy of the Pelvis

10:30am - Pregnancy and Postpartum FDM

12pm - Lunch

1:00pm - Dyspareunia

1:30pm - Infant/Pediatric FDM

3:15 - Questions

3:30 - Done for the day. Go explore the coast of Maine!

Day 2 - Care for the Patient and Practitioner

8:00am- Fascia and Trauma

9:00am- Post Surgical FDM 

10:00am- Break

10:15am- Body Mechanics - Mismatched Patient/Practitioner

12pm- Lunch

1:00pm- Language of FDM and Pain Science

1:30pm- Using Tools to Enhance FDM Techniques

3:15pm- Wrap up/Questions

3:30pm- End of the course