January 28, 2019

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January 28, 2019

Some of the top reasons cited by DOs who do not use OMT in their practice include lack of time, lack of confidence, and inadequate reimbursement. Some medical students have another excuse, they just don't see patients who have a need for it.

If all you have is a hammer,...

October 1, 2018

I was exposed to the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) right after I was accepted to an osteopathic medical school. While I did not take my first full class until after my first year of school, I had enough exposure to FDM that I started using it on classmates who had mus...

September 1, 2018

Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) was elucidated and developed by Steven Typaldos, DO. It describes six separate fascial pathologies that give possible mechanisms for musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. It is strongly rooted in the belief that the patient will tell you...

August 13, 2018

As summer wraps up and fall approaches we know “Winter is coming”. With the fall and winter comes the time for teaching FDM. Taking a bit of a break this summer has been good for recharging the batteries and reconnecting with family. While teaching FDM is a passion for...

May 29, 2018

Looking back at my life, there are several points that have distinctly changed the trajectory of my life’s path. Call it luck, fate, God’s grand plan, whatever you will. Some power outside myself has guided me to where and who I am now. How does this relate to FDM? Let...

May 1, 2018

Our latest blog post provides a vivid example of a medical student incorporating the Fascial Distortion Model into their clinical awareness, much to the patient's benefit. Read on.

I volunteer as a medical student at a free medical clinic that offers osteopathic manipul...

April 1, 2018

This time last week, the planets aligned, kicking off a solid week of FDM goodness.

The week began with the AFDMA offering the International Certificate of Instruction exam to three seasoned FDM practitioners, all of whom already hold FDM International Certifications. C...

February 22, 2018

"Well, you're the doctor." says the patient, now silently staring into your eyes waiting expectantly for an answer. 

I don't know how often I hear this said by patients. It's a statement of respect that we as doctors are the expert. It's a sign of trust that doctors kno...

Greetings, fellow students! Unsure about attending FDM training? Is it worth the time and money? As fellow students, we believe the short answer is yes, absolutely! Here's ten reasons to attend a module:

1. FDM is easy to learn.

     You’ll be able to use the basics of...

October 19, 2017

FDM is so much more the a collection of techniques. Anyone who has followed Dr. Typaldo's work understands the idea that FDM is a medical model. For the past ten years I have worked with the American Fascial Distortion Model Association (AFDMA) to spread this fact. Thi...

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