The FDM Academy
Get to know our team
Dr. Todd Capistrant, DO
Co-Founder FDM Academy
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.
Dr. Jennifer Ribar, DO
Dr. Jennifer Ribar is an Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine specialist practicing in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was introduced to FDM just prior to starting medical school while shadowing Dr. Capistrant. Throughout her medical training, she has consistently incorporated the Fascial Distortion Model into her practice. Dr. Ribar is the first female physician FDM instructor in the US, and has served on the AFDMA board as secretary, director at large, President, and is currently Immediate Past President. She has a passion for teaching FDM all over the country and is currently adjunct faculty at both her alma mater of Pacific Northwest University COM and at Michigan State University COM where she completed residency. When she is not practicing or teaching FDM she can be found testing new recipes in her kitchen or finding somewhere new to explore in Alaska.
Dr. Angela Lim, DO
Dr. Angela Lim is board certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. She was introduced to FDM after several years of practice and found that the FDM has significantly improved the effectiveness of treatments for her patients. Since then, she has been consistently and is increasingly involved with the AFDMA, having served on the board as Director at Large and as President. In addition to her practice with University of California Davis, she is adjunct faculty at Touro University in Vallejo, CA. When she is not working or teaching, she enjoys all the benefits of living in Northern California, including wine tasting, trying the latest food trends, and hiking in the nearby state and national parks.