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The FDM Academy

Get to know our team

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Dr. Todd Capistrant, DO

FDM Instructor

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. Matt Booth, DPT

FDM Instructor

Co-Founder FDM Academy

Dr. Matt Booth is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  He was introduced to Fascial Distortion Model in 2010, 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. He has been the director of Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - SE Boise since 2002. In addition to being an Instructor for FDM Modules, he is clinical faculty for the Residents in the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho where he has a special FDM clinic. He is also Clinical Faculty for the University of Washington Medical School Family Medicine and the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has helped bring FDM to Africa and Belize through service teaching trips.  When not in the clinic or teaching, he can be found with his family training for his next Ironman Triathlon.

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Dr. Jennifer Ribar, DO

FDM Instructor

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

FDM Instructor

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.  

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