FDM is a innovative method practiced by qualified therapists to treat fascial distortions. This specific medical approach attributes the cause of physical afflictions and impaired motor function to one or several of six typical forms of fascial distortion in the human organism.
According to Stephen Typaldos, D.O. and FDM’s creator, distorted fascia (the thin fibrous connective tissue surrounding all the muscles, tendons, joints, and organs in the human body) is often the cause of pain. Using the Fascial Distortion Model, the specific fault in the fascia is identified and corrected often resulting in immediate relief even from chronic pain. During the diagnostic process, particular attention is directed at a patient’s body language when verbally describing their discomfort. Intuitive gestures directly indicate fascial distortions. Taking the case history of the patient and performing a series of examinations complete the FDM diagnosis.