You do not need to have taken FDM 1 or 2 to participate in this course.
This activity is sponsored by the OMM department at Des Moines University and the American FDM Association (AFDMA).
The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is an anatomical perspective, originated by US physician Stephen Typaldos, D.O., in which “the underlying etiology of virtually every musculoskeletal injury (and many neurological and medical conditions) is considered to be comprised of one or more of six specific pathological alterations of the body’s connective tissues (fascial bands, ligaments, tendons, retinacula, etc.). As a model, the FDM is an abbreviated interpretation of the pathology of fascial injuries and contemplates the structural consequences of orthopedic, medical, surgical, and manipulative interventions.”
Dr. Typaldos described six principal types of fascial distortions, each with its own body language, signature presentation and likely outcome with and without Fascial Distortion Model treatments. He then tested his model over a period of almost 15 years and found that it held up exceptionally well. Initially he treated mostly acute injuries (in the emergency room and in his private manipulative practice) which could be reversed almost instantaneously, but as the years went on, he tested his model on more and more difficult cases, some from injuries that had occurred 20 years earlier. The results were the same – dramatic and spectacular in most cases.
Some common injuries that are easily resolved with FDM manual treatments include: pulled muscles and muscle tears, sprained ankles, shin splints, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, whiplash, headaches, shoulder pain, frozen joints, kidney stones, plantar fasciitis, sprains, strains and tendonitis, and low back pain. Chronic pain can also be successfully treated using the FDM, but results typically take longer than for acute injuries. Sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome and many other injuries can also be successfully treated in this model.
Physicians, residents, fellows, third and fourth year residents. Unfortunately P.T.’s are not able to participate in the course.
Upon conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
The above individuals indicated no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
Jose Figueroa, D.O. (Course Director), Assistant Professor and Clinician, OMM, DMU, IA
Todd Capistrant, D.O., Clinician, Banner Heath, Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks, AK
Vanessa Ross, CMP, Manager, Continuing Medical Education, DMU, IA
Each participant’s body must be accessible for observation. Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry. No jeans please.
AOA: Des Moines University and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 18.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits.
AAFP: This Live activity, Fascial Distortion Model for the Upper and Lower Extremities, with a beginning date of 05/17/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 18.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other: Attendees will be given a certificate of participation for a maximum 18.0 continuing education hours.
Educational grants are not being accepted for this activity.
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