Our primary training format is 2 1/2 day seminars presented to physicians (MD'S and DO's). We can also provide 4-hour introductions to the FDM as part of state or regional medical meetings, or for faculty and students at medical schools.
Training in the Fascial Distortion Model is provided in three modules, each 2 ½ days in length. We recommend that physicians use the information from one module in their practice for several months before moving on to the next module. Those physicians who have completed all three modules and are members of the American FDM Association will be listed on our website so that patients looking for an FDM practitioner will be able to access those names.
Module 1 provides an extensive Introduction to the Fascial Distortion Model, including the theory and concepts that are basic to diagnosis and treatment within the FDM. Each of the distortions are defined and explained along with the likely outcomes with and without treatment. Extensive hands-on time is an integral part of this course. Diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, knee and ankle injuries are highlighted in this course with plenty of supervised practicum time so that physicians will be able to return to their offices with skills they can immediately utilize.
Module 2 provides a good solid review of the FDM followed by extensive diagnosis and treatment of the neck, back and hips according to the Fascial Distortion Model. Practicum time is an integral part of this course which provides effective diagnosis and treatment tools for physicians to treat low back pain and sciatica as well as other injuries of the back, neck and hips.
Module 3 provides only a brief review of the FDM and treatment focuses on the remaining body parts not already covered in the first two modules. This includes injuries to the arms, hands, fingers and thumbs, legs, feet and toes, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and more.
One or two day advanced courses will also be held on specific topics, such as FDM Inversion Treatments, and treatment of post-stroke spastic paralysis.
Click on the appropriate Module link for dates, locations and other details for FDM seminars. Our training philosophy is physicians first, so our current focus is on training physicians. We are committed to bringing the FDM into mainstream medicine and to that end we are also eager to work in cooperation with medical schools to train faculty and students as well as area physicians. Please contact us if you would like to arrange either a 4-hour introduction or a Module 1 in your area.