Fascial distortion model according to Dr. Stephen Typaldos
FDM Therapy – Fascial distortion model according to Dr. Stephen Typaldos
The fascial distortion model, FDM, is an independent diagnosis and therapy concept that combines osteopathy and orthopaedics. Pain can arise as a result of traumatic deformations of the connective tissue (fascia). Dr. Stephen Typaldos, the founder of the FDM treatment, recognized special similarity patterns in body language and the pain description of his patients. All of them could be attributed to the six different fascial distortions/dysfunctions, which he treated with specific manual treatment techniques after his diagnosis. In FDM treatment, for example, a fascial change in shape is corrected by applying targeted pressure with the thumb to trigger points (sensitive areas). The aim of this method is to reduce the pain.
FDM therapy for chronic and acute complaints
We use FDM treatment in our practice for patients with acute complaints such as sprains, dislocations, sports injuries, strains, tendon irritations, inflammations, blockages, wear and tear (arthrosis), stiffness of the spine and the joint apparatus, etc. We also offer FDM treatment in our practice. However, our therapists also rely on FDM according to Typaldos for chronic complaints and movement restrictions and in pain therapy.
The FDM therapy is not recognized by conventional medicine as being effective, because scientific proof of efficacy according to conventional medicine standards has not yet been provided or not sufficiently produced.