“I feel fortunate to have been introduced to the Fascial Distortion Model earlier this year. When I was told about the technique and that it was originally created by an osteopath and only taught to osteopaths, but was now going to be taught to other disciplines, I was intrigued.
I have always used joint manipulation and soft tissue techniques in my treatment approach to the various joint and soft tissue injuries that have presented in my office. However, I believe the one area that has always been either overlooked or poorly addressed, is the area of understanding fascia and treating it. Although I think that trend is changing as evident with the growth of the Fascial Research Congress which only started in 2007.
The FDM is a very unique model of assessment and treatment in that it considers 6 different types of fascial distortions and thus uses varied diagnostic and treatment approaches to correcting each. It appears to have filled a gap that was missing in my treatment tool box that I could not appreciate until I took the seminar. It was definitely an eye opener for me and has made a significant impact on my treatment outcomes.
In my clinic we have always tried to create a framework to allow everyone on our team the ability to work collaboratively and closely regardless of discipline, as well as speak the same language with respect to patient care. I believe the Fascial Distortion Model is the kind of tool that can be used to help our ‘team approach’ to patient care.”
Dr. Lawrence Micheli
Chiropractor and Clinic Manager
Toronto Athletic Club Sport Medicine Clinic