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Risk factors for Plantar fasciitis: a matched case-control study

Daniel L Riddle , Matthew Pulisic, Peter Pidcoe, Robert E Johnson Abstract Background: Plantar fasciitis is one of the more common soft-tissue disorders of the foot, yet little is known about its etiology. The purpose of the present study was to use an epidemiological design to determine whether risk factors for plantar fasciitis could be identified. […]

Effect of a Single Session of Facial Distortion Model Manual Physiotherapy and a Selected Foam Rolling Technique on Treatment Outcomes in Cervical Spine Overload. Pilot Study

Karolina Wiaderna, Monika Selegrat, Anna Hadamus Abstract Background: The prevalence of neck pain is on the increase. A sedentary life style, poor ergonomics in the workplace and in daily life, and stress all contribute to neck overload. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a single session of a Fascial Distortion Model […]

T1ρ-Mapping for Musculoskeletal Pain Diagnosis: Case Series of Variation of Water Bound Glycosaminoglycans Quantification before and after Fascial Manipulation® in Subjects with Elbow Pain

Abstract: Diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal pain is a major clinical challenge. Following this need, the first aim of our study was to provide an innovative magnetic resonance technique called T1ρ to quantify possible alterations in elbow pain, a common musculoskeletal pain syndrome that has not a clear etiology.

OSHA Responds to APTA by Affirming the PT’s Role in First Aid

When it comes to workplace injury, soft tissue massage is considered first aid for recordkeeping purposes, regardless of whether the health professional providing the treatment holds a certification in Active Release Techniques (ART): that’s the bottom-line message from the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in response to APTA’s request for […]

Ultrasound assessment of fascial connectivity in the lower limb during maximal cervical flexion: technical aspects and practical application of automatic tracking

Background: The fascia provides and transmits forces for connective tissues, thereby regulating human posture and movement. One way to assess the myofascial interaction is a fascia ultrasound recording. Ultrasound can follow fascial displacement either manually or automatically through two-dimensional (2D) method. One possible method is the iterated Lucas-Kanade Pyramid (LKP) algorithm, which is based on automatic pixel tracking during passive movements in 2D fascial displacement assessments. Until now, the accumulated error over time has not been considered, even though it could be crucial for detecting fascial displacement in low amplitude movements.

Fascia, Proprioception, and Chronic Pain

“Fascia contains mechanoreceptors and proprioceptors.  In other words, every time we use  a muscle, we stretch fascia that is connected to  spindle cells, Ruffini and Paccini corpuscles and  Golgi organs.  The normal stretching of fascia thus  communicates the force of the muscle contraction  and the status of the muscle regarding its tone, movement, rate of […]

Fascial tissue research in sports medicine: from molecules to tissue adaptation, injury and diagnostics

Abstract The fascial system builds a three-dimensional continuum of soft, collagen-containing, loose and dense fibrous connective tissue that permeates the body and enables all body systems to operate in an integrated manner. Injuries to the fascial system cause a significant loss of performance in recreational exercise as well as high- performance sports, and could have […]

Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) and Spark Motion Team Up

Bethesda, MD – Spark Motion and FDM are excited to announce a strategic partnership to enhance movement literacy. By utilizing the powerful motion capture platform of Spark Motion, providers utilizing FDM will now be able to share meaningful pre- and post-treatment documentation with clients and patients in an powerful and intuitive way.

Efficacy of Fascial Distortion Model Treatment for Acute, Nonspecific Low-Back Pain in Primary Care: A Prospective Controlled Trial.

Efficacy of Fascial Distortion Model Treatment for Acute, Nonspecific Low-Back Pain in Primary Care: A Prospective Controlled Trial. Richter D, Karst M, Buhck H, Fink MG. ABSTRACT Context • Low-back pain (LBP) is a prevalent and potentially crippling condition for which treatment is often unsatisfactory from the perspectives of physicians, patients, and payers. The application […]

Total Tissue Restoration

Listen in on a conversation about Total Tissue Restoration. Dr. Hummel is discussing the new technologies responsible for solving the global pandemic of AMR (antimicrobial resistance) with Dr. Kevin Caizley, a consultant for True Science Alliance, and how these technologies relate to soft-tissue pain & inflammation.

My FDM Experience

The new year has been exciting for me so far. I started teaching with FDM in October of 2016 and had the privilege to work with two more outstanding organizations and their skilled professionals in January. First the FDM team headed to The University of Arizona where we worked with athletic training staff from the […]

Letter from Dr. Stephen Typaldos’s son

NAPLES, FLORIDA, January 31, 2017 – Recently, a group of osteopaths that calls itself the American Fascial Distortion Model Association, or AFDMA, announced they will begin allowing chiropractors and other professions into their courses. This is essentially an admission that I was right many years ago when I told them that chiropractors and physical therapists, […]

Myofascial Helices

FASCIAL HIERARCHIES AND THE RELEVANCE OF CROSSED-HELICAL ARRANGEMENTS OF COLLAGEN TO CHANGES IN THE SHAPE OF MUSCLES  Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2016; 20:377-387 link Graham Scarr KEYWORDS Collagen; Crossed-helix; Crossed-ply; Epimysium; Fascia; Helix; Muscle; Myofascia; Pennation; Perimysium. ABSTRACT Muscles are composite structures consisting of contractile myofibres surrounded by complex hierarchies of collagen-reinforced fascial sheaths. […]

Treatment of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome according to the Fascial Distortion Model: A Prospective Case Control Study

Christoph Schulze,1,2 Susanne Finze,1 Rainer Bader,1 and Andreas Lison2 1Department of Orthopaedics, University Medicine Rostock, Doberaner Street 142, 18057 Rostock, Germany 2Bundeswehr Centre of Sports Medicine, Dr.-Rau-Allee 32, 48231 Warendorf, Germany Received 11 May 2014; Revised 8 September 2014; Accepted 9 September 2014; Published 14 October 2014 Academic Editor: Jörn Kircher Copyright © 2014 Christoph Schulze et al. This […]

International Fascia Research Congress Announced for September 18-20, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Libby Eason (404) 315-0099 [email protected] INTERNATIONAL FASCIA RESEARCH CONGRESS ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER 18 – 20, 2015 with pre and post conference days on the 17th and 21st. Conference presents latest and best scientific research on human and animal fasciae in Washington, DC, USA Boulder, CO (February 9, 2015)— The Fourth International […]

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles (uh-KIL-eez) tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. Achilles tendonitis is often a running injury or other sport-related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or other activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles. […]

A New Approach to Common Injury

Fascial Distortion Model Puts a New Lens Over Basic Problems Written by Michael Richardson Looking through a different lens can be the key to finding new answers, and practitioners of a new way to look at common pain and injury, called the fascial distortion model (FDM), would be the first to agree. Created in 1991 […]

Ankle Sprains

A sprained ankle is a common injury. Sometimes, all it takes to sprain your ankle is a roll, twist or turn of your ankle in an awkward way. This unnatural movement can stretch or tear the ligaments that help hold your ankle together. Ligaments are tough, elastic bands of fibrous tissue that connect one bone […]

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Although it might seem that carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition born from long hours spent working on a computer keyboard, carpal tunnel syndrome actually has numerous causes. Bound by bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway — about as big around as your thumb — located on the palm side of […]

DeQuarvains Syndrome / Wrist Tenosynovitis

DeQuarvains Syndrome/Tenosynovitis (ten-oh-sine-oh-VIE-tis) is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have tenosynovitis, you’re likely to feel discomfort every time you turn your wrist, grasp anything or make a fist. Although the cause of tenosynovitis isn’t known, any activity that relies on repetitive hand or wrist movement […]

Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within a two-year period. Your risk of developing frozen shoulder increases if you’ve recently had to have your arm in a sling for several […]

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow is pain and inflammation on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain may spread into your forearm and wrist. Golfer’s elbow — also known as medial epicondylitis — is similar to tennis elbow. But […]

Hamstring Strain / Pull

A hamstring strain / pull injury occurs when the hamstring muscle is either fatigued or stretched beyond its normal range of motion. The hamstring is the group of muscles that run along the back of your thigh. With a hamstring injury, you could also experience a partial or complete muscle tear. You may be more […]

Hip Flexor / Psoas Tendinitis

Hip flexor/Psoas Tendinitis inflammation of the iliopsoas tendon caused by acute trauma or overuse repetitive hip flexion. Pain is usually felt in the anterior (front) of the hip or groin area. Soccer players, football kickers and any sport involving repetitive hip flexion may suffer from this condition. Provider Note: We treat all tendonitis issues including […]

Hip Pain

Hip Pain refers to pain that occurs in and around your hip. Hip pain can be caused by problems with your hip joint. This type of hip pain tends to be felt on the inside of your hip or in your groin. Hip pain can also be caused by problems with the muscle, ligaments, tendons […]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

ITBS is one of the leading causes of lateral knee pain in runners. The iliotibial band is a superficial thickening of tissue on the outside of the thigh, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting just below the knee. The band is crucial to stabilizing the knee during […]

Knee Sprains

Your ligaments are tough, elastic-like bands that connect bone to bone and hold your joints in place. A sprain is an injury to a ligament caused by excessive stretching. The ligament can have a partial tear, or it can be completely torn. There are four ligaments in the knee that can be sprained (MCL, LCL, […]

Low Back Pain

Low back pain (or lumbago) is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people at some point in their lives. It accounts for more sick leave and disability than any other medical condition. It can be acute, subacute or chronic in duration. Most often, the symptoms of low back pain show significant improvement within a […]