Entries by jay.ferguson

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 […]

Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint. Most causes of neck pain aren’t serious. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture – whether it’s leaning into your computer at work or hunching over your workbench doing hobbies at home. Arthritic changes (degenerative in nature, bone spurs) can also be a cause of neck pain. Provider […]

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease can cause a painful lump below the kneecap in children experiencing growth spurts during puberty. Osgood-Schlatter disease occurs most often in children (9-15) who participate in sports that involve running, jumping and swift changes of direction — such as soccer, basketball, gymnastics and ballet. The cause of Osgood Schlatter is inflammation where the […]

Patellar Tendinitis

Patellar Tendinitis is an injury that affects the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon plays a pivotal role in the way you use your legs. It helps your muscles extend your lower leg so that you can kick a ball, push the pedals on your bike and jump up in […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of your foot — connecting your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis (PF) causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with […]

Rotator Cuff Strains

Your rotator cuff is made up of the muscles and tendons in your shoulder. These muscles and tendons connect your upper arm bone with your shoulder blade. They also help hold the ball of your upper arm bone firmly in your shoulder socket. The combination results in the greatest range of motion of any joint […]

Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve and its branches — from your back down your buttock and leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your spinal cord to your buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. Sciatica […]

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease or calcaneal apophysitis, is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing athlete and is due to overuse and repetitive micro trauma of growth plates of the calcaneus in the heel. It occurs in children ages 7 to 15, with the majority of patients presenting between 10 and 12 years of […]

Shin Splints

The term “shin splints” refers to pain along either the inside or outside of the shinbone (tibia)(classically inside). The pain is caused by an overload on the shinbone and the connective tissues that attach your muscles to the bone. People who have over-pronated feet or commonly named “flat-footed” may be more prone to suffer with […]