Relevant Research

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Aging Athlete: Why Does My Heel Look Like A Swollen Butt Cheek?

by Nicole DeBoom Why does my heel look like a baby’s butt cheek? Could it be because I ignored an injury that may have been treatable a decade ago and it evolved into a lovely foot appendage by age 43? I’m currently sitting on an airplane next to a beautiful, glowing 31-week pregnant woman. We […]

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 […]

The Effects of the Fascial Distortion Model on Chronic Hamstring Tightness

Christina J. Baird, DC, Sarah M. Shumate, DC, Melissa P.J. Tancredi, DC, MS, Laura M. Cayce, DC, MS, Jane L. Wibbenmeyer, DC Topics in Integrative Health Care 2014, Vol. 5(3)   ID: 5.3004 – Published on September 30, 2014 Objective: The aim of this study is to determine if a single treatment using The Fascial Distortion Model […]

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 […]

Treatment of Patellar dislocation with Fascial Distortion Model

Todd Capistrant DO, MHA – Medical Director 1st Care Tanana Valley Clinic BACKGROUND: Patellar dislocations occur with significant regularity, particular in young female athletes.[1] These dislocations usually occur from an unusual twisting motion of the knee or via a direct blow. Manual reduction of the patella is required is some circumstances. Surgical intervention is less […]

FDM Body Language

Interrater reliability in evaluating the body language based on the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) Stefan Anker – Masterthesis – Vienna School of Osteopathy, Danube University Krems – Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary Medicine BACKGROUND: The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is an anatomical model applied in osteopathy which seeks the cause of physical symptoms […]

FDM – Axillary HTP

Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) Treatment of an Axillary Herniated Triggerpoint Acquired Following Mammography in a Patient with Fibromyalgia: A Case Report Byron Perkins, DO, Medical Director, Cornerstone Clinic: Center for Osteopathic Research and Education BACKGROUND: The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is an anatomical perspective, originated and developed by US physician Stephen Typaldos, D.O., in which […]

Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) – An Effective Method for the Treatment of Shoulder Pain

BACKGROUND: First line therapy for the treatment of shoulder complaints are physiotherapy, steroid injection and NSAIDs. However, there is little evidence to support these treatments [6;8]. Additional Manipulative therapy (MT) showed beneficial effects [5;7]. The Fascial Distortion Model includes manipulative treatment and showed good clinical results for the treatment of shoulder disorders. Therefore, we tested […]

FDM Frozen Shoulder Study

Efficacy of a manual treatment method according to the fascial distortion model in the management of contracted (“frozen”) shoulder Abstract BACKGROUND: Frozen shoulder is a common problem and difficult to treat. The present prospective randomised single-blind controlled trial evaluates the efficacy of the ‘fascial distortion model’ according to Typaldos as a remedy for the ‘frozen […]

The Fascial Continuum Model

A New Philosophical and Practical Approach for Enhancement of Athletic Performance and Treatment of Musculo-skeletal Dysfunction and Pain From its inception, osteopathy has had an interest in the interwoven relationship of human structure and function. Although numerous practitioners have documented this over the past 100 years, a concrete mechanism of this dramatic relationship has been […]

An Ideal Complement to TCM

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in a combined approach After many years’ experience concerning the influence of acupuncture on disorders affecting myofascial chains – i.e. the tendinomuscular meridians as a conceptual aspect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) – the range of treatment options has been enhanced by Huneke’s neural therapy for treating regulatory disorders using […]