Relevant Research

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 […]