Fascial Distortion Model Module 1 – FDM1 (Typaldos Method) ’19 – ATHENS

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Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize for the 4th time the 1st Module of “Fascial Distortion Model (FDM)”, Typaldos Method under the auspices of EFDMA (European Fascial Distortion Model Association).

The course lasts 3 days and will take place in Athens

on .. – .. …………………………. 2020

The course fee is 450€

An invoice will be issued by the full payment.

To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 200€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:

National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA


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Deadline date for registrations: .. – .. …………………………. 2020

The rest amount of 250€ must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of the course.

In case of course cancellation, due to “epimorfosis”, the deposit will be refunded immediately.

The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.

It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).

logo (1)Athens’ Venue:
Filadelfias 25 & Samou, across the Railway station Larisis
Tel: +30 210 8834215 – 19



LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.

Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 30 individuals(with two instructors). If stakeholders are more than 30, a waiting list will be kept based on the date of the finalization of participation (date of deposit).

At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance, recognized by EFDMA, will be issued.

Printed material (handouts) will be provided.

Course’s language is English with simultaneous translation to Greek.


FDM_INSTITUTThe Fascial Distortion Model (FDM)

The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is a specific medical approach which attributes the cause of physical afflictions and impaired motor function to one or several of six typical forms of fascial distortion in the human organism. As soon as the distortion is corrected, an effective and comprehensively measurable treatment of pain and restricted mobility is possible.

In FDM, the diagnostic process is based on three pillars of analysis. Particular attention is directed at a patient’s body language when describing pain. Intuitive gestures, when correctly interpreted, are direct indicators of fascial distortions. The patient’s case history as well as a series of examinations complete the FDM diagnosis.

The principles of FDM can be applied to a variety of different medical areas and expand the diagnostic options doctors and physiotherapists have at their disposal.

FDM enables an effective treatment of patients presenting with a variety of medical diagnoses, but at the present time, the FDM approach is primarily chosen for musculoskeletal complaints and chronic pain.

The term „Fascial Distorsion Model (FDM)“ is a combination of 3 different words:FDM4

1. Fascia

Fasciae are structures of connective tissue. According to the FDM, they are the key to diagnosing and treating a variety of physical ailments. Today, medical science acknowledges the importance of fasciae in the human body, a fact backed up by a growing number of scientific studies into the FDM therapy model.

2. Distortion

Distortions are contortions, deformations or dislocations of fasciae. Each FDM therapy session aims to correct these distortions with specific techniques like the Typaldos Method manual therapy method. Once corrected, a considerable or complete reduction of pain will be noticeable to the patient.

FDM13. Model

The FDM is a clinical model. Through the collection of empirical data, Stephen Typaldos, D.O., FDM’s creator, developed a model representing the correlation of specific fascial distortions, traditional diagnoses and effective treatment options. Physicians and physiotherapists practicing FDM are utilizing the Fascial Distortion Model in order to arrive at a precise individual diagnosis and to choose a specific treatment.

FDM application

FDM is an individual and neutral approach. It enables the practicing physician or physiotherapist to choose the best treatment for the individual patient by re-evaluating traditional medical diagnostic tools by use of the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM).

The goal of each FDM therapy is an anatomical correction of the distorted fascia. As soon as the correction is achieved, an immediate improvement in strength, mobility and reduction of pain will be noticeable. Long periods of recovery (and therefore inactivity) are unnecessary and a fast return to physical activity is possible.

Stephen Typaldos, D.O. developed specific manual techniques and manipulation maneuvers. They form the basis of the so-called Typaldos Method and are taught in FDM seminars according to quality standards defined by the European Fascial Distortion Model Association (EFDMA).

The Typaldos Method has been used on patients with the following conditions:

  • Acute pain due to sprained or dislocated jointsFDM3
  • Sports injuries like ligament strains, contusions, muscle fiber tears etc.
  • Back and lower back pain, shoulder and neck spasms…
  • Impaired mobility
  • Symptoms like numbness, paresthesia, feelings of limb weakness or instability
  • Certain ailments typically ascribed to internal medicine

Stephen-TypaldosStephen Typaldos D.O. – FDM Pioneer

Stephen Typaldos, D.O. was born in the US in 1957. After graduating with a degree in osteopathic medicine, he worked at hospitals as a general and emergency room physician as well as running his own practice.

In 1991, Typaldos began to develop an entirely new diagnostic and treatment model by carefully monitoring his patients. Looking and listening to them closely, he recognized that patients intuitively know which therapy steps are particularly relevant to their recovery and express this by using characteristic gestures and phrases. He found that focusing his manual therapy on these indicators led to immediate and effective pain relief.

The results he saw encouraged Typaldos to describe in detail the FDM approach as well as the resulting therapy model and method of treatment. He revealed his findings in various medical journals and subsequently created and published his pioneering thesis on the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) in several books.

Stephen Typaldos, D.O. died suddenly on April 5, 2006 at the age of 49. His pupils and colleagues in Europe, the US, Japan and Africa have been forming FDM associations ever since in order to safeguard acknowledged quality standards in FDM training as well as to enable an FDM-related cross-cultural knowledge exchange.



The Fascial Distortion Model

by Stephen Typaldos D.O.
Typaldos Method


Published by the European Fascial Distortion Model Association (EFDMA)
Hard cover; Medical Manual, 216 pages, 77 illustrations, bound
Language: english
ISBN: 978-3-9502774-2-5
This up-to-date textbook on the fascial distortion model (FDM) according to Stephen Typaldos comprises the basics of the FDM and describes the use of the Typaldos method in practice. Corresponding to the curriculum of the European Fascial Distortion Model Association (EFDMA) the book explains the theory of the different fascial distortions, the FDM diagnosis and the manual application of the method to the locomotor system. In addition, it presents the historic development of the model and discusses the FDM treatment approach in comparison with the allopathic treatment approach.

European Fascial Distortion Model Association






The EFDMA is a non-profit organization. Its aim is to sponsor and promote research and training in the areas of the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) and the Typaldos Method.

The EFDMA sets certain standards in the education and promotion of the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) in Europe and offers information on FDM, its basic principles and application in the treatment of a diverse range of ailments to medical professionals as well as patients.

Today, the EFDMA counts nearly 600 members in Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Hungary and Norway.

The EFDMA board is currently made up of seven physicians, osteopaths and physiotherapists working on a voluntary basis. All seven successfully use FDM and the Typaldos Method on their patients.


European Fascial Distortion Model Association Curriculum as per 2015

The curriculum of the European Fascial Distortion Model Association EFDMA modulates:

  • FDM Basic (modules 1-3),
  • FDM Basic Certificate (FDM BC),
  • Practical Training,
  • FDM Advanced,
  • FDM International Certificate (FDM IC) and
  • Training to become a certified FDM-Instructor.

FDM Basic is led exclusively by certified and qualified FDM-Instructors, which are educated in accordance with the guidelines of EFDMA curriculum.

Overview FDM training path


FDM Basic

FDM Basic is composed of 3 modules. Each module consists of at least 20 units (UST). Module 1 is the entry in the FDM training and must be completed first. Modules 2 and 3 can be completed in a different order, but it is recommended to visit module 2 before 3.

Module 1:

• Basic introduction to the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM)

• General examination and treatment principles

• Specific examination and treatment principles of shoulder, knee and ankle applying the Typaldos Method

Module 2:

• Refresher course and revision of basic knowledge

• Specific examination and treatment principles of pelvic area/hips, lower and middle back and neck applying the Typaldos Method

Module 3:

• Refresher course and revision of basic knowledge

• Specific examination and treatment principles of lower and upper extremities and the head area applying the Typaldos Method

Practical Training

Entrance criteria: completion of FDM Basic. The FDM Basic Certificate (FDM BC) is not a requirement. The Practical Training provide a revision and deepening of the FDM Basic contents. Detailed content is listed in the training calendar.

FDM Basic Certificate (FDM BC)

After completing modules 1-3, the final exam (FDM BC) can be taken. A positive grade is a requirement for participation in further advanced FDM seminars. In addition, the successful graduate is eligible to be added to the official list of FDM practitioners.



236Markus Nagel MSc

Markus Nagel obtained a degree in musical theater stage direction at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre before becoming a physiotherapist, a field he then lectured in for 10 years.

In 2003, he started studying for a degree in osteopathy at the University of Wales and the OSD, the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (German School of Osteopathy), gaining a BSc and his certification to practice in 2009. During this time he also received permission to professional practice of alternative medicine. In 2012 he completed his MSc in Osteopathic study at the Dresden International University (DIU)

In 2005, he first heard about the Fascial Distortion Model at a congress he was attending. During his osteopathy training, he learned the practical applications of FDM and became proficient due to frequent on-site visits with Georg Harrer and Markus Breinessl in Vienna. In 2008, he became a registered member of the EFDMA. A certification to practice FDM followed in 2009. From 2009 to 2011 he has regularly assisted in FDM seminars. Further expertise was gained at international seminars in Japan and the USA. Since 2011 he is active in the EFDMA board, since 2013 he is Vice-president.

Since 2011 he helds FDM seminars in Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Hungary. With the FDM Institute, founded by him, he also invites regularly International lecturers to Germany for a seminar.

2016 he published his FDM textbook in german: Fasziendistorsionsmodell – Ein medizinisches Konzept – Praxiswissen kompakt

(Fascial Distortion Model – a medical Concept – Practical knowledge compact)

In addition, Markus Nagel deals in practical and scientific study intensively with the physiology of fascia and the Fascial Distortion Model. He gives frequent lectures on osteopathy at the DIU (Dresden International University) and runs his own practice in Osnabrueck/Germany.


Time Schedule

Day 1
13.30 Registrations
14.00 Introduction into the FDM, history of the FDM, the person Stephen Typaldos, Definitions and terms: Fascia, Distortion, Model Understanding from fascia by Stephen Typaldos
15.00 Fascial distortions: Triggerband (TB), Herniated Triggerpoint (HTP), Continuum distortion (CD) with subtypes (eCD, iCD)Theoretical explanation: Continuum Theory
16.00 Fascial distortions: Folding distortion (FD) with subtypes (uFD, rFD), Cylinder distortion (CyD), Tectonic fixation (TF) Theoretical explanation: Fluid and tissue
17.00 Course of Fascial distortions: TB, HTP, CD, FD, CyD, TF Theoretical explanation: The term “chronic” in the FDM
18.00 Diagnosis of Fascial distortions: TB, HTP, CD, FD, CyD, TF Three diagnostic pilars: gesture (body language), anamnesis (subjective complaints, mechanism of injury), examination (objective findings)
19.00 End day 1

Day 2
09.00 General Treatment of Fascial distortions / Typaldos method: TB (Triggerband technique), HTP (HTP tehnique) Analogy: ziplog bag, „bring cows in the barn!“
11.00 Live treatment patients
12.00 General Treatment of Fascial distortions / Typaldos method: CD (Continuum technique), FD (traction and compression)
13.00 Lunch break
14.00 General Treatment of Fascial distortions / Typaldos method: CyD (manual and tool associated treatment), TF (tectonic pump) Analogy: cyber locks, slinky
16.00 Live treatment patients
17.00 General information on the treatment of Fascial distortions; Indications and contraindications
18.00 End day 2

Day 3
09.00 Specific examination and treatment: shoulder Specific treatment strategy for the shoulder
11.00 Live treatment patients
12.00 Specific examination and treatment: ankle Specific treatment strategy for acut sprained ankle Theoretical explanation: ligament injuries of fractures at the ankle
13.00 Specific examination and treatment: knee Theoretical explanation: injured menisci or cross bands
14.00 End of module 1


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