Find it & Fix it Fast

Fascial Distortion Model

The PROVEN STANDARD for athletic health & wellness

Musculoskeletal health refers to the performance of the locomotor system, comprising intact muscles, fascia, bones, joints and adjacent connective tissues; Fascial Distortion Model is THE FRAMEWORK that gives you a reproducible approach to all musculoskeletal injuries.

What You Should Know About US


The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is a treatment model in which virtually all soft tissue injuries, or musculoskeletal complaints, are viewed through one or more of the six different types of alterations to the body’s connective tissues.

FDM contains a detailed physical assessment leading to a specific diagnosis and provides substantial objective outcomes.

No annual subscription/re-certification required to treat and resolve the musculoskeletal issues that come into your office.

No protocols to memorize, no blue and purple dots, just reproducible outcomes and happier & healthier patients.


years of reproducible outcomes



FDM Principles

We start with the foundational principles; observe, treat, retest. Find it and Fix it FAST!

FDM Advanced Clinical

The next step in the pathway to becoming a fascial ninja!

FDM Neuro

The basics of nerve structure and function, rationale for treatment, and our treatment methods.

FDM In-Person Seminars

UPCOMING In-Person Seminars

Full Body

Full Body Principles Seminar
February 24-25, 2024
FDM Training Facility
2762 Janitell Road,
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Full Body

Full Body Principles Seminar
March 23-24, 2024
FDM Training Facility
2762 Janitell Road,
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

OUR Mission

Fascial Distortion Model
Mission & Vision

If you could describe a Navy SEAL in one word, what would you choose? Fearless, strong, confident, prepared, and deadly come to mind. In the fall of 2014 I had the opportunity to sit down with a Navy SEAL officer and I asked him to describe in one word what being a Navy SEAL means. His answer was pure – adapt. He explained how their training is relentless, unconventional, demanding, and purposeful. They spend countless hours planning until their methods become second nature. However, after preparing and training for a mission, when they’re out in the field, the unexpected happens. When the plan breaks down, they know how to adapt and find a way to complete their mission.

The Navy SEAL echoed the thoughts of Dr. Stephen Typaldos who taught that a provider must have confidence to implement the treatments of the Fascial Distortion Model. They must use force to manually return distorted tissue to a pre-injured setting and they must adapt when there is a bad treatment outcome. This understanding of basic principles of the model combined with having the confidence to adapt to things we may not fully understand, makes its application so powerful.

Through the FDM Dr. Typaldos gave us a lens to view all treatment techniques. You don’t have to forget what you already know. Remember, FDM has been at the forefront of the fascia movement since the early ‘90s. Manual therapists all over the world have learned this model. Our task is to build upon his foundation by providing advanced FDM courses, and making FDM the first thing a healthcare provider, or patient, thinks of when they see a musculoskeletal injury.

As I always say, the Fascial Distortion Model isn’t rocket science, it’s rocket fuel. It fuels curiosity as to what else is possible.

– C. Tyrel Hummel, D.C.
President, Fascial Distortion Model

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