“I really like how quickly I see results with FDM. This is the best I’ve felt in a long time!”
“I want to thank you for all you are doing to help patients with acute and chronic pain. I am sold on FDM to say the least. After 4 major shoulder surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy and years of chronic pain, Dr. Sepehr Zandi did one treatment on my shoulder and it has not felt this good since before I injured it in 1991…..The last visit to the Surgeons in Seattle WA. was to hear the Dr. offer reconstructive surgery or total replacement. I could not believe the relief in my pain immediately following the treatment. The next day, same thing, no pain!! 3 days later, still feeling great! Thank you Dr. Zandi, you and FDM are a class act that cares about your patients and seem to love what you do and I can’t thank you enough! I will be telling everyone about FDM!”
“This seminar opened my eyes as to why certain patients don’t respond to my current methods, because I have been missing major issues. I previously did not have the frame-work to work with in.”
“FDM is a very clean system of identifying abnormal tissue problems related to musculoskeletal complaints and a clear method to treat them.”
“I’ve had two shoulder surgeries, 5 different physical therapy sessions and 15 cortisone shots. None of this seemed to help my shoulder pain and structeral damage. The surgeries did put everything back in place, but it did nothing for fixing the pain and lack of range of motion I have expierenced. I have seen my FDM provider just three times now and my range of motion has improved 100%. Even better than that is the amount of pain that has dissapeared. I really thought the only option I had left was shoulder replacement, which is what doctors had told me was next, but I am amazed, thrilled and very grateful for my FDM provider and how much everyday activities have eased for me.”
“I came to my FDM provider’s office after almost a year of frustration visiting podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons for intense pain and muscle spasms in the balls of both of my feet and into my toes. All of the medical specialists recommended corrective surgery that would require up to a year of recovery, but none could give me a definitive diagnosis or the encouragement I needed that surgery would make the pain go away.
When I mentioned to a friend that I may need foot surgery, she urged me to contact another acquaintance of ours who had similar issues before I commited to surgery. This led me to my FDM provider and I decided to give his FDM treatment a try. The FDM was painful at first, but he did a great job of explaining why his hands-on approach works and I was suprised at how quickly I began to experience relief from my pain. My condition has continued to improve and is no longer debilitating.
Recently, my 12 year old daughter – a competitive swimmer – strained her neck badly while training and had absolutely no mobility to turn her head side to side. My FDM provider’s office was the first call I made. After just one treatment, my daughter had almost full mobility and was free of pain. After applying the prescribed icing treatment following her appointment, she was good as new and back in the pool the following day. I will also mention that the staff at his office takes a personal interest in all of his clients. They are warm, cheerful and welcoming. I can’t thank my FDM provider and his team enough for helping me “back on my feet!”
“The patient is a 36 year old female with a left patella displaced by a fall on a railroad track while training for a 5K run. The superior surface of the patella had 4 herniated trigger points. The area was extremely sensitive to touch and greatly interfered with her ability to run. The flexion ROM was decreased due to pain. She had developed a long trigger band from the great toe to the lumbar spine.
Treatment: removed the trigger points and used heavy pressure superior to inferior to move the patella into proper position. When the patella was moving, the sensation and sound was similar to two plates of ice sliding on each other. The relief was immediate. The touch tenderness was gone, full range of motion was restored and the patient was sent out to do a walk-jog practice run. She will return next week for a follow-up.
Thank you FDM and Dr. Typaldos”
“I feel fortunate to have been introduced to the Fascial Distortion Model earlier this year. When I was told about the technique and that it was originally created by an osteopath and only taught to osteopaths, but was now going to be taught to other disciplines, I was intrigued.
I have always used joint manipulation and soft tissue techniques in my treatment approach to the various joint and soft tissue injuries that have presented in my office. However, I believe the one area that has always been either overlooked or poorly addressed, is the area of understanding fascia and treating it. Although I think that trend is changing as evident with the growth of the Fascial Research Congress which only started in 2007.
The FDM is a very unique model of assessment and treatment in that it considers 6 different types of fascial distortions and thus uses varied diagnostic and treatment approaches to correcting each. It appears to have filled a gap that was missing in my treatment tool box that I could not appreciate until I took the seminar. It was definitely an eye opener for me and has made a significant impact on my treatment outcomes.
In my clinic we have always tried to create a framework to allow everyone on our team the ability to work collaboratively and closely regardless of discipline, as well as speak the same language with respect to patient care. I believe the Fascial Distortion Model is the kind of tool that can be used to help our ‘team approach’ to patient care.”
Dr. Lawrence Micheli
Chiropractor and Clinic Manager
Toronto Athletic Club Sport Medicine Clinic
“Great first week using FDM. Lots of success so far. Hands need a break this weekend. Had a couple patients request to be seen by only me. Looking forward to week 2!”
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 University and some private individuals. The dynamic of this seminar was amazing. There were people in attendance with different backgrounds, treatment philosophies and experience. This was the first seminar the FDM group has used a new, and totally unique way to enhance the participants experience at the seminar. You have to attend to see it, but lets just say that everyone has a chance to have a front row seat!