Entries by Jay

How I Got Hooked on Fascial Distortion Model

By Mara AbbottOlympian and CTS Contributing Editor I almost never got bodywork as a professional cyclist. Part of that decision was probably financial, but a part of it also came […]

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.  […]

Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) and Spark Motion Team Up

Bethesda, MD – Spark Motion and FDM are excited to announce a strategic partnership to enhance movement literacy. By utilizing the powerful motion capture platform of Spark Motion, providers utilizing FDM will now be able to share meaningful pre- and post-treatment documentation with clients and patients in an powerful and intuitive way.

Total Tissue Restoration

Listen in on a conversation about Total Tissue Restoration. Dr. Hummel is discussing the new technologies responsible for solving the global pandemic of AMR (antimicrobial resistance) with Dr. Kevin Caizley, a consultant […]

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 […]

Letter from Dr. Stephen Typaldos’s son

NAPLES, FLORIDA, January 31, 2017 – Recently, a group of osteopaths that calls itself the American Fascial Distortion Model Association, or AFDMA, announced they will begin allowing chiropractors and other […]

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; […]

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles (uh-KIL-eez) tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. Achilles tendonitis […]

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 […]

Ankle Sprains

A sprained ankle is a common injury. Sometimes, all it takes to sprain your ankle is a roll, twist or turn of your ankle in an awkward way. This unnatural […]

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Although it might seem that carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition born from long hours spent working on a computer keyboard, carpal tunnel syndrome actually has numerous causes. Bound by […]

DeQuarvains Syndrome / Wrist Tenosynovitis

DeQuarvains Syndrome/Tenosynovitis (ten-oh-sine-oh-VIE-tis) is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have tenosynovitis, you’re likely to feel discomfort every time you turn […]

Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, […]

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow is pain and inflammation on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your […]

Hamstring Strain / Pull

A hamstring strain / pull injury occurs when the hamstring muscle is either fatigued or stretched beyond its normal range of motion. The hamstring is the group of muscles that […]

Hip Flexor / Psoas Tendinitis

Hip flexor/Psoas Tendinitis inflammation of the iliopsoas tendon caused by acute trauma or overuse repetitive hip flexion. Pain is usually felt in the anterior (front) of the hip or groin […]

Hip Pain

Hip Pain refers to pain that occurs in and around your hip. Hip pain can be caused by problems with your hip joint. This type of hip pain tends to […]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

ITBS is one of the leading causes of lateral knee pain in runners. The iliotibial band is a superficial thickening of tissue on the outside of the thigh, extending from […]