FDM Basic is composed of 4 modules. Each module consists of 20 hours.

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.

What can you get in the four parts of this FDM-course?

In this FDM course, we start in Module 1 with an introduction to the pain body gesture (body language) and how to analyse it. The understanding of the pain body language is the cornerstone to analyse the pain code and to go inside the Fascial Distortion Model. So you will learn a lot about fascial distortions and how the Fascial Distortion Model works. This seminar contains a review of the FDM principles as well as a basic introduction to the practice of the Fascial Distortion Model in relation to the region of shoulder, knee and ankle. We will build up your knowledge of the basic principles and enable you to correctly analyse the FDM-patterns and treating complaints of the shoulder, knee and ankle.

We emphasise on teaching you how to properly administer the basic manual treatment portion of our model. You will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be treated within the FDM and to practise the manual portions in detail with our instructors.


How quickly you are able to implement what you learned in this first seminar?

Completing the Module-1 seminar you will have a new understanding of the FDM approach and will be able to analyse the pain body gesture of common problems typically found in office.

Examples of complaints you will analyse and treat include: “Biceps Tendonitis, Triceps Tendonitis, Shoulder Pain, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Impingement Syndrome and Frozen Shoulder. Ankle Sprains/Strains, Sever’s Disease, Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Shin Splints, Knee Pain, Patellar Tendonitis, Osgood Schlatter’s Disease, Hamstring Sprains/Strains and IT Band Syndrome”


What can you learn in the following parts of this FDM course?

Part two and three contain the visual diagnostic of FDM-pattern and treatment techniques of pelvic area/hips, lower and middle back and neck (part two) and lower and upper extremities and the head area (part three). The list of injuries that you will learn to treat is extensive:

For example: Low Back Pain, Low Back Sprain/Strains, Abdominal Sprains/Strains, SI Joint Pain, Disc Injuries, Neck Pain, Whiplash, Headaches, Wrist Sprains/Strains, Carpal Tunnel, Forearm Sprains/Strains, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow,…

But don’t worry… there are no protocols to learn here! Within the FDM, our model is unlike the traditional assessment-protocol or other ‘techniques’. We will teach you not only what to treat, but rather how to analyse the pain body language to go inside the Fascial Distortion Model and understand the underlying pathophysiological problems…regardless of the common diagnostic labels.


In the final part ...

In the final part of the basic course your FDM skills get a fine tuning. In addition, part four focuses on complex and combined FDM problems of every area of the body. In particular we present patients with combined distortion patterns of the lumbar-pelvis-hip region. And of course, we repeat all of the three-dimensional joint techniques intensively.

This final part is also an exam preparation, because you will also have the opportunity for a theoretical and practical exam.

After passing the exam, you will be listed in the FDM registry. Furthermore, you will have the requirements for a membership in the European FDM Association.


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

Special treatment of:

  • Head problems
  • Elbow, forearm and hand problems
  • Lower leg and foot problems
  • Refresher Module 1+2

Module 4 - Practical Training / Examination

Patient demonstrations with combined distortion patterns
Special treatment of:

  • Lumbar-pelvis-hip region joint techniques
  • Manipulative techniques at peripheral joints
  • Refresher 1-3 / examination preparation and examination

All modules are hands-on seminars in which participants perform all FDM treatment steps on each other!

In all modules, participants can bring along and present patients from their practices. On request, these can be treated in front of all participants. Video and audio recordings are prohibited as a matter of principle. (The organisers reserve the right to take legal action against any party that fails to comply with this rule. In addition, any participant who takes unauthorised video and/or audio recordings will be excluded from the event with immediate effect).

“Enjoy your success with FDM!” (Stephen Typaldos)