The Fascial Distortion Model was birthed in the mind and heart of US physician Stephen Typaldos, DO as he went through his internship, residency, and began practicing medicine in family practice, manipulation and the emergency room. As with any concept, it took years of applying what he believed to be true before Typaldos would articulate his model clearly to his peers and to the world. Each article he wrote and each edition of his book reflected what he knew, understood, and was willing to put into print at that point in time. The FDM grew and developed in him as he treated thousands of patients in his office and in the emergency room. Each success made him more sure that his model worked and was true.
The first three FDM International Symposiums were held in the United States. The first one was in Bangor, Maine in July 2001, the second was in Anchorage, Alaska in June 2005, and the third one was held in August 2007 in Hawaii. The meeting in Hawaii following the passing of Typaldos was the springboard for the current growth that is occurring around the world. After meeting in Osaka, Japan in 2009 and in Vienna, Austria in 2011, the next FDM World Congress will be held in the US in 2014. Watch this site for more details as the time approaches.
With mountains of clinical evidence of the effectiveness of the FDM, now the burden rests on us to provide the research that will support the efficacy of the FDM. We purpose to work with universities and organizations, both national and international to provide and support this research effort whose time has come.