Fascial Distortion Model 


Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5:00PM 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 5:00PM

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Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation
2801 MLK Jr Drive
Cleveland, OH 44104  

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Holly Macriss 

Cleveland Clinic Module 1 Seminar
Introduction to the FDM

American Fascial Distortion Model Association (AFDMA) and
The FDM Academy

Presents: FDM Module 1 Seminar

April 21-23, 2017

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation
Cleveland, OH 

Friday April 21, 2017 from 5 PM - 9 PM 
Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017:  8 AM - 5 PM

Registration is open to DO, MD, DO/MD Medical Students, NP, PA-C, PT, OT, ATC, DC, ND, DDS, DMD, DPM, and SI (Certified ind Structural Integration).

Course Fees
Cost of Course includes the books Introduction to the FDM and Why Does It Hurt?  
AFDMA Member  - $700
Residents - $450
Active Military - $600
Medical Students (DO/MD) - $250
Nonmembers - $950  (or consider joining AFDMA when you register and save $50 today!) 
Repeat Course Attendee* - AFDMA member - $450
Repeat Course Attendee* - AFDMA non-member - $550

*Repeat Course Attendees will be verified before acceptance into the course.

Have multiple registrants attending from the same office location?
AFDMA is offering a discount for offices with multiple registrants from the same office location. Here is the breakdown:

  • 3 to 4 registrants from same office - $100 off each registration (member or nonmember rate)
  • 5 and over - $150 off each registration (member or nonmember rate)

Discount will be applied after registrations have been verified and depending on the registration type, the appropriate refund will be issued through PayPal back to the registrants from same office location. Questions regarding this discount, please contact Holly Macriss, AFDMA Executive Director, at

Cancellation Policy 
Full Refund on or before 03/31/2017, 50% Refund 03/31/2017 - 04/14/2017.  No refund after 04/14/2017. However, course fee can be applied to future course. If course is cancelled by AFDMA at any point, a full refund of course registration will be offered.

Hotel Reservations
AFDMA has not established a room block at any hotel in Cleveland allowing registrants the opportunity to stay anywhere. It is highly recommended that a hotel reservation be made as soon as you register as hotel rooms are sometimes very hard to come by in Cleveland and surrounding area. 

CME Hours
The AFDMA has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 20 credits of AOA Category 1A CME credits.  Approval is currently pending.

The AFDMA has requested that the American Academy of Family Physicians approve this program for 19.00 Prescribed credit(s).  Approval is currently pending. 

This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 18.75 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.

All other healthcare professionals must submit their seminar certificate to their licensing organization to receive CEUs.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2017
4:30-5:00 PM         Registration
5:00-9:00 PM         Introduction to the FDM, History, Terminology, Fascia, the Fascial Distortions

Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:00-9:30 AM          Diagnosis of Fascial Distortions/Clinical Progression
9:30-10:15 AM        General Treatment of Fascial Distortions –Theory – TB & HTP
10:15-11:10             Hands-on Treatment of TB’s & HTP’s
11:10-12:00             Live Patients
12:00-1:00               Lunch on your own
1:00-1:45 PM          General Treatment of Fascial Distortions – Theory – CD & FD
1:45-2:30 PM          Hands-on Treatment of CD & FD
2:30-3:10 PM          General Treatment of Fascial Distortions – Theory – CyD & TF
3:10-3:45 PM          Hands-on Treatment of CyD & TF
3:45-4:30 PM          Diagnosis and Treatment of Shoulder Conditions According to the FDM
4:30-5:00 PM          Live Patients

Sunday, April 23, 2017
8:00-9:30 AM         Treatment of Shoulder Conditions Practicum
9:30-10:00 AM        Diagnosis and Treatment of Sprained Ankles According to the FDM – Theory
10:00-10:45 AM      Treatment of Ankle Sprains Practicum
10:45-12:00 PM       Live Patients followed by discussion of treatments 
12:00–1:00 PM        Lunch on your own
1:00-2:00 PM          Diagnosis and Treatment of Knee Conditions According to the FDM                           2:00-3:30 PM          Treatment of Knee Conditions Practicum
3:30-4:30 PM          Live patient followed by discussion of treatment 
4:30 -5:00 PM         Questions, wrap-up

Breaks to be inserted as needed.

Lead Instructors: Todd Capistrant, DO

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