Fascial Distortion Model
At Reagan Integrated Sports Medicine, we follow the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) when treating sports injuries and chronic conditions.
FDM is not a technique, but rather a treatment model in which all soft tissue injuries, or musculoskeletal complaints, are viewed through one or more of the six different types of alterations to the body’s connective tissue:
- Triggerbands™ - These are the most common type of fascial distortion found in patients that have experienced repetitive, acute, and chronic sprain and strain injuries. Triggerbands are twisted bands of fibers that run along a linear pathway and are like seams that have become separated, torn, twisted, wrinkled, or sprained.
- Continuum Distortions™ - These distortions occur when the transition zone between ligaments, tendon, or other tissue and bone have lost their ability to respond to external forces. Continuum distortions typically occur at attachment sites and, if left untreated, are responsible for the creation of painful bone spurs.
- Cylinder Distortions™ - This refers to superficial layers of fascia that become distorted when traction and compression forces are combined with a twisting or rational force. Often difficult for patients to locate, cylinder distortions are associated with symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and spasm.
- Herniated Triggerpoints™ - This refers to injuries in which tissues that normally lay beneath a fascial layer have breached their surroundings. These are distortions they typically bulge through their adjacent fascial plane, creating localized pain that can radiate throughout an entire region of your body.
- Folding Distortions™ - These distortions develop when fascia in or around a joint becomes distorted, usually due to traction or compression forces such as severe pushing or pulling. Folding distortion injuries lessen the fascia’s ability to protect itself against these forces.
- Tectonic Fixations™ - These are physiological alterations where the fascial surfaces have lost their ability to glide smoothly. They are most common in jointed areas that have become fixated and are typically accompanied by a noticeable loss of range of motion.
Sports Medicine Doctors in Dallas, Texas
Although the Fascial Distortion Model has no protocols to memorize, it does contain a detailed physical assessment which leads to a specific diagnosis and enables our doctors at Reagan Integrated Sports Medicine to provide objective outcomes.
To receive the best chiropractic and sports medicine treatment in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area, contact us today at (972) 503-7272 and schedule a consultation. Or use our convenient online request form to arrange your appointment.