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Fascial Distortion Model—Beyond the Basics: Osteopathy and FDM Moving Forward Together

Todd A. Capistrant, DO, MHA, is course director for this Pre-Convocation course.


Brain Therapy for Neonatal Reflexes & Lifelong Reflexes in Adults and Children

Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (France), is course director for this Pre-Convocation course.


Fascial Distortion Model: Treating the Shoulder, Ankle and Knee

Sometimes referred to as Module 1, this introductory course is an excellent starting point on the journey of learning the fascial distortion model (FDM). FDM is an excellent modality to be used in the clinic, on the field, and in the emergency room for fast and effective results. While there are some specific FDM techniques, … Read More


Fascial Approach to the Thoracic Viscera: A Basic Course

This course is an introductory course in visceral techniques to the thorax and thoracic viscera. Attendees will explore traditional osteopathic concepts of ventral technique as they apply to the thoracic viscera, ribs and anterior neck. Emphasis will be placed on physical examination, functional anatomy, and the anatomical relationships between diaphragm, ribs, sternum, thoracic spine and … Read More


Mastering HVLA Manipulation: Application in a Busy Osteopathic Practice

Direct method high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) techniques can be extremely effective, efficient, long-lasting and gentle manipulative procedures. The HVLA techniques presented in this course will address representative dysfunction in all areas of the body from foot to occiput; will embrace care delivered in a wide range of body positions (supine, prone, seated and lateral recumbent); and … Read More