The “FDM World Congress” has been taking place regularly since 2001, and is being organized alternately by one of the currently four FDM Continental Associations. It will be organized in 2017 for the second time in Europe by the EFDMA.

The last congress took place in 2014 in San Antonio (TX) (video impressions). The next is planned by the FDM Asian Association in Japan in 2020.


The EFDMA is a non-profit organization. Its aim is to sponsor and promote research and training in the areas of the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) and the Typaldos Method. The EFDMA sets certain standards in the education and promotion of the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) in Europe and offers information on FDM, its basic principles and application in the treatment of a diverse range of ailments to medical professionals as well as patients.

The European FDM Association was founded in November of 2006. During the following years, the EFDMA grew as fast as the number of FDM seminars that became available. In 2009 the EFDMA consisted of 70 active members. Today, the EFDMA counts nearly 700 members, spread over Europe.
The EFDMA board is currently made up of seven physicians, osteopaths and physiotherapists working on a voluntary basis. All seven successfully use FDM and the Typaldos Method on their patients. Read more under

Our vision is for every patient in Europe to have access to a qualified practitioner of the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM). 

The organization’s core activities consist of:

  • sponsoring scientific research on the Fascial Distortion Model and the Typaldos Method
  • promoting the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), developed by Stephen Typaldos, D.O., using PR
  • regulating and promoting basic and advanced FDM training courses, adhering to strict quality standards
  • the international exchange of knowledge and findings pertaining to the FDM by working closely with FDM associations in the US, Japan and Africa.


EFDMA General Assembly 2017 – Hallbergmoos (near Munich, GER)

10-Years-Celebration EFDMA- Schwechat (near Vienna, AUT) – 2016