AFDMS Africa


AFDMS, African Fascial Distortion Model Society is a non-profit organization whom mission is to promote traning and research in the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) in Africa. It represent and defend the position of Africa at the world congress and  FDMGO. The African FDM Society was formally recognized by the Government of Burkina Faso.

AFDMS, the youngest of the FDM associations is created in 2011 in Burkina-Faso.  This event was made possible by the great effort of Dr Byrons PERKINS, Dr Issa OUEDRAOGO and HAROUNA Diallo Ezékias, the president of this continental association of FDM. From then, AFDMS has growed by many semminars organized in Burkina-Faso, Mali and Kenya with the help of AFDMA and EFDMA. So FDM is present in some African countries such as  Burkina-Faso, Benin, Mali, Ivory Cost, Togo, Niger and Kenya.


What’s  FDM ?

The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is an anatomical perspective, originated and developed by US physician Stephen Typaldos, D.O., in which “the underlying etiology of virtually every musculoskeletal injury is considered to be comprised of one or more of six specific pathological alterations of the body’s connective tissues (fascial bands, ligaments, tendons, retinacula, etc.).  As a model, the FDM is an abbreviated interpretation of the pathology of fascial injuries and contemplates the structural consequences of orthopedic, medical, surgical, and manipulative interventions.” (FDM: Clinical and Theoretical Application of the Fascial Distortion Model Within the Practice of Medicine and Surgery, by Stephen Typaldos, D.O.)

The clinical significance of the FDM is that through its manual application it can bring rapid and complete recovery to a large number of previously inadequately treated musculoskeletal injuries such as pulled muscles, ankle sprains, frozen shoulders, knee strains and a whole host of other athletic injuries. The FDM, however, is far more than just a collection of new manipulative techniques. Instead it is a comprehensive and entirely fresh perspective of envisioning and understanding injuries that competitively challenges current approaches and is poised to revolutionize the practice of medicine.  (

In FDM, the diagnostic process is based on three pillars of analysis.

  • The patient’s body language when describing pain.
  • Intuitive gestures are direct indicators of fascial distortions.
  • The patient’s case history as well as a serie of examinations complete the FDM diagnosis.

Availability of FDM therapists

The FDM therapists are available in some African countries such as Burkina-Faso, Benin, Mali, Togo, Niger, Ivory cost and Kenya.