Manual therapy can often be efficiently supported by various tools. Cupping or flossing is ideal for working on a large area, kinesio tape is suited for preserving results, and a number of metallic fascia tools effectively aid working on deeper points or larger body surfaces.
What does FDM mean? It is short for Fascia Distorsions Model. It treats problems of the connecitive tissue. How does it work? ? People usually report their pain by pressing their fingers or by pointing at a painful spot or line with one or more fingers. The therapist interprets these signs of body language and treats the patient accordinglywith manual techniques.
It is often painful, but usually quick and effective. Provided you practise at home, and make the necessary lifestyle changes, the results can be long lasting, or even permanent.
Scars (eg. after a surgery, burn scars, partly ruptured tendons) can cause a lot of disturbance. Imagine that the connective tissue under your skin is like a stocking. If a thread of nylon gets entrapped, it can twist the whole thing. Similarly, connective tissues can be found not only directly under the skin, but in deeper layers as well. Consequently, a scar can cause a series of problems. As a result, early treatment of scars is advisable in order to prevent or minimize further damage.
What does this look like in practice? First I use gentle pressure on the tissue. Later I increase the itensity, change the directions, the rhythm and the types of massage techniques. When is scar therapy good for you? If you want to speed up the healing process right after a surgery or an injury, or if you have an old abdominal scar and have lower back pain or indigestion, or if your hip started to hurt after a knee operation. See what exciting connections we can find in our bodies?