About the EFDMA (European Fascial Distortion Model Association)

Among other things the EFDMA defines standards for disseminating the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) in Europe and provides information about the FDM, its fundamentals and their application in treatment of various clinical pictures to medical professionals.

In November 2006 the European FDM Association was founded in Vienna. Georg Harrer M.D., Erich Gstarz M.D., Christoph Rossmy D.O., Christian Stein M.D., Markus Breineßl M.D., Karin Forthuber and Stefan Anker MSc, D.O. have been active in this process as founding members of the association. The first president of the EFDMA was Georg Harrer M.D..

Over the following years and with an increasing number of FDM courses the EFDMA grew. When Christoph Rossmy took over the chair of the association in 2009, it already counted more than 70 members.

Today the association has more about 800 members in Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland, Luxemburg, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Greece, Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, …..

The EFDMA board comprises seven unsalaried members, doctors and therapists, who successfully apply the FDM and the Typaldos method in their everyday practice.


The EFDMA board

– President Lukas Trimmel M.D.
– Vice-President Klaus Wachter M.D.
– Vice-President Mag. Joachim Stolz
– Treasurer Gerlinde Feiel-Schmidt D.O.
– Deputy Treasurer Eike Jürgen Haessler M.D.
– Secretary Martina Nilkens
– Deputy Secretary Bettina Eigenmann

The objectives of the EFDMA

Our vision is that every patient in Europe has access to a qualified treatment according to the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM).

The association’s activities focus on:

  • the regulation and promotion of a qualified FDM training
  • international exchange of experiences within the FDM in close cooperation with the FDM associations in the USA, Japan and Africa
  • the promotion of scientific projects regarding the Fascial Distortion Model and the Typaldos method
  • dissemination of the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) developed by Stephen Typaldos D.O. through public relation work
EFDMA Generalversammlung 2019