Back to the roots

FDM event September 14th – 16th, 2023 Schloss Goldegg

Please join us, this will be a good opportunity to keep the spirit of FDM going on in us and to motivate us and learn from each other. We will have lectures, workshops, outdoor activities, networking and of course party!

Program preview

Subject to change!

September 14th, 2023:

FDM IC exam (from about 8am)
– EFDMA General Assembly (from 2pm)
– Opening lectures “Back to the roots” (from 5pm)
– Get-together (from about 7:45pm)

Information on the included meals see registration.

September 15, 2023:

– Lectures & Workshop (content see below)
– Party Sept. 15, 2023 evening

Start Sept. 15th probably 8:30 a.m. Information on the included meals see registration.
September 16, 2023:

– Outdoor activity referring to “Back to the roots”, family/friends welcome

Start Sept. 16th approx. 9:00pm, End expected at 1:00 p.m.
Preview content lectures & workshops:

Subject to change. All workshops/lectures can be attended, nothing takes place in parallel, everything one after the other. 

The approved advanced training can be credited to the diploma advanced training program of the Austrian Medical Association (other DFP points: 11)


Techniques for deep CDs in the knee.Matt Booth PT, DPT
Tectonic Fixation (TF) – the sixth distortion? Or the cause of all problems?Markus Nagel MSc.
The practitioner as patient.


From roots to branches. Why are there 7 branches in the FDM logo?Todd Capistrant, D.O
Back to the Roots:  Dr. Typaldos in His Own Words.Byron Perkins, D.O.
Why it is reasonable to believe in fascial distortions – Typaldos and his early convictions.Markus Nagel, MSc.
To Find the Pathway Through a Treatment Across the Roots.Markus Breinessl, M.D.
Health and wellbeing: What´s FDM got to do with it?Lukas Trimmel, M.D.
Set No Limits!Georg Harrer, M.D.
FDM – A perspective on anatomy.Stefan Anker MSc., D.O.
The enthesis organ as the anatomical basis for the continuum distortion.Klaas Stechmann M.Sc.
Verification of the Efficacy of AACD in Ankle Sprain: A Data-Based Study.Ryohei Miura
Using the Fascial Distortion Model to Treat Acute Clavicle Fracture.Piotr Rybacki, MSc.
Effectiveness of manual therapy based on the fascial distortion model on functional muscle strength, static balance and disability in adolescent patients with an ankle sprain: a quantitative, longitudinal pilot study.Attila Kollarics, BSc.
Investigating the Combined Effects of Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) Manual Therapy And Balance-Strength Training in Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability.Amin Mohammadi, Bsc.
To treat or not to treat. A brief History of Healing.Gerd Reuther, M.D.
The FDM from a philosophical point of view.Eugen Maria Schulak, PhD

Interactive part:

What WE have learned from our patients.
Participation fee
PricePrice member
All-in Ticket€ 380€ 320
Companion Sept. 14*€ 20
Companion Sept. 15*€ 40
  • Member discount for members of EFDMA, FAA, AFDMA and AFDMS
  • *Kids up to age of 14 for free
Congress language


Almost all lectures/workshops will be held in English. For the German-language presentations an Englisch translation will be offered. Please let us know when you register if you need a translation via headset.


The EFDMA has blocked rooms in various accommodations in the area for participants of the event until a certain date. Please check the deadlines in the list (after the deadlines rooms on request). Rooms are to be booked and paid for by the participants themselves. If there are no more rooms available, please contact the EFDMA office.

Near most accommodations there is also a bus station with a bus connection to Goldegg Castle. If you do not have transport  possibility from your accommodation to Goldegg Castle, please contact the EFDMA office (, +43 1 94 75 276), we will provide shuttle services.

Event location 

“Schloss Goldegg” in Austria (Hofmark 1, 5622 Goldegg ), near Salzburg: (english information about the Goldegg castle:

FDM & the Typaldos method are special and that’s why we wanted to choose a special location for this event. So we think Schloss Goldegg is the perfect place to go back to our/your/their/my/… roots 😉


For your visit, Goldegg Castle can be reached particularly cheaply and in an environmentally friendly way by train and bus.

VERY SIMPLE. The offer for your arrival:
With the cheap RIT train ticket to Schwarzach-St. Veit (IC/EC station), then with the Postbus* 580 (timetable) to Goldegg Castle. In connection with your stay at the castle or in Goldegg (seminars, dialogues, courses, conferences, holidays, etc.) you will receive a train ticket reduced by about 60%. 

*Alternative to the bus: Taxi Pongau +43 664 405 66 92 

How do you get the ticket?
In writing to MOBILITO via email (write Goldegg Castle & EFDMA in the request). You will receive a non-binding offer from Mobilito with a suggested timetable and the reduced fare. The Mobilito service can be used with a booking confirmation from the hotel or the “Back to the roots” event.

Coming from Vienna/Munich: Tauernautobahn – exit St. Johann / Gasteinertal to the B 311 – after the village of Schwarzach – turn right to Goldegg. Coming from Innsbruck: turn left before the village of Schwarzach.
Attention: Do not drive through the tunnel – applies to both directions!

The “Kulturverein Schloss Goldegg” is a certified „Gemeinwohlbetrieb (GWÖ)” (public welfare enterprise) and has been awarded the eco-label for green meetings, green events and the Austrian eco-label.

Contact information

Martina Lichtblau (EFDMA General Secretary) is happy to answer any questions:

Phone: +43 1 94 75 276

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