Markus Nagel MSc.

Markus Nagel, born 1965 in Nuremberg, first earned a diploma in ‘Musical Theater Directing’ at the University and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg before becoming a physiotherapist. In this field he taught for over 10 years.

From 2003 he studied Osteopathy at the University of Wales and the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (OSD). After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2009, he went on to complete a Master’s degree in Osteopathy at Dresden International University (DIU). During this time he also received the permission to practice medicine professionally (Heilpraktiker). He is also a member of the Fascia Research Society.

In 2005, he heard about the fascia distortion model for the first time at a congress. While still studying osteopathy, he became acquainted with working with the FDM and trained himself by working with Dr. Harrer and Dr. Breinessl in Vienna.

In 2008 he became a member of the EFDMA. This was followed by certification as an FDM therapist in 2009, and in 2011 he became an FDM instructor of the EFDMA.

From 2009 to 2011 he was a regular assistant at FDM seminars. He gained further experience at International Seminars in Japan and the USA.

From 2011 to 2017, he was active on the EFDMA Board of Directors, most recently as its Vice President.

In 2017, he was Congress President of the largest FDM Congress to date in Cologne.

Since 2011, he has given numerous FDM seminars in Germany and other European countries. He also lectures at international congresses and symposia on various aspects of FDM. At the same time, he organizes seminars with international lecturers in Germany. From 2009 to 2018 he also taught at the OSD and DIU in the Department of Osteopathy.

In 2012, under his editorship, the EFDMA textbook was written and edited, which was also published as an English edition only one year later.

This was followed in 2016 by the book “Fascial Distortion Model” published by Thieme Verlag.

Markus Nagel deals intensively with the physiology of the fascia and the different medical concepts and perspectives in practical and scientific discussions. This special consideration between physiology and philosophy also leads to the conviction that the treatment of the distortions described by Typaldos has to be seen under the aspect of the body’s ability to regenerate. This understanding leads to a different view of the body and to more self-responsibility for one’s own health.

Markus Nagel works in his osteopathic practice in Osnabrück/Germany.


Publications and science:

Osteopathy in movement, in: Torsten Liem u. a. (eds.): Theorie des osteopathischen Denkens und Handelns. Hippokrates Verlag Stuttgart 2008.

Body and Mind – Feeling, Thinking, Treating: Congress report, in: Osteopathic Medicine 10th year, 1/2009.

Rudolf Virchow and osteopathy, in: Torsten Liem / Tobias Dobler (eds.): Leitfaden Osteopathie. Elsevier Verlag Munich, 3rd edition 2009.

The influence of Virchow on A.T. Still, in Osteopathic Medicine 12th year, 2/2011.

Osteopathy in gynecology – congress report, in Osteopathic Medicine 12th year, 3/2011.

Headache and its treatment according to the fascial distortion model, in Deutsche Zeitschrift für Osteopathie 10th volume, 2/2012.

The Fascia Distortion Model – A Site Assessment, in EFDMA (ed.): The Fascia Distortion Model, The Typaldos Method, self-published 2012.

Fascia distortion model: a medical concept – Praxiswissen kompakt. Haug Verlag Stuttgart, 1st edition 2016; Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, 2nd edition 2019.

筋膜ディストーションモデル (Fasziendistorsionsmodell), Licensed edition in Japanese. Gaiabooks Inc., 1. Auflage 2018


Osteopathie im Hasehaus
D-49074 Osnabrück, Germany
Neumarkt 1a
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