Marjorie Kasten

FDM Special

Treatment of chronic and stubborn pain

Seminar with Marjorie Kasten PT, FDM Instructor AFDMA

Again after four years an FDM special seminar with Marjorie Kasten PT (USA) in Germany


Marjorie Kasten (USA) is one of the most experienced physiotherapists who uses FDM in practice. She worked with Stephen Typaldos for many years. She had the opportunity to accompany and support the founder of the FDM, but also to influence the FDM and the Typaldos method through her experiences.

She not only supported Typaldos in the treatment of patients, but also developed specific applications and techniques, based in part on her physiotherapeutic experience. For example, she used balls and other tools to treat successfully fascial distortions.

For years she was able to observe Typaldos at his work, as she documented many of his treatments on video for him. She is also the co-editor of Typaldos’ FDM textbooks and she also supported him at seminars. After Typaldos’ death, she served as Executive Director of the AFDMA (American FDM Association). She is Steering Committee Member of the FDM GO (FDM Global Organization), which was founded in 2017.

Based on her knowledge and experience, Marjorie Kasten has published two books: “An Introduction to the Fascial Distortion Model” in 2009 and “Which way is up when you are upside down” in 2010, focusing in particular on the possibilities of Inversion Therapy for her FDM arrives.

In 2018, she became FDM instructor of the AFDMA. She got this tribute as first physical therapist in the US. Until then this vocation was reserved exclusively for American D.Os. (Docotor of Osteopathy). We are lucky that Marjorie shares her knowledge and experience.


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Information about the seminar


Marjorie Kasten PT, Levant/Maine (USA), FDM Instructor (AFDMA)

Works as physiotherapist for over 20 years with the FDM in her practice
Assistant and colleague of Stephen Typalods D.O.
Co-editor of the FDM textbook from Typaldos and author of two FDM textbooks
Lecturer on international seminars in the USA, Europe and Japan

Medical scientific director:
Miriam Butz M.D.

Markus Nagel MSc, FDM Instructor (EFDMA)
Benedikt Fuchs, FDM IC
Helga Brüning, FDM IC


Friday, May 3rd 2019,  9 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 4th 2019,  9 am – 5 pm


Steigenberger Hotel Remarque Osnabrueck
Natruper-Tor-Wall 1
D – 49076 Osnabrueck
Tel.: +49 – (0)541 – 6096-0

For the participants there is a contingent of discounted hotel rooms.
When booking indicate “FDM-Seminar”.


This 2-day-seminar concentrates on the FDM approach for chronic pain.

  • FDM diagnosis in chronic pain patients
  • Breakthrough treatments
  • Inversion treatments in acute knee, hip and back problems
  • Using your body efficiently
  • Lots of practicum and hands-on use of the equipment
  • Demonstration and treatment of live patients

Course language is English / German consecutive

Admission requirements for the seminar

Participation at modules 1-3 according to the curriculum of the EFDMA or the successful certification (BC, Basic Certificate).

Members of the continental associations AFDMA, FAA and SAMDF are also admitted to the seminar.


495,- €

The number of participants is limited.
The fee includes seminar attendance, a handout of the speaker, lunch on both days, snacks for breaks and conference drinks (water unlimited, coffee and tea for breaks).

All participants will get a certificate of attendance at the end. Osteopaths and physiotherapists obtain 19 continuing education credits (19 credits), physicians obtain 18 continuing education credits via the medical association Lower Saxony (is requested)


Bank transfer after receipt of invoice within 4 weeks prior to the seminar


Registration only via online registration form.

If you have any problems with the registration form, don’t be hesitate to contact m.nagel@fdm-institut.de.

Please note: The registration is binding. With the confirmation of the organizer the contract arises. With the registration the terms and conditions are accepted.


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Up to six weeks prior to the seminar free cancellation, between 6 and 4 weeks in advance, 50% of participation fee, between 4 and 2 weeks in advance, 75%  of participation fee is due. In case of cancellation thereafter or absence is due the full price.