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2018 OPSO OMT Seminar - Fascial Distortion Model
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Byron Perkins, DO, leads this 3-day conference on Fascial Distortion Model

9/14/2018 to 9/16/2018
When: 9/14/18
8:00 AM
Where: Downtown Portland Embassy Suites
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, Oregon  97204
United States
Contact: Julie Walls

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This OMT course on Fascial Distortion Model will feature a two-part introduction covering the history, terminology, fascia and fascial distortions. The course will focus on treatment theory and hands-on treatment options for the shoulder, the ankle and the knee.




Dr. Perkins is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO, 1984. He interned at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, and completed a residency in Osteopathic Family Practice at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Board certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine, his current practice focuses on primary care, mental health, wellness, musculoskeletal injuries and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.

Dr. Perkins grew up in Japan, where his parents were missionaries. He moved to Alaska in 1974 after graduating from High School in Tokyo. His life long desire has been to facilitate and participate in Medical Missions. He began his medical practice at the Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome, and practiced at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage before co-founding Cornerstone Clinic Medical and Counseling Center. Alaska Medical Missions has grown out of that endeavor.

His current affiliations include the Alaska Osteopathic Medical Association, the Alaska State Medical Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Fascial Distortion Model Association, and the American Osteopathic Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of Anchorage Project Access, the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation in Portland, OR, and Northwest University in Kirkland, WA. He maintains teaching appointments with several Osteopathic Colleges of Medicine, and precepts medical students in Osteopathic Principles and Practice at Cornerstone Clinic..




The host venue is the Embassy Suites located at 319 SW Pine, Portland OR. To receive the discount group lodging rate call 800-643-7892.





Friday, September 14

7:30am-8:00:  Registration/Check In & Breakfast


8:00-10:00:  Introduction to FDM: History, Terminology, Fascia, the Fascial Distortions


10:00-10:30:  BREAK


10:30- 11:30:  Introduction to FDM: Part II


11:30-12:30pm: LUNCH


12:30-1:30:  Introduction to FDM: Part II continued


1:30-2:30: Diagnosis of Fascial Distortions/ Clinical Progression


2:30-2:45:  BREAK


2:45-4:00:  General Treatment of Fascial Distortions - Trigger Bands and Herniated Trigger points & Hands-On Treatment of Trigger Bands and Herniated Trigger points


4:00-4:15: BREAK


4:15-6:00: Patient Demonstrations, Questions and Wrap-Up


Saturday, September 15

7:30-8:00: Breakfast


8:00-10:00: General Treatment of Fascial Distortions - Continuum Distortion & Folding Distortion | Hands-On Treatment of Continuum Distortion & Folding Distortion


10:00-10:30: BREAK


10:30-11:30: General Treatment of Fascial Distortions - Cylinder Distortion & Tectonic Fixation


11:30-12:45: LUNCH


12:45-2:45: Hands-On Treatment of Cylinder Distortion & Tectonic Fixation


2:45-3:00: BREAK


3:00-4:30: Diagnosis and Treatment of Shoulder Conditions According to the FDM | Questions and Wrap-Up


4:30-5:00: Student Oral Presentations


5:00-6:00: Student Poster Presentations




Sunday, September 16

6:30am: Fit for Life Run or Walk


7:30-8:00: Breakfast


8:00-10:00: Diagnosis and Treatment of Sprained Ankles According to the FDM


10:00-10:15: BREAK


10:15-12:30: Diagnosis and Treatment of Knee Conditions According to the FDM | Discussion, Questions and Wrap-Up



 Questions? Call OPSO at 503.299.6776 or email

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