manuelletherapie 2019; 23(02): 81-89
DOI: 10.1055/a-0882-7098
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Kritische Betrachtung des Fasziendistorsionsmodells

Critical Examination of the Fascial Distortion Model
Christoph Thalhamer
Orthopädisches Spital Speising, A-Wien
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08 October 2018

18 October 2018

Publication Date:
17 May 2019 (online)


Obwohl die Behandlungsmethode des Fasziendistorsionsmodells (FDM) bereits seit den 1990er-Jahren existiert, liegen nur wenige klinische Studien zu deren Wirksamkeit vor. Beim FDM handelt es sich also immer noch um eine expertenbasierte und nicht um eine auf externe Evidenz gestützte Methode.

Die eingesetzten Techniken sind meist äußerst schmerzhaft. Daher bleibt die strittige ethische Frage, ob Patienten trotz ungeklärten Nutzens Schmerzen ausgesetzt werden sollten.


Although the treatment modality of the fascial distortion model exists since the 1990ies, clinical studies on its effectiveness are still rare. Consequently, FDM is still an expert-based rather than a method supported by external evidence.

The employed techniques are usually extremely painful. Therefore, the ethical question remains, whether patients should be exposed to pain despite unclear benefit.

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