Tom Findley

Dr. Findley completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota under the guidance of FJ Kottke, MD PhD, one of the founders of that field. He earned his PhD in physical medicine, and received state of the art training in physical therapy, exercise physiology, psychology, and anthropology. He has extensive training in complementary medicine and is an active clinician (Certified Advanced Rolfer™) as well as a researcher at the VA Medical Center East Orange NJ which is a member of the Planetree Network of hospitals incorporating integrative medicine. He is the Founder of the Fascia Research Congress, and served as CEO and executive director from its inception in 2007 through 2013.
As a physiatrist he treats many disorders of the musculoskeletal system. As a scientist he strives to understand their pathophysiology to develop focused treatments and prophylactic regimens. Fascia, part of the connective tissues that permeate the human body, may be the unifying structure and concept that is essential to elucidate the mechanisms of these dysfunctions. 

The links between fascia and cancer were proposed more than 100 years ago by AT Still, the founder of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Findley is the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Northup Award from the American Osteopathic Association for his paper Three-Dimensional Mathematical Model for Deformation of Human Fasciae in Manual Therapy.

Kwong E Findley T Fascia – Current Knowledge and Future Directions in Physiatry: A Narrative Review  J Rehab Res Dev 51(6), 875–884, 2014
Roman M, Chaudhry H, Bukiet B, Stecco A, Findley T  Mathematical Analysis of Flow of Hyaluronan around Fascia in Rolfing, Massage and Fascial Manipulation Techniques  J Am Osteopathic Assoc  113(8):600–10, 2013 Aug.
Findley TW. Shalwala M Fascia Research Congress Evidence from the 100 year perspective of Andrew Taylor Still. J Bodyw Mov Ther 17(3):356–64, 2013 Jul.
Findley T, Chaudhry H, Stecco A, Roman M. Fascia research – a narrative review.J Bodyw Mov Ther. 16(1):67–75, 2012.

Tom Findley obituary

With extremely heavy hearts, we are sad to let you know Dr. Thomas Findley died on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Tom Findley was one of the founders of the Fascia Research Congress and the Fascia Research Society.

All of us at the Fascia Research Society will miss him, and know our fascia community will also.

For those who would like to make a contribution in memory of Tom, please visit this Fascia Research Society link:

Fascia Research Congress 3980 BroadwayBoulder, CO 80304