Functional immobility has demonstrated a higher risk of all-cause mortality in geriatric population. It is noted that musculoskeletal pain is one major factor involved with geriatric functional immobility. The fascial distortion model (FDM) utilizes pathognomonic physical gestures to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal pain. In this case study, a long-term nursing facility patient with significantly prolonged wheelchair-to-bed transfer presented with several upper and lower extremity fascial distortions. After FDM treatment, the patient demonstrated a moderate return of functional mobility. This case presents the utility of FDM treatment in cases of decreased functional mobility due to musculoskeletal pain as well as treatment for patients in skilled nursing facility settings.

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