FAKTR : Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
At our Smyrna, GA clinic, Radiant Health Chiropractic now offers an additional technique called FAKTR, to assist the athlete or avid exerciser improve performance or break the barrier of pain and limited range of motion as a result of injury to the soft tissue and underlying fascia. The technique utilizes instruments that provoke the soft tissue to react and rebuild while in static, active and resistive positions while utilizing the same principles as the Graston technique. Dr. Tali Pariser, located in Smyrna, GA, has experience of over 15 years of neuromuscular techniques and soft tissue work. She now has taken the course and is in the process of receiving her certification in the FAKTR technique.
If your exercise routines include CrossFit, BJJ, play a professional sport, or simply suffer with scar tissue from improper posture FAKTR might be the technique that yields the best result.
What is FAKTR?
FAKTR (pronounced FACTOR) is actually a concept, not a technique. The acronym stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab. Co-Developed by Dr. Tom Hyde, DC, DACBSP, FRCCSS (Hon), ICSSD, CKTP, CSTI, GT, ART, FAKTR, FICC, incorporates the latest research and evidence-based soft-tissue techniques into a comprehensive protocol to treat common disorders of the muskuloskeletal system and complicated injuries quickly and easily with impressive results. The co-developers utilized their training in a variety of soft tissue techniques including instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) to develop a concept that included function and treatment of the kinetic chain while utilizing various forms of rehabilitation at the same time. This unique approach to treating in the position of provocation (pain, loss of range of motion, feeling of tightness within the fascia/soft tissues) and during motion sets FAKTR-certified providers in a class all their own. FAKTR incorporates all of the above variations to evaluate and treat soft tissue/fascial conditions.
What conditions can FAKTR treat?
FAKTR can treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including tendinopathy, sprains, strains, entrapment syndromes, fascial restrictions such as plantar fasciitis, ITB syndrome, myofascial pain syndromes, adhesive capsulitis, shin splints and post-surgical recovery. This list of conditions that can be treated with FAKTR protocols are too numerous to list here!
Who is the ideal patient for FAKTR?
While FAKTR is a great way to treat athletes quickly, the concept can be applied to all ages and all body types. FAKTR is excellent for those involved in auto accidents, work related injuries, sports injuries, post-surgical work including joint replacement and conditions of daily living.