What is it?
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. These concepts are quick to apply, easy to grasp and produce rapid results
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
The practice of functional medicine has been developed to address the healthcare needs of the 21st century. This branch of medicine addresses the interactions between genetic, environmental, chemical and lifestyle factors and their combined effect on a patient’s health. Such interaction have been shown to contribute to complex, chronic disease including such disorders as:
Type II Diabetes
Weight Gain / Loss
Acid Reflux / GERD
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
and many more systemic conditions…
Through comprehensive laboratory analyses, we identify and treat the cause of the disorders, beyond the symptoms. We are trained and certified in the practice of functional medicine and have seen extraordinary results in hundreds of our patient’s already.
Some of the laboratory testing agencies we utilize include:
ALCAT– food sensitivity testing
LabCorp & Quest Diagnostics– comprehensive blood analysis
DiagnosTechs– extensive adrenal and hormonal saliva testing
Genova Diagnostics– advanced digestive, infectious and immune testing