I thought I would share some of my thoughts on a course I took this past weekend FAKTR. FAKTR stands for Functional and Kinetic Training with Rehab. The thing about FAKTR is, it’s a system or concept that can be applied to any treatment in which you chose. It’s not like some of these other certifications I have taken, such as Active Release, where you have to learn over 300 protocols and end up forgetting the one your patient needs at that particular moment. The awesome thing is FAKTR can be applied to Active Release, Graston Technique, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, or anything else in which you chose to do.
FAKTR was created by Tom Hyde DC, who has been very instrumental for the development of our profession for the last 40 years, especially sports Chiropractic. After spending the weekend with Tom, and hearing all his stories, he has done so much, especially for the profession and I would call myself successful if I did half as much as he has.
It is Chiros like him who kept the profession going and allowed young Chiros a chance to grow the profession even further. Dr. Hyde has taught Sports Chiropractic all over the world, and has treated athletes such as the Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes, Powerlifters and Olympic athletes.
Without getting too much detail, FAKTR is basic, yet never ending. The possibilities for treatments are endless, the limits are your imagination. For example, I could treat one of my golfers, while swinging a golf club, balanced on 1 leg on a balance disc. Once the concepts are understood, all you need is an imagination and a little bit of knowledge.
I have already applied the concepts to Active Release and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation in the Clinical setting starting this Monday. My patients had statements like:
- “Wow, you’ve never treated me like this before.”
- “I’m glad you went to that seminar.”
- “Nobody has ever treated me like that before.”
- “I never knew that area was a problem until you found it.”
I would recommend the FAKTR seminar to anybody in the Sports Chiropractic field. It’s definitely a game changer. As they say, it’s another tool in the toolbox. The best part is I didn’t have to learn 300 more protocols like I did for Active Release, but knowing the concepts you can apply it to any treatment you want. The bigger imagination you have the better results you can get.
Here’s a few links for more info:
- Tom Hyde DC
- Also his tools are amazing. I like them way better than Adhesion Breakers, the Edge tool and others. I think I may like them better than Graston tools, certainly less expensive but not as heavy if you like a heavy tool like myself. You can buy them here.
Here are the tools I purchased