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Is FAKTR Treatment Right For You?


Chiropractic care is a drug-free, safe, and effective method of treating common musculoskeletal complaints. It is estimated that chiropractors treat over 35 million adults and children annually, up from 19 million in 2012.

Many people benefit from chiropractic treatments to alleviate pain, inflammation, and mobility issues. While the most common treatment is chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, chiropractors use a variety of other treatment methods in their practice.

One such method is FAKTR. This article will explain FAKTR, how it works, and how it can benefit you.

What Is FAKTR?

FAKTR (pronounced “factor”) stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, a comprehensive chiropractic rehabilitation method.

FAKTR tailors a treatment plan to the problem, injury, and patient using a variety of techniques and movement protocols. The underlying philosophy restores mobility and lessens pain through muscle movements, exercises, and treatments.

How Does It Work?

FAKTR treatment consists of a variety of treatments and modalities. • Both manual and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques are common FAKTR protocols (IASTM)

  • Joint and/or muscle flossing 
  • Myofascial release 
  • Taping and/or cupping 
  • Joint and/or muscle flossing 

FAKTR treatment plans commonly include instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). 

Your chiropractor will massage and release restricted tissues in your problem area with small metal or plastic instruments (s). This breaks down scar tissue and increases blood flow, improving movement, reducing pain and stiffness, and speeding up healing.

This type of soft tissue manipulation aids in the proper recovery of all parts of the area, including fiber and connective tissue alignment.

This not only benefits patients during the healing process but can also result in improved overall healing, leaving the problem area strong once recovered.

Taping your muscles with kinesiology tape helps to stabilize and support them without interfering with their natural movements or healing process.

Conditions Treated

Patients with soft tissue injuries, such as muscle strains, sprains, and tendon and ligament problems, can benefit significantly from FAKTR. These conditions may be acute or chronic. 

FAKTR has been used in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Strains 
  • Sprains
  • Shin splints 
  • Tendinitis 
  • Bursitis 
  • ITB syndrome 
  • Sports injuries and conditions
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Surgical recovery

As you can see, FAKTR can treat various injuries and conditions. That is one of the reasons for its popularity. Because there is no single protocol, the methods used can be tailored to each patient, injury, or condition.

Benefits of FAKTR

The versatility of FAKTR is one of its major benefits.

FAKTR is an umbrella term for a variety of treatment protocols involving movement, soft tissue manipulation, and massage, among other things.

So, for example, during your appointment, your practitioner would ask you about your condition, feel and evaluate the area, and recommend a treatment plan that includes FAKTR protocols that will benefit you and your condition. This treatment is adaptable and can be tailored to your particular needs. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to care, and FAKTR enables your provider to provide tailored care to your particular needs.

Treatments for FAKTR may also provide the following great benefits:

  • Faster healing and recovery
  • Can be used on people of all ages and body types
  • Excellent for athletes 
  • Improved mobility 
  • Pain, inflammation, and stiffness reduced 
  • Improved circulation and reduced blood flow to the injured area

FAKTR stimulates the nervous system as well. You can “train” your muscles to help with healing, pain reduction, and injury prevention by performing specific movements and exercises.

FAKTR Treatments in Kearney, NE

If you’re wondering if FAKTR is suitable for you, please get in touch. As a certified FAKTR provider in Kearney, NE, we will determine whether your condition is suitable for FAKTR treatment.