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What Is FAKTR?


Chiropractic treatments are a non-medication, safe and effective way to treat common musculoskeletal complaints. Chiropractors are estimated to treat over 35 million Americans (adults and children) each year.

Chiropractic treatments help many people find relief from pain, inflammation, and mobility issues. While chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, is the most commonly used treatment, chiropractors utilize other treatment methods in their practice.

One such method is FAKTR. This blog will go over what FAKTR is, how it works, and how it can help you.

What Exactly Is FAKTR?

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

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

How it Works

Among the most common FAKTR protocols are:

  • Manual and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques are two of the most common FAKTR protocols (IASTM)
  • Flossing of the joints and/or muscles
  • Myofascial Release
  • Taping and/or cupping
  • Functional movements, training, and therapeutic exercises

With FAKTR treatment plans, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is very common. Your chiropractor will use small metal or plastic instruments to massage and release restricted tissues in your problem area (s). This works to break down scar tissue and increase blood flow, improving movement, reducing pain and stiffness, and speeding up healing.

This type of soft tissue manipulation helps in the recovery of all areas of the body, including the alignment of fibers and connective tissues.

This not only helps patients during the healing process, but it can also lead to better overall healing, leaving the problem area strong after recovery.

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

This type of specialty tape also helps in the healing process by reducing swelling, improving nutrient circulation, and providing support to prevent re-injury. Kinesiology tape is incredibly helpful for stabilizing and guiding muscles and joints to move within a normal range of motion.

Conditions Treated

Patients suffering from soft tissue injuries such as muscle strains, sprains, and tendon and ligament issues can benefit greatly from FAKTR. These conditions could be acute or chronic. 

FAKTR has been used to treat the following conditions: 

  • Sprains 
  • Strains 
  • Tendinitis 
  • Bursitis 
  • Shin Splints 
  • ITB Syndrome 
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Surgical Recovery

As you can see, FAKTR can treat a wide range of injuries and conditions. That’s one of the reasons it’s so well-liked. Because there isn’t just one protocol, the methods used can be tailored to each patient, injury, or condition.

FAKTR Benefits

FAKTR is an umbrella term for various treatment protocols that involve movement, soft tissue manipulation, and massage, among other things.

So, for example, during your appointment, our chiropractor would ask you about your condition, feel and evaluate the area, and then propose a treatment plan based on FAKTR protocols that will benefit you and your condition. This adaptable treatment can be tailored to your specific needs. There is no such thing as a cookie-cutter approach to care, and FAKTR enables our chiropractor to provide care tailored to your specific needs.

FAKTR treatments may also provide the following additional benefits: 

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

FAKTR also works to stimulate your nervous system. You can “train” your muscles to help heal, reduce pain, and lower your risk of injury by performing specific movements and exercises.

Begin Your Treatment Plan Right Away

FAKTR treatments have the potential to change how you go through your life. With the right treatment plan, your dedication to the process, and a supportive medical professional, what was once painful or impossible can become a thing of ease.

At Elite Health and Wellness in Kearney, NE, you can have all of that and more. Our chiropractors will work with you to create a treatment plan that will get you started on the healing path you’ve been looking for.

Contact our Elite Health and Wellness Chiropractors in Kearney, NE today to get started or learn 

more about your options.