What is FAKTR?
The FAKTR Concept was developed by Dr. Thomas Hyde and Dr. Greg Doerr, two clinicians with over 20 years of combined experience with chiropractic, rehabilitation and soft tissue manipulation. At the time of its development, leading research involving IASTM (instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation) placed emphasis on the static treatment at the site of pain only. Although backed by peer-reviewed research, this approach only emphasized soft tissue manipulation. In 2010, the FAKTR concept was formalized–a unique approach to patient care that involves not only IASTM (instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation), but that utilizes many manual and instrument-assisted soft tissue techniques and incorporates functional rehabilitation through provocation and movement. Although the protocol can be performed with or without instruments, the developers wanted to develop high quality surgical stainless-steel instruments in a number of different shapes for maximum effectiveness.
We firmly believe that incorporating the FAKTR concept into your patient treatments will produce improved outcomes in a variety of patient populations. From sprains and strains to connective tissue injuries, post-surgical scars, edema and bruising; we know your top priority is to get your patient or athlete feeling better and moving better faster. An instrument is only a tool–our goal is to provide you with some of the best high-quality IASTM tools so that you can implement the FAKTR concept in your patient care and achieve maximum results.
What sets FAKTR instruments apart?