Last week in LA, at the beautiful Torrance office of Beach Cities Orthopedics, I completed my Certification in a new system of treatment called FAKTR. This stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab. It is not a technique, but rather an approach to working with the fascial system in restoring function.
We were very fortunate to be taught by the creator of this system, Dr. Tom Haye (pictured above), who is very involved with the Fascial Congress, and who has very systematically backed up every part of this system with cutting edge research.
FAKTR allows for the use of a wide variety of soft tissue techniques including Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM – Many of you have seen these new myofascial tools in my treatment room) and Active Release Techniques (ART). It incorporates function and treatment in motion while simultaneously utilizing various forms of rehabilitation. The results so far are very promising, and I am excited to share this with you!