With FAKTR, we apply the latest research on the study of soft tissue manipulation, especially in relation to human performance and well-being. Many clinicians often seek non-invasive treatment options for athletes and active individuals that achieve rapid, positive results with minimal expenditure of time and resources. The FAKTR System utilizes multiple soft tissue mobilization techniques paired with dynamic exercise in provocative positions. This is meant to improve range-of-motion and strength, while stimulating healing. This is in stark contrast to the traditional “static soft-tissue treatment” model. Sports practitioners in particular are often performing treatments in locker rooms, on side-lines or in non-clinical settings without the ability to use expensive equipment or therapeutic modalities. The FAKTR rehabilitation system can be applied with or without soft tissue instruments and with a range of rehab equipment and technology such as physioballs, stability pads latex bands and loops, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, etc.
The didactic portion of the class begins with an update of the latest evidence, followed by demonstrations of how to treat the majority of the body using the 5 Concepts of FAKTR. Those attending will receive extensive instruction in manual and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) skills. Clinicians that don’t currently utilize either manual or IASTM will be shown various IASTM strokes, as well as different forms of manual treatment. Participants will learn indications and contraindications for treatment. Most importantly, attendees will also learn how to incorporate a wide variety of rehabilitative exercises during treatment. Areas of treatment include the spine, upper extremities (shoulder to fingers), lower extremities (hip to toes), buttocks, SI Joints, abdomen, diaphragm and more. Since this class is mostly hands-on in nature, it will provide ample opportunity for all attendees to demonstrate techniques and exercises on each other.
Class Format for 2-Day Course
For the FAKTR Rehab System (2-Day Course): Saturday 8hrs and Sunday 4hrs 1-2 hour lecture review of research and introduction of concepts and then 10-11 hours of hands-on group work. Attendees pair up in groups of 2-3 and go through the full FAKTR Rehab System from head-to-toe led by an instructor who introduces and demonstrates each concept.
|Instructor||Todd Riddle, DC|
|About the Instructor||Dr. Todd Riddle is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practioner (CCSP), Registered Kinesiotherapist (RKT) a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with over 17 years of experience in sports medicine and sports performance training. Riddle is a graduate of Sherman Chiropractic College, completing his studies at the top of his class. Dr. Riddle’s career in sports began in high school as an All-Ohio quarterback, earning him a full athletic scholarship to the University of Toledo. There he received his undergraduate degree in exercise science and Kinesiotherapy while being a two-sport athlete, playing quarterback for the Toledo Rockets Football team and throwing the javelin on the track team. Dr. Riddle’s early career involved work as an aquatic therapist at the UT Kinesiotherapy Center. In 2002, he started Evolution Sports Training, an athletic performance center based in Charlotte, NC that later became the first Athletic Republic Training franchise in the United States in 2007. Dr. Riddle trained and treated thousands of athletes at all levels of skill and ability, ranging from the amateur to professional and hosted dozens of training camps for prospective college athletes throughout the USA. His extensive experience with human performance and rehabilitation has served him well in his chiropractic career—he began teaching physiotherapy courses as a student in chiropractic school. Dr. Riddle currently serves as Assistant Professor at Texas Chiropractic College, teaching classes, among others, in rehabilitation. He is also an attending clinician at TCC’s Moody Health Center. Aside from his work at TCC, he is a certified instructor for FAKTR and Dynamic Tape seminars, teaching courses to chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, massage therapists and other healthcare providers all over North America. Dr. Riddle has served on various chiropractic committees at the national level and is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association.|
|Subject Breakdown||Rehabilitation-6 Soft Tissue Treatment/Therapeutic Modalities-2 Differential or Physical Diagnosis-3.25|
|Format||In person - Live|
|Course Outline||FAKTR-course overview (1).pdf|
|Co-sponsor or Partner||Southeast Sports Seminars|