FAKTR utilizes the most up-to-date research available regarding the application of manual therapies and exercise to improve patient/client outcomes. Given the recent climate regarding the opioid epidemic and failed surgery, clinicians are seeking non-invasive treatment options for athletes and active individuals that achieve positive results with minimal expenditure of resources and time. The FAKTR System utilizes multiple soft tissue mobilization techniques paired with therapeutic exercise in painful or dysfunctional movements initially. This is meant to improve range-of-motion and strength, while stimulating healing in early phases of rehabilitation. This is in stark contrast to the traditional “static treatment” model, where patients receive treatment with active participation for long periods of time. 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 passive therapeutic modalities. The FAKTR System can be applied with or without soft tissue instruments and with a range of low-tech rehab equipment such as physioballs, stability pads, latex bands and loops. When available, the system can also be utilized with therapies like laser and extracorporeal shockwave therapy.
The didactic portion of the class begins with a brief review of the FAKTR Rehab System Course before diving into the latest evidence of peripheral nerve entrapments. The upper and lower extremity peripheral nerve entrapments will be taught, followed by demonstrations of how to treat these nerve entrapments using the 5 Concepts of FAKTR. Those attending will receive extensive instruction in pre and post-treatment evaluation and assessment. After the initial assessment, they will receive hands-on training utilizing instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), myofascial decompression with cupping, compression flossing utilizing compression bands, nerve flossing, and hands-on techniques with rehabilitation exercises. Attendees will learn how to incorporate a wide variety of rehabilitative exercises for each area of treatment, most of which will be able to be used as a take home exercise program and others performed while manual treatment is being applied. Instruction will primarily include the upper and lower extremity neuromusculoskeletal system, but will also include the cervical region and lumbopelvic region.