FAKTR stands for “Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion.” FAKTR is a soft tissue concept to be utilized with a number of soft tissue techniques to speed the healing time of acute and chronic injuries of the musculoskeletal and fascial systems.
FAKTR works in three major methods:
- Neurologically: By stimulating certain pathways in the nervous system we are able to normalize the tone of over active or under active muscles. Through sensory, motor and proprioceptive stimulation, the doctors at Plaza Chiropractic Center are able to bombard the central nervous system with a tremendous amount of afferent (from the periphery to the central nervous system) input. This bombardment is like hitting control alt delete on your computer effectively rebooting your nervous system and restoring proper tone to the tissue.
- Structurally: Through specific local treatments, the doctors at Plaza Chiropractic Center are able to influence the healing process on injured and degenerating tissues. Through these specific types of treatment, it is possible to increase the proliferation of the cells of healing and remodel injured tissue into a healthy state. This would be similar to re-attaching fibers of a rope freighting from the inside out.
- Vascular/Microcirculatory: My changing the type of treatment intensity, it is possible to turn soft tissue treatments into an anti-inflammatory treatment. Through light very gentile treatments, the doctors at Plaza Chiropractic Center are able to effect superficial blood flow to a region assisting in the reduction of swelling, bruising, bursitis, post-surgical pain, and areas of heightened sensitivity.
FAKTR combines soft tissue treatments with resistance training, functional activities, and proprioceptive (balance and coordination) exercises to produce faster results than conventional treatment methods. FAKTR is designed to reduce pain and restore function. Most patients notice improvements in their pain, ROM, or ability to perform sports on their first treatment.