The FAKTR Rehab System will help you understand and apply the fundamentals of assessing both common and complex MSK injuries and conditions, using an effective combination of diagnostic tests based upon the latest research; allowing you to have the certainty in creating your treatment plan.
Then, you’ll utilize the 5 Concepts of FAKTR as a framework for treatment throughout each phase of healing utilizing a variety of tools and innovative techniques to strategically address the underlying dysfunction throughout the entire kinetic chain instead of merely treating at the site of pain.
In this action-packed hands-on weekend, you’ll become proficient in utilizing IASTM applied during Functional And Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation rehabilitative exercises and eccentric loading, joint compression flossing, dynamic myofascial decompression (cupping) and much more.
With FAKTR, we take it a step further and introduce you to the BioMechanical approach to taping, utilizing Dynamic Tape’s highly elastic tape with strong recoil to continue reinforcing load management and movement modifications long after your patient leaves your office.
We won’t teach you a “cookie-cutter” approach to rehab or a “one-size-fits-all” techique. Instead, we provide you with a roadmap and framework that you can use with every patient, every time with ANY tool or technique you already utilize in your office.
Over a two-day weekend, you’ll learn the FAKTR Rehab System in a true “learn-by-doing” environment where you can apply what you learn immediately with fellow practitioners that can give you real-time feedback.
Saturday: 8:30am – 5:30pm (one hour lunch break)
Sunday: 8:30am – 12:30pm
The class is mostly hands-on with a brief introductory didactic portion on Saturday morning.
Doors will open for sign-in and setup at 8:00am on Saturday and at 8:00am on Sunday. Instructors will stay late on Saturday to answer questions and process any product orders and will arrive early on Sunday morning to do so.
Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in – workout attire is best. Of course, bring warm clothing should the room be chilly.
GROOMING TIPS AND WARNINGS – SINCE THERE WILL BE A GREAT DEAL OF TAPING DONE IN BOTH THE FAKTR 2 AND FAKTR 3 COURSES, WE ENCOURAGE PARTICIPANTS TO TRIM BODY HAIR ACCODRINGLY–GUYS, THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE A BIT MORE “YETI-ESQUE”…YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. 😉
SATURDAY – BE SURE YOU WEAR SOMETHING THAT WILL ALLOW ACCESS TO THE LOWER EXTREMITIES AS WELL AS THE CERVICAL AND LUMBAR SPINE. FOR WOMEN SPORTS BRAS OR TANK TOPS ARE ALWAYS BEST. YOU CAN ALWAYS BRING SHORTS FOR LOWER EXTREMITY WORK TO CHANGE INTO DURING COLD WEATHER.
SUNDAY – BE SURE YOU WEAR SOMETHING THAT ALLOWS ACCESS TO THE THORACIC SPINE AND SHOULDER (SPORTS BRAS, TANK TOPS, ETC).
If anyone has any medical condition that would be contraindicated for any form of treatment during class, you MUST let the instructor know before the hands-on portion of class begins. We will have a list of contraindications presented in class, PRIOR to any hands on work. Also, if you have a sensitivity to Latex, you MUST let us know. If you do not wish to expose body parts, please feel free to wear lycra or other tight fitting clothing, we can treat through materials, however, when possible, it is best to treat directly in contact with skin but that is certainly not a requirement to obtain results.
In most course locations, we ask that you bring a portable treatment table if you have one–this can be a portable chiropractic table, massage table or general therapy table. If you are in a host facility that will be providig these tables for the class, you will be notified prior to attending.
We will provide all instruments, tape, FAKTR floss and emollient–if you have your own (non-FAKTR) instruments you wish to bring, feel free to do so…you are more than welcome. If you already own FAKTR instruments, we ask that you leave them at home so as not to get them mixed in with the other instruments used in class.Our sponsors will be providing all low-tech rehab equipment for the class…we will have loops, bands, stability pads, hand trainers, flex bars, physioballs, etc. If you have any others you’d like to bring, please feel free.
FOOD and WATER – We will have a one-hour lunch break on Saturday and will dismiss in time for lunch on Sunday. You are free to bring in any snack you like so that you can keep up your energy–this is a hands-on course, so prepare accordingly. Some event dates have lunch provided and some do not–you’ll receive this information in advance of the course date.
JACKET/LAYERS – At any given time it may be chilly in the classroom…please be sure to dress in layers or bring a jacket in case it gets chilly. Our course involves a great deal of movement, so we will keep your blood flowing.
FAKTR hands-on courses are for healthcare providers that can perform rehabilitative exercise and instrument-assisted soft tissue work as part of their scope of practice.
This includes Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Licensed Massage Therapist, Medical Exercise Specialists, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
Students that are currently enrolled in a program to become any of the specialists listed above are always welcome and encouraged to attend.
If you have a question about whether or not you are eligible to attend the course, email [email protected].
Groups of 3 or more can enjoy significant cost savings. Email [email protected] to find out about our bulk discounts.
Private courses are also available for groups of 10 or more.