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April 2, 2020

Hands-on Learning in a Time of Social Distancing

Overnight, we had to pivot from planning the logistics and travel of live classes to transitioning all learning to a virtual environment and shifting our live schedule to later in the year. We want to provide support and flexibility during this time for our network of practitioners around the globe in hopes that we can ease the burden of uncertainty during this ever-changing new social and professional landscape we find ourselves in.
March 19, 2020

The Journey of a Thousand Miles: New Technology Helps us Better Understand Fascia

Manual therapy practitioners have been walking the long journey of fascial therapy for years. For much of this journey we’ve been walking blindly; not having a solid scientific answer to explain the mechanisms for why our approaches work for chronic pain patients. To be clear, we are still a long way from our desired destination, but this new technology is a step in the right direction.
March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Updated: March 19, 2020 at 5:03pm EST As you are aware, the Coronavirus and developments with COVID-19 have continued to be a very fluid situation with […]
March 12, 2020

Why aren’t we calling wrinkles facial arthritis?

In all of this reflecting on my personal journey through aging, I started to think about aging and expectations in regards to interactions with my patients. They say age, death and taxes are guaranteed in this life, but how many of us stop to consider that what comes with the “age” part is more than just skin-deep? I feel confident no one would argue that wrinkles, be it on your face or anywhere else on your body, are normal and expected. You may not like it, but you know it’s a fact of life.
February 20, 2020

Your Patients Aren’t Broken: 4 Ways to Instill a Resilient Mindset

After being evaluated by her medical doctor, a recent patient was diagnosed with moderate degeneration of the cartilage on the posterior side of the patella. She was told to NEVER squat, lunge, or perform lower body exercise again as it would lead to further degeneration of the cartilage and that she would need a knee replacement. She mostly felt the pain when going up and down stairs, and stated she felt unstable as if her knee was going to give out. As health care professionals, we need to stop setting our patients up for failure. Here are four ways we can change the conversation...
January 30, 2020

A Jack of All Trades and Master of None: The Importance of Defining your Niche

In today's modern culture, we are bombarded everywhere with ads and promotions trying to sell us something. Features, benefits and "buy now" offers are literally EVERYWHERE. This is a direct result of companies (usually with deep pockets and LARGE ad budgets) that employ marketing strategies and tactics to talk "at" their audience instead of connect in a way that evokes and emotional connection with the reader. The name of the game here is frequency--the more they can appear in your newsfeed, the more their messaging gets through on a subconscious level. But unless you have an endless advertising budget, this tactic doesn't work for the average business.
January 28, 2020

Is Poor Patient Compliance Your Fault?

The running joke amongst therapists and rehab professionals (no pun intended) is that the best home exercise to prescribe a patient is the one you can actually get them to do. It’s mostly a forgone conclusion that home exercise programs aren’t followed well or at fact, more often than not, patients do not do them against the recommendation of their practitioner. Unfortunately, the joke is on US--the rehab professional prescribing the exercise.
January 16, 2020

Making Quality Continuing Ed More Accessible: A New Approach

Unless you’re gifted with unlimited means or a rich relative bank-rolling your life, price can be a leading factor that determines many of the decisions you make in […]
January 16, 2020

An Interview with Paul Hodges, PhD: One of the World’s Leading Experts in Low Back Pain

Paul Hodges is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on low back pain and motor control. As of the date of this publication, […]
January 16, 2020

FAKTR PNE: A Sneak Peek at our Newest Course Offering

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Quadrilateral Space Syndrome. Pronator Syndrome. These are the classics that you may be aware of, but peripheral nerve entrapments are the root causes of […]
September 5, 2019

Hypermobility – Can You Identify It?

It’s encouraging to see an uptick in the number of rehab professionals that are using some sort of system to classify patients in order to recommend the right treatment. Whether it’s MDT, SFMA, FMS or a variety of other systems, it is happening. That’s the good news; the bad news is that far too many practitioners still have no solid system of analysis.
September 5, 2019

Bridging the Gap: The Transition from Passive to Active Care

When working with athletic populations one of the primary challenges in clinical practice is transitioning patients from passive to active care. At times we seem to aim our focus in the wrong direction, choosing to rely solely on the reduction of pain rather than instead the restoration of function as our metric for success.
March 29, 2019

When it Comes to Healthcare, Don’t Always Trust What’s on the Label

The majority of the general public tends to believe what they're told and take labels at face-value. If something says "all natural" or "healthy," people tend to believe it--someone will buy these gas station vitamins based purely upon what the label say is true. But what happens when healthcare practitioners label themselves as something they're not?
February 14, 2019

The Surgical Conundrum – To Cut or Not to Cut

This may come as a surprise to musculoskeletal clinicians out there, but many orthopedic surgeries aren’t all that it is sliced up to be. To some merely uttering these words is an act of heresy, deserving swift and severe punishment on the altar that medicine has built. To others, this comes as a confirmation of something they already observed. Too many surgeries have little or no evidence to support them.
February 14, 2019

What Exactly are you Waiting For?

Two of the biggest challenges a small business owner has—and I’m talking about pretty much all of the ones I’ve ever talked to—are prioritization and procrastination. Right off, you’re saying, “Nah, not me. I have my priorities straight.” But hold on just a second. In real life, a lack of prioritization and procrastination looks a little like this: as a small business owner (and in your case, also a practitioner, most likely), you’re pulled in a million different directions.
October 23, 2018

Babying Your Back May Delay Healing

With so much misinformation and “fake news” floating around today, it’s refreshing to see some of our healthcare powerhouses embracing common-sense about quality patient-centered treatment. And furthermore, writing about it so the public has better information to make decisions. Besides, if it comes from Harvard, it must be true. Right?
October 4, 2018

The Chiropractic “Achilles Heel:” A Failure to Communicate

In the old movie, Cool Hand Luke, the Captain said to Luke, “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” This has been a major problem with the chiropractic profession since our inception. So many people who’ve never been to a chiropractor have simply no idea what it is that we do and why we do it. In fact, the rest of what I like to refer to as the “Health Care Universe”, which includes other health care providers and payers, has very little understanding of what we do or why we do it. Why not?
September 25, 2018

Are you Overlooking the Role of Fitness in Your Rehab Program?

In the world of rehabilitation, there seems to be a misunderstanding as to the importance of
September 20, 2018

Fascia As a Living Matrix

This guest blog post is written by Brian Abelson, DC. You can obtain amazing results by integrating “Specific customized” fascial release procedures into any of your current […]
May 3, 2018

QS Syndrome or Rotator Cuff Tear? Use These Test Clusters

This quick review is a continuation of the previous blog about quadrilateral space syndrome; the great mimicker of rotator cuff and other shoulder pathologies. Here’s a […]
May 3, 2018

Quadrilateral Space Syndrome: A Sneaky Duck

You’ve heard the old cliché.  “If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck–it’s a duck.” Is it always a duck?  Or an amazing imitator?  […]
April 19, 2018

Victims and Villains

Guest Post from Dr. Todd Riddle, Director of Education — It’s literally a tale as old as time. Stories that are fraught with pain, terror and […]
April 19, 2018

Sciatica or Superficial Nerves?

Entrapment or inflammation of the cluneal nerves is a fascinating topic with tons of clinical nuggets for the astute practitioner. Many clinicians overlook the possibility that hypersensitization […]
March 30, 2018

Shockwave Therapy: New Research Indicates ESWT is Effective Treatment for Musculoskeletal Conditions

Long ago shockwave therapy was thought to be only effective for disintegrating urinary stones.  This cutting-edge technology has been used for over four decades by the medical community, but […]
March 29, 2018
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Understanding Low Back Pain: A Three Part Series from the Lancet

Almost everyone will have low back pain at some point in their lives. It can affect anyone at any age, and it is increasing—disability due to […]
March 16, 2018

New Study Supports the Dramatic Positive Effects of Fasting

Ketogenic Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Cleanse Protocols and Full Body Detox…sounds like trendy words for some of the most popular recent weight loss trends.  But are there more […]
March 15, 2018

Are We Creating New Myths as we Dismantle Old Ones?

Guest Blog from Ryan Kendrick (Dynamic Tape) — We were taught in our first year of university (nearly 30 years ago) that you say ‘a person with […]
March 14, 2018

What is FTCA? First, Let’s Start with Why…

Guest Post from Bobby Maybee, DC (Forward Chiropractic Alliance) — The first annual convention of the Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance is taking place at Cleveland University […]
February 14, 2018

You Are What You Eat: How Food Affects Your Brain

February 14, 2018 — They say “you are what you eat” but what does that really mean?  Patterns of poor nutrition have been widely studied to […]
February 14, 2018

Does Human Skeletal Muscle Possess Epigenetic Muscle Memory?

February 14, 2018 — The Mirriam-Webster Dictionary defines Muscle Memory as “the ability to reproduce a particular movement without conscious thought, acquired as a result of frequent […]
February 14, 2018

From the WFC: Recommended Reading List for Chiropractic

February 14, 2018 — The World Federation of Chiropractic has widely been known as the international representative of Chiropractic, with associations in over 92 countries to represent […]
February 14, 2018

Share the Love this Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018 — Everyone loves a holiday–an excuse to celebrate each other and slow down a bit to show gratitude for the people in our lives. […]
February 1, 2018

Hip Pain in Athletes May be an Indicator of Nerve Entrapment in the Hip Region

Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Dec; 12(7): 1163–1173 In the December edition of the International Journal for Sports Physical Therapy, a group of physicians, PhD […]
February 1, 2018

What Does it Take to Make it to the Dance? One Olympic Hopeful’s Story

February 1, 2018 — Anthony Watson is soon to become the first EVER Skeleton Athlete to represent Jamaica in the Olympic Games. He is an incredible […]
January 19, 2018

Apply to Host a Course

Host a Hands-On Training Course at Your Facility Course Format/Agenda for FAKTR 2-day Course 8:30AM – 5:30PM Saturday 8:30AM – 12:30PM Sunday *Weekday options are available for […]
January 19, 2018

Are Millenials the Saviors of the Chiropractic Profession?

(JCCA. 2017;61(3):212-217) The Millenial Generation is categorized as those individuals born between 1981 and 2000, a very large swath of today’s current and future job market. […]
January 16, 2018

Director of Education Todd Riddle Selected as Sports Medicine Staff for Historic Olympic Team

HOUSTON, TX (January 16, 2018) – Director of Education for Southeast Sports Seminars and FAKTR, Dr. Todd Riddle, has been selected as a member of the […]
January 10, 2018

Affecting Change from Within – A New Day for Chiropractic

Kansas City, KS (January 10, 2018) – The Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance (FTCA) announces the FORWARD KC Conference. The first ever gathering of progressive chiropractors designed […]
January 4, 2018

Can Scapular Dyskinesis Predict Future Shoulder Pain?

It’s highly likely you’ve encountered shoulder pain and injury as a common complaint in your office.  Often times when patients realize there is a problem, it should have […]
December 21, 2017

The Eyes: An Often Overlooked Component of Athletic Performance

They say that the eyes are the “window to the soul,” but are they also the key to improving athletic performance?  When it comes to eyesight […]

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March 12, 2020

Why aren’t we calling wrinkles facial arthritis?

In all of this reflecting on my personal journey through aging, I started to think about aging and expectations in regards to interactions with my patients. They say age, death and taxes are guaranteed in this life, but how many of us stop to consider that what comes with the “age” part is more than just skin-deep? I feel confident no one would argue that wrinkles, be it on your face or anywhere else on your body, are normal and expected. You may not like it, but you know it’s a fact of life.