Functional And Kinetic Training with Rehab (FAKTR)

FAKTR (pronounced like “factor”) is an evidence-based and research supported technique that uses soft-tissue techniques alongside rehabilitation exercises to treat musculoskeletal conditions quickly and effectively. This technique uniquely treats patients in their most painful or provocative position to decrease the pain and discomfort as quickly and effectively as possible.


FAKTR is helpful in treating injuries related to auto accidents, work, sports, and even post-surgery.

What is FAKTR?

Sports Chiropractor in bellingham assessing a patient's squat according to FAKTR protocol in a weight room while simultaneously treating a knee using compression wraps.

FAKTR is a system and concept that uses the patients pain severity to guide the treatment in order to maximize relief in the shortest period of time possible. The system involves provoking the soft tissue at varying levels and degrees of motion and load to help improve tissue resilience and promote healing. There are a variety of tools used in conjunction with FAKTR including kinesiology tape, IASTM, resistance bands, joint flossing, cupping, manual therapy, and corrective exercises.

Common conditions that respond well to Functional And Kinetic Training With Rehabilitation:

  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendonopathies
  • Bursitis
  • Fascial syndromes
  • Edema
  • Nerve entrapement syndromes
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
  • Scar tissue/adhesions

This protocol can be used on all ages and body types to help improve your recovery time, reduce your pain, inflammation, and stiffness and overall improve your mobility.

Interested in moving better and getting out of pain faster?