FAKTR (pronounced “factor”) is an acronym that stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab and is a revolutionary way to treat soft tissue problems. It is effective for many conditions, ranging from headaches, back pain, shoulder problems, pain in the elbows, feet…just about any body part. Injuries can be caused by over use, falls, auto accidents, sports injuries, work related injuries and can have bothered you for a long time, or be a new condition. Most of these problems can be resolved within a few treatments. Dr. Barnes will do a complete examination and history of your complaint before determining if this is the best treatment for your condition. In Dr. Barnes’ office, FAKTR is performed by hand or with the FAKTR or Graston Instruments. A treatment can take anywhere from a few minutes to up to half an hour, depending on your condition. FAKTR, in many cases, can usually provide positive results much more quickly than other forms of treatment. Dr. Barnes finds that FAKTR is more effective than ART or Graston technique, but typically does not use it on the first visit due to some of the discomfort that can come with this breakthrough treatment. If you’ve tried ART, Graston, Acupuncture or other treatments without long-lasting relief, FAKTR may be the right choice for you. FAKTR is not effective on all conditions and is not appropriate for all patients. There are both indications and contraindications for the use of FAKTR.
Dr. Barnes has instructed for FAKTR and is the videographer for most of the instructional videos used in FAKTR seminars. Dr. Barnes was also the first health care provider in the world to implement the FAKTR instruments in practice. Dr. Barnes has been certified in FAKTR since 2011.
Dr. Greg Doerr (co-creator and developer of FAKTR) introduces FAKTR