Anyone with a muscle, tendon, ligament or fascia problem who has done any research to find help will have heard of instrument assisted techniques such as these. Why? Because they work. At Cumberland Chiropractic and Sports Medicine, we do what works! Dr. Tom Hyde developed FAKTR as an ever evolving, unique to each patient and incredibly effective way to fix these soft tissue problems utilizing instruments.

FAKTR (pronounced “factor”) stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with rehab.  An instrument is used to perform “cross fiber massage” over a problematic area.  The FAKTR instrument  acts like “scar tissue” stethoscope to find the tissue problems and treat that specific spot.  Instrument techniques have been proven in the current research as effective in initiating the healing process for old injuries and regenerating stronger tissue during active injury.  During FAKTR treatment, the patient will be moving in specific ways to stretch, provoke or challenge the tissues.  Treating an area takes around five minutes and results of pain relief or freedom of movement can be felt instantly.  Even chronic conditions can be resolved within a few visits with FAKTR.

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If you think that your problem cannot be helped without round after round of cortisone injection or surgical repair, come see us, and you just may become a believer.  The only thing you have to lose is a pain in the….you tell us!