Graston/FAKTR Technique


FAKTR – Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab incorporates the latest research and evidence-based soft-tissue techniques into a comprehensive protocol to treat common disorders of the muskuloskeletal system and rush-faktr-1complicated injuries quickly and easily with impressive results. FAKTR evolved from the Graston Technique to include myofascial treatment while the patient moves the injured or dysfunctional area. This unique approach to treating in the position of provocation (pain, loss of range of motion, feeling of tightness within the fascia/soft tissues) and during motion sets FAKTR-certified providers in a class all their own.  FAKTR incorporates all of the above variations to evaluate and treat soft tissue/fascial conditions. These concepts are quick to apply, easy to grasp and produce rapid results.


1912What conditions can FAKTR treat?
FAKTR can treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including tendinopathy, sprains, strains, entrapment syndromes, fascial restrictions such as plantar fasciitis, ITB syndrome, myofascial pain syndromes, adhesive capsulitis, shin splints and post-surgical recovery.  This list of conditions that can be treated with FAKTR protocols are too numerous to list here!

Who is the ideal patient for FAKTR? 
While FAKTR is a great way to treat athletes quickly, the concept can be applied to all ages and all body types. FAKTR is excellent for those involved in auto accidents, work related injuries, sports injuries, post-surgical work including joint replacement and conditions of daily living.




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Do you ever have aching pain in your muscles that gets worse when you use them? Have you ever had a massage and felt like they just couldn’t get deep enough? This could be an indication that you have myofascial pain. This often results from scar tissue formation from either trauma (like whiplash), overuse syndrome (such as shoulder tendonitis or tennis elbow), repetitive motion (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) or poor posture.

The Graston Technique offers a unique solution for fixing the scar tissue or adhesions associated with myofascial pain. When a muscle or tendon is either torn or over-worked, adhesions form within the soft-tissue fibers. These adhesions can then cause pain and restricted movements and contribute to feeling stiff. This is often seen in the neck and shoulders (from computer work) and the low back and hips.

The Graston Technique utilizes specialized instruments that can detect these inelastic tissues and Graston Treatments | Sports Injurieshelp break down these painful adhesions. When combined with stretching and strengthening exercises, this can often get rid of both chronic and acute muscle pain. It has been our experience that patients with chronic pain from whiplash and sports injuries respond well to the Graston Technique.

Have you ever wondered how Michael Phelps recovered after enduring his brutal workouts that helped him win a record 22 Olympic medals? In a recent interview, Phelps noted that regular Graston Treatments were an important component of his ongoing training. Graston Technique is used by more than 15,000 clinicians and by more than 214 professional and amateur sports organizations. This includes the NFL, the NBA, MLB, and the PGA.

Historically, the Graston Technique® has had positive outcomes in 75–90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre- and post-surgical patients.

Graston Treats Acute and Chronic Conditions:

Graston | Acute and Chronic Sports Pain

  • Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
  • Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Shin Splints

In Conjunction with Adjustments

Graston Treatments | Sports InjuriesGraston and Chiropractic adjustments are commonly used together when treating musculoskeletal injuries. Adjusting can break up fibrosis and adhesions around the joint while the Graston tools can work further down the muscle insertion and into the muscle belly. Adjustment also help calm muscle spasms once the joint motion is properly restored. It’s a great One, Two Punch to knockout your troubles!

Exercise Therapy

Condition specific exercises help to improve range of motion, decrease pain, and retrain altered motor patterns. Our clinicians train you how to do exercises that will speed your response to treatment and have longer lasting effects.

The Graston Technique is a Revolutionary Therapy for Treating Chronic Muscle Pain.

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Spinal and Sports Care Clinic
12905 E Sprague Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99216-0731