FAKTR: Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation

A Comprehensive Rehab System

Discover a new approach to addressing musculoskeletal pain and injury that follows a proven framework through the full continuum of care. From assessment to discharge, you'll learn how to combine manual therapy with exercise for maximum efficiency and effectiveness, adding a systematic approach to patient care.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course!

    • How to use this Course: Hands-On Learning in a Virtual Environment

    • How to Navigate the Online Course Platform

    • Course Disclaimer {Required}

  • 2

    Additional Resources

    • FAKTR Didactic Presentation Notes (Downloadable PDF)

    • FAKTR for the Cervical Spine Notes (Downloadable PDF)

    • FAKTR for the Elbow Notes (Downloadable PDF)

    • FAKTR for the Wrist and Hand (Downloadable PDF)

    • FAKTR Didactic Presentation Notes (Downloadable PDF)

    • FAKTR for the Hip Knee and Thigh (Downloadable PDF)

    • FAKTR for the Lower Leg Ankle and Foot (Downloadable PDF)

    • FAKTR for the Lumbar Pelvis and Torso (Downloadable PDF)

    • Rehab Tools for Use with FAKTR (from the archive)

    • FAKTR for the Shoulder Notes (Downloadable PDF)

    • FAKTR Rehab Tools - Presentation Notes

    • Products Used with FAKTR

  • 3

    Getting Started with FAKTR

    • Introduction to FAKTR with Dr. Tom Hyde (from the archives)

    • FAKTR Didactic Lecture with Dr. Todd Riddle

    • FAKTR Fundamentals - Introduction to IASTM and Demos with Dr. Tom Hyde

    • Introduction to Joint Compression Flossing

    • Introduction to Cupping

    • Introduction to Wobble Bar Training

  • 4

    FAKTR Assessments: Cervical Spine

    • FAKTR for the Cervical Spine (Recommended Reading)

    • Intro to Cervical Spine and Assessment

    • Cervical Assessments: Toothpick Test

    • Cervical Assessment: Neck Coordination Test

    • Orthopedic Testing Clusters - An Introduction

    • Cervical Orthopedic Testing Clusters

  • 5

    FAKTR Treatment: Cervical Spine

    • Static: Cervical Spine

    • Motion: Cervical Spine

    • Resistance: Cervical Spine

    • Function: Cervical Spine

    • Function: Cervical Spine Volleyball

    • Proprioception with Wobble Bar: Cervical Spine

    • Proprioception with Theraband: Cervical Spine

  • 6

    FAKTR Demonstrations from the Archive: Cervical Spine

    • Chin tuck with resistance

    • Deep Neck Flexors theraband

    • Looking in Blind Spot

    • Intro to TMJ Treatment

    • TMJ Treatment

    • CS Assisted ROM

    • CS AROM flex ext

    • CS chin tuck side view

    • CS chin tuck

    • CS Facet AROM

    • CS Flexion

    • CS Rotation Position

    • CS Rotation Theraband

    • CS Side Flexion Position

    • CT Typing

  • 7

    Biomechanical Taping for the Cervical Spine

    • Dynamic Tape Properties

    • Dynamic Tape Preparation

    • Dynamic Tape Application and Removal

    • How to Handle Dynamic Tape

    • Cervical Offload Tape Application

  • 8

    FAKTR Assessments: Shoulder Complex

    • FAKTR for the Shoulder (Recommended Reading)

    • Intro to Shoulder

    • Shoulder Assessment

    • Rotator Cuff Orthopedic Test Clusters

    • SLAP Lesion Orthopedic Test Clusters

    • AC Joint Pathology Ortho Test Clusters

    • Gleno-Humeral Instability Orthopedic Test Clusters

    • Glenoid Labrum Tear Orthopedic Test Clusters

    • Quadrilateral Space Syndrome and Analysis

  • 9

    FAKTR Treatment: Shoulder Complex

    • Static: Shoulder Complex

    • Motion: Shoulder Complex

    • Motion: Floss Application for the Shoulder

    • Motion: Shoulder Floss- Flexion w/o resistance

    • Motion: Shoulder Floss - Flexion with Theraband

    • Motion: Shoulder SubScap Release

    • Resistance: Shoulder Complex

    • Function: Shoulder Complex

    • Proprioception: Shoulder Complex

  • 10

    FAKTR Demonstrations from the Archive: Shoulder Complex

    • SHL Throwing motion

    • SHL Resisted ABD

    • Scap Retraction protraction

    • SHL ABD

    • SHL Active Flex (2)

    • SHL Active ABD

    • SHL Active Flex

    • SHL Active IR ER

    • SHL reach behind back

  • 11

    Biomechanical Taping of the Shoulder Complex

    • Upper Shoulder Application

    • Upper Limb Offload

    • Taping for Glenohumeral and AC Joint Instabilities

  • 12

    FAKTR Treatment: Elbow

    • FAKTR for the Elbow (Recommended Reading)

    • Intro to Elbow and Static Treatment

    • Motion: Elbow Floss- Application

    • Motion: Elbow Treatment

    • Resistance: Elbow Tyler Twist

    • Resistance: Reverse Tyler Twist

    • Elbow Floss- Flexion and Extension

    • Motion: Floss - Elbow Flexion/Extension

    • Resistance: Elbow Pronation and Supination

    • Function: Elbow

    • Proprioception: Elbow

  • 13

    FAKTR Demonstrations from the Archive: Elbow

    • Reverse Tyler Twist

    • Opening jars

    • Elbow ball squeeze

    • Elbow Coupled Motion

    • Elbow Coupled Motions 2

  • 14

    Biomechanical Taping for the Elbow

    • Taping Application: Wrist Extensor Support

    • Taping Application: Tennis Elbow

  • 15

    FAKTR Treatment: Wrist and Hand

    • FAKTR for the Wrist and Hand (Recommended Reading)

    • Intro to Wrist and Hand

    • Motion: Floss - Wrist Application

    • Motion: Wrist and Hand

    • Motion: Floss- Wrist Application with FAKTR XL

    • Motion: Floss XL- Wrist Active ROM

    • Resistance: Wrist and Hand

    • Function: Wrist and Hand

    • Function: Wrist and Hand

    • Proprioception: Wrist and Hand

  • 16

    Biomechanical Taping for the Wrist and Hand

    • DT Application: Thumb Taping

    • DT Application: Thumb Extension and Abduction

    • DT Application: Ulnar Wrist Derotation

    • DT Application: Mallet Finger

    • DT Application: Carpal Instability

    • DT Application: Carpal Tunnel

    • DT Application: Carpometacarpal

    • DT Application: Finger Ligament Support

  • 17

    FAKTR Assessments: Torso, Lumbars and Pelvis

    • FAKTR for the Torso, Lumbar and Pelvis (Recommended Reading)

    • Introduction to Torso, Lumbar and Pelvic Assessments

    • Trunk Extension and Rotation

    • Maignes Syndrome Introduction and Testing

    • SI Joint Dysfunction Orthopedic Test Clusters

    • Thoraco-Lumbar Assessment Wrap-Up

  • 18

    FAKTR Treatment: Torso, Lumbar and Pelvis

    • Static: Standing Lumbar Treatment

    • Motion: Standing Lumbar Trtmt

    • Motion: Quadruped Treatment

    • Motion: Big 3 Exercises

    • Resistance: Hip-Hinge

    • Function: Farmers Carry and Tennis Swing

    • Function: Pallof Press

    • Proprioception: Torso, Lumbar and Pelvis

    • Case Study: Anthony Watson (Jamaican Skeleton Athlete)

  • 19

    FAKTR Demonstrations from the Archive: Torso, Lumbar Spine and Pelvis Treatment

    • LS lateral flexion with resistance

    • LS Lawnmower pull

    • LS Plank c X ext

    • LS resisted Flex-ext on Ijoy

    • LS resisted flex-ext

    • LS rotation with resistance 1

    • Abdominals on Ball

  • 20

    BioMechanical Taping for the Torso, Lumbar and Pelvis

    • Biomechanical Taping for the Lower Back

    • Biomechanical Taping for Back Extension

    • Biomechanical Taping for Abdominal Muscles

  • 21

    FAKTR Assessments: Hip, Thigh and Knee

    • FAKTR for the Hip Knee and Thigh (Recommended Reading)

    • Intro to HipKnee Assessment and Abduction

    • Assessment_Hip Abduction

    • Meniscus Tear Orthopedic Test Clusters

    • ACL Rupture Orthopedic Test Clusters

    • Hip Knee Assessment Wrap-Up

  • 22

    FAKTR Treatments: Hip, Thigh and Knee

    • Static: HipKnee Side-Lying

    • Motion: Hip, Knee and Thigh

    • Motion: Knee Floss- Application

    • Motion: Hip Floss- Application with FAKTR XL

    • Motion: Hip Floss - Bodyweight side lunge

    • Motion: Knee Floss- Front Lunge

    • Motion: Knee Floss- Bodyweight squats

    • Resistance: Hip, Knee and Thigh

    • Function: Nordic hamstrings and kicks

    • Proprioception: Hip Knee Quick Kicks

    • Case Study: MCL Tear

  • 23

    FAKTR Demonstrations from the Archive: Hip, Thigh and Knee Treatment

    • Hip 1 - Intro & Position

    • Hip 2 - Position Glute

    • Hip 3 - Position Psoas

    • Hip 4 - Position IT Band

    • Hip 5 - Movement Proprio Kicks

    • Hip 6 -Movement Psoas

    • Hip 7 - Movements Side Lying

    • Hip 8 - Resistance with Proprio Kicks

    • Hip 9 - Resistance in Extension

    • Hip 10- Resistance in Flexion

    • Hip 11 - Resistance Stepdown

    • Hip 12 - Resistance Psoas

    • Hip 13 - Functional Squat

    • Hip 14 - Functional Lunge

    • Hip 15 -Functional Hamstring Stretch

    • Hip 16 - Functional Piriformis Stretch

    • Hip 17 - Proprioception Squat

    • Hip 18 - Proprioception Lunge

    • Hip 19 -Proprioception Side Lunge

    • Hip 20 -Proprio Stepdown

    • Knee AROM Flex Ext

    • Knee extension

    • Knee supine knee ext against physioball

    • Thigh lunge on Bosu

    • Popliteus with Perfect pushup

    • Quad Standing Static Stretch

    • Thigh Lunge on Stability pad

    • Thigh standing knee ext

    • Thigh Side lunge on bosu

  • 24

    Biomechanical Taping for Hip, Knee and Thigh

    • DT Application: Patellafemoral Loop

    • DT Application: Knee Extension with Quad Offload

    • DT Application: Knee Extension with Patella Tendon Offload

    • DT Application: Knee Flexion Hamstring

    • DT Application: Knee Flexion

    • DT Application: Patellafemoral Sling

    • DT Application: Hip Adduction Internal Rotation

    • DT Application: Hip Extension Abduction External Rotation

    • DT Application: Hip Adduction Internal Rotation

    • DT Application: Medial Collateral of the Knee

  • 25

    FAKTR Assessments: Lower leg, Ankle and Foot

    • FAKTR for the Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot (Recommended Reading)

    • Intro to Ankle/Foot Assessment

    • Ankle/Foot Assessments

    • Ankle/Foot Dorsiflexion Assessment

  • 26

    FAKTR Treatment: Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot

    • Intro to Foot and Ankle

    • Motion: Ankle and Foot

    • Motion: Ankle Floss- Application

    • Motion: Ankle Floss- Self mobilization

    • Motion: Ankle Floss- Mobilization with power band

    • Resistance: Ankle and Foot

    • Function: Ankle/Foot on the Toe Pro

    • Function: Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot

    • Proprioception: Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot

    • Intro to Lower Leg

    • Motion: Lower Leg

    • Motion: Floss Calf Application

    • Motion: Floss Self-Application Floss XL

    • Motion: Floss XL Calf Raise

    • Resistance: Lower Leg

    • Function: Lower Leg

    • Case Study: Akwasi Frimpong (Skeleton Athlete (Ghana), 2018 Winter Olympics)

  • 27

    FAKTR Demonstrations from the Archive: Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot

    • Toes Active Flex Ext (3)

    • Toe raise on stability pad

    • Shin splints with standing dorsi

    • Propriokick ABD

    • Plantar Fascia with resistance

    • Lateral compartment

    • First Toe Flexion 2

    • Toe Active Flex/Ext

    • Toe Raise on Stability Pad

    • First Toe Ext on Stability Pad

  • 28

    Biomechanical Taping for the Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot

    • Effects of Arch Taping in Kinematics and Kinetics

    • Effects of Arch Taping on Dorsal Arch Height

    • Effects of Arch Taping on Medial Drift

    • DT Taping: Achilles Force Kilos

    • DT Application: Ankle Force Closure

    • Ankle Force in Lbs

    • DT Application: Arch Support

    • DT Application: Hallux Valgus

    • DT Application: Figure 8 Arch Support

    • DT Application: Arch Support

    • DT Application: Lateral Ankle Ligament Complex

    • DT Application: Plantar Flexion

  • 29

    FAKTR- Introduction to Upper Extremity Neuropathy

    • Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapments Part I

    • FAKTR Fundamentals - Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapments II

  • 30

    FAKTR Nerve Testing and Treatments - TOS

    • TOS Test 1 - Scalenes

    • TOS Treatment 1 - Scalenes

    • TOS Test 2 - Pectoralis Part 1

    • TOS Test 3 - Pectoralis Part 2

    • Tos Treatment 2 - Pectoralis

    • TOS Test 4- Axillary Fascia

    • TOS Treatment 3 - Axillary Fascia

  • 31

    FAKTR Nerve Testing and Treatments - Radial

    • Radial Nerve Test 1 - Supinator

    • Radial Nerve Treatment 1 - Supinator

    • Radial Nerve Test 2 - Supinator

    • Radial Nerve Test 2 - Brachioradialis

    • Radial Nerve Treatement 2 - Brachioradialis

    • Radial Nerve Test 3 - Triceps

    • Radial Nerve Treatment 3 - Triceps

    • Radial Nerve Test 4 - Triangular Space

    • Radial Nerve Treatment 4 - Triangular Space

  • 32

    FAKTR Nerve Testing and Treatment - Median

    • Median Nerve Test 1- TCL

    • Median Nerve Treatment 1 - TCL

    • Median Nerve Test 2 - FCR_PB

    • Median Nerve Treatment 2 - FCR_PB

    • Median Nerve Test 3 - Pronator Teres

    • Median Nerve Treatment 3 - Pronator Teres

    • Median Nerve Test 4 - Lacertus Fibrosis

    • Median Nerve Treatment 4 - Lacertus Fibrosis

    • Median Nerve Test 5 - Ligament of Struthers

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    FAKTR Nerve Testing and Treatment - Ulnar

    • Ulnar Nerve Test 1 - Tunnel of Guyon

    • Ulnar Nerve Treatment 1 - Tunnel of Guyon

    • Ulnar Nerve Test 2 - FCU Distal

    • Ulnar Nerve Treatment 2 - FCU Distal

    • Ulnar Nerve Test 3- FCU Proximal

    • Ulnar Nerve Treatment 3 - FCU Proximal

    • Ulnar Nerve Test 4 - Cubital Tunnel

    • Ulnar Nerve Treatment 4 - Cubital Tunnel

    • Ulnar Nerve Test 5 - Intermuscular Septum

    • Ulnar Nerve Treatment 5 - Intermuscular Septum

  • 34

    FAKTR Cupping Applications

    • Static Cupping and Transition to Cupping with Motion

    • Cupping Selection

    • Shoulder Cupping Application

    • Dynamic Cupping

    • Cupping Application: Maigne's Syndrome

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    • FAKTR Final Exam (Non-Diagnostic)

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    • Post-Course Survey (Required for CE Credit)

    • Final Step - Request your CE Certificate Here


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Continuing education credit, CCUs and CPD are available for the following professions. For specific questions, email us at events@sports-seminars.com.

  • Chiropractors - up to 12 CEU hours in all states that accept PACE.

  • Physical Therapists/PTAs - up to 12 CEU hours in the following states: AL, AZ, GA, IA, ID, MA, MI, MO, NE, ND, OR, RI, SD, UT, WA, and WI

  • Athletic Trainers: Southeast Sports Seminars is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. The FAKTR course is approved for 12 CE hours and is considered a Category A course.

  • Licensed Massage Therapists: Southeast Sports Seminars is an approved provider of continuing education through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). This FAKTR course is approved for 12 hours of CE credit.


  • How do I become FAKTR Certified?

    The three components involved in becoming a FAKTR-certified practitioner are to attend a live in-person FAKTR course, complete the FAKTR 12hr online course and pass the final exam at it's conclusion. You can complete the online course first or attend the live course first, the order does not matter. Once you are certified, we suggest you attend a live course every two years to keep your certification up-to-date and we provide a generous "past attendee" discount.

  • What happens if COVID-19 restricts live courses?

    Currently, there are 12 live course dates planned in the USA for 2021. International dates will be planned as soon as COVID-19 international travel restrictions have been lifted. There is no timeline on completing your requirements for certification...you can always complete the live course attendance requirement when live classes resume.

  • Does this replace the live course?

    No. While we've done everything possible to make the 12hr FAKTR online course an incredible virtual learning experience, we still feel strongly that the best way to learn the FAKTR Rehab System is in a live hands-on course. Live courses have resumed in the USA and international dates will be added as soon as travel restrictions are lifted.

  • What safety measures are in place for live classes?

    In 2020, we launched a number of new heightened safety protocols to ensure we were offering a safe learning environment for class participants. Mandatory mask-wearing, temperature checks at the door, social distancing between groups, limited class sizes, gloves and frequent hand-washing and the sanitization of surfaces and products have all become non-negotiable practices in our hands-on courses.

  • Is there a discount if I recently attended a FAKTR live course?

    Yes. If you have attended a live course within the last two years, you can receive discounted pricing for the 12hr online course. Simply email us at events@sports-seminars.com to get the discount code.