Share the Love Event Starts January 1st

Share the Love Event Starts January 1st

December 30, 2021

As we look ahead to 2022, we thought it would be fun to say THANK YOU to the hundreds of practitioners and students each year that tell others about our courses.  Word-of-mouth has been the single biggest driver of course attendance and we appreciate each and every time our courses are recommended. Starting January 1st, we would like to offer a little incentive to those of you that share the love by telling others about our courses.

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Optimal vs Practical Range-of-Motion in Training - Which is best for reducing injury?

Optimal vs Practical Range-of-Motion in Training - Which is best for reducing injury?

October 07, 2021

90 degree joint angles may be “optimal” for muscular strength in that specific joint position, but it is not “practical” for the reduction of non contact musculoskeletal injuries in other joint positions that have not been trained appropriately.  Here's why...

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When it Comes to Healthcare, Don't Always Trust What's on the Label

When it Comes to Healthcare, Don't Always Trust What's on the Label

August 02, 2021

I stopped in to the gas station near work the other day to fill up my car and grab some caffeine. I paid, turned left from the counter to walk out and a brightly colored package with capsules hanging caught my eye. Intrigued, I stopped to have a quick look. There were, in fact, pills in a plastic bag, stapled to a cardboard tag with the words “Energy”, “Vitamins”, “Mineral Mix” and “Spirulina”.

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Sciatica or Superficial Nerves?

Sciatica or Superficial Nerves?

July 01, 2021

Entrapment or inflammation of the cluneal nerves is a fascinating topic with tons of clinical nuggets for the astute practitioner. Many clinicians overlook the possibility that hypersensitization of these superficial nerves is the cause of low back pain and or leg pain. Pain associated with these nerves is often mistaken for a disc, facet, sacroiliac or radicular issue. It’s an easy mistake to be made, especially when symptoms look so similar.

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Neural Mobilization:  A new Systematic Review Analyzes Therapeutic Efficacy

Neural Mobilization: A new Systematic Review Analyzes Therapeutic Efficacy

October 22, 2020

This model of care offers clinicians a way to improve the quality of care being delivered, improve patient satisfaction, and reduce costs. Learn more with FAKTR courses. 

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6 Strategies to Help Young Athletes Eat Better

6 Strategies to Help Young Athletes Eat Better

September 03, 2020

If you've ever played a sport, you are well aware of the constant hunger that seems to plague young athletes.  Pre-game meals are a ritual for many teams and often times these dinners are loaded with high-carbohydrate, high-calorie items aimed at providing the fuel needed for game play.

But aside from these team meals, are many of these athletes putting any thought into how they fuel their bodies outside of the hours right before the "big game?"  

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You Aren't Breaking up Scar Tissue with IASTM...This is What is Really Happening

You Aren't Breaking up Scar Tissue with IASTM...This is What is Really Happening

September 03, 2020 1 Comment

As a an educator and conservative manual practitioner, words really matter to me.  When I’m teaching, it’s just as important for practitioners and students to understand why they’re performing a particular treatment and what they’re affecting as it is for them to understand the how of the treatment application.

And, I would also argue, using the correct choice of words is imperative when it comes to conveying information, whether you’re speaking to patients or other practitioners.

For example; you may have heard a doctor or therapist rationalizes using myofascial release or instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation to “break up scar tissue” or “break up adhesions.” 

But what does this even mean?

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Poor Patient Compliance: Who is to Blame?

Poor Patient Compliance: Who is to Blame?

January 29, 2020

The running joke amongst therapists and rehab professionals (no pun intended) is that the best home exercise to prescribe a patient is the one you can actually get them to do. It’s mostly a forgone conclusion that home exercise programs aren’t followed well or at all..in fact, more often than not, patients do not do them against the recommendation of their practitioner.

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FAKTR PNE: A Sneak Peek at our Newest Course Offering

FAKTR PNE: A Sneak Peek at our Newest Course Offering

January 22, 2020

This unique course offering takes our FAKTR concepts and applies them to the assessment and treatment of peripheral nerve entrapments–de-mystifying these syndromes and providing you with treatments you can apply immediately on Monday morning.

In this video interview, our Director of Education, Dr. Todd Riddle sat down with our two FAKTR PNE instructors to discuss the new course and answer important questions regarding these common patient presentations.

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Pay Over Time Ticket Options for All Live Courses

Pay Over Time Ticket Options for All Live Courses

January 22, 2020

Often times with a limited budget or reliance on student loan allowances (we see you students), it isn’t a question of whether or not you want or even need to attend a continuing education course–it all boils down to whether you have the means to make it happen.

Our parent company, Southeast Sports Seminars aims to change all of that by introducing payment plans for all of their live courses.

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Bridging the Gap: Transitioning Patients from Passive to Active Care

Bridging the Gap: Transitioning Patients from Passive to Active Care

January 20, 2020

When working with athletic populations one of the primary challenges in clinical practice is transitioning patients from passive to active care. At times we seem to aim our focus in the wrong direction, choosing to rely solely on the reduction of pain rather than instead the restoration of function as our metric for success. Even in our attempts to restore function, we often fall short by not considering the true nature of function for the athletes under our care.

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FAKTR with BioMechanical Taping in Olympia, WA

FAKTR with BioMechanical Taping in Olympia, WA

November 01, 2017

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