Our Story

The FAKTR Concept was developed by Dr. Thomas Hyde and Dr. Greg Doerr, two clinicians with over 20 years of combined experience with chiropractic, rehabilitation and soft tissue manipulation.  At the time of its development, leading research involving IASTM placed emphasis on the static treatment at the site of pain only.  Although backed by peer-reviewed research, this approach only emphasized soft tissue manipulation.

In 2010, the FAKTR concept was formalized--a unique approach to patient care that involves not only IASTM (instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation), but that utilizes many manual and instrument-assisted soft tissue techniques and incorporates functional rehabilitation through provocation and movement.  Although the protocol can be performed with or without instruments, the developers wanted to develop high quality surgical stainless-steel instruments in a number of different shapes for maximum effectiveness.

Education First

We firmly believe that incorporating the FAKTR concept into your patient treatments will produce improved outcomes in a variety of patient populations.  From sprains and strains to connective tissue injuries, post-surgical scars, edema and bruising; we know your top priority is to get your patient or athlete feeling better and moving better faster.  

An instrument is only a tool--our goal is to provide you with some of the best high-quality IASTM tools so that you can implement the FAKTR concept in your patient care and achieve maximum results. 

We host 12-hour live hands-on FAKTR training courses throughout the US and abroad...for more information on a course near you, visit our event page or email us at events@sports-seminars.com.

What sets our instruments apart

  • FAKTR instruments are made of surgical stainless steel (a nonporous metal used in operating rooms throughout the world for its hygienic properties and durability) and are proudly manufactured in the USA.  Unlike many other instruments in the market, FAKTR instruments are poured, not cut--ensuring a quality tool with perfect edges each and every time one is produced.
  • All FAKTR instruments have double-beveled edges, allowing the clinician to switch directions, use the left, right or both hands, and change strokes quickly and easily without having to change positions.
  • The FAKTR logo is etched into the metal on both sides of each instrument--to increase grip during treatment.
  • Each instrument is designed to treat the entire body with various concave and convex edges, tips and long treatment surfaces.

FAKTR Lifetime Guarantee

If at any time your instrument become scratched or dented within the double-bevel treatment area, simply contact us and we will have your instrument professionally polished and buffed at no cost to you.