what we do
You are unique. So is your treatment.
You are an individual~with unique skills, talents and abilities. But all-too-often, healthcare providers offer you a one-size-fits-all approach. At the FAKTR Center for Human Performance, we create a customized course of treatment to meet your specific needs with one objective in mind…getting you back to doing the things you love as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our chiropractic services may include exercise rehabilitation, laser therapy, acoustic wave therapy, joint manipulation, soft tissue therapy or other therapies as needed. Our treatment is specific to each patient an only determined after a physical examination of each person.
Yoga for Everyone
Link breath to movement as you flow from pose to pose. Each movement is taught in clear, easy-to-understand format with teacher demonstration so that you can focus on your body and get moving again.
Who better to train your young athletes than a practitioner trained in injury prevention and rehab? Whether you’re in need of one-on-one training or team training sessions, our team helps athletes of all ages and abilities perform at their best.
OUR APPROACH TO CARE
We employ a variety of tools, techniques and methods to help you stay in peak performance.
According to the latest research, exercise is one of the most effective ways to reduce pain and restore function to your body! The exercises that we recommended are specifically catered to helping each individual patient. No cookie cutter programs. Our exercise programs resemble those that you may have seen before in other healthcare offices, like physical therapy. However, Dr. Riddle is an international lecturer on the topic and an expert in the field of rehabilitation.
Also called AWT, it is an exciting therapy that uses sound waves to speed up healing and pain-relief. In physical terms, AWT works by sending low-energy pulses into the affected area of the injured tissue. These pressure waves stimulate the natural bio-healing effects in the body. We utilize AWT to treat conditions like tendinitis, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, knee pain and many other common complaints
Ice and heat have been used commonly to treat injuries, but when do we know when to use ice or heat?
Traditionally, ice is used in the first 24-72 hours after injury to help reduce swelling and decrease pain. Ice works by decreasing blood flow to the injured area, which means that it may also slow down healing time. We prefer to use ice for longterm chronic pain that requires some relief. Ice is excellent in this regard.
Heat is typically used 72+ hours after injury to help reduce muscle spasms and increase range of motion. Heat opens up blood vessels, which increases blood flow and supplies oxygen and nutrients to reduce pain in joints and relax muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The warmth also decreases muscle spasms and can increase range of motion. Applying heat to your body can improve the flexibility of tendons and ligaments, reduce muscle spasms, and alleviate pain.
If in doubt as to whether to apply heat or cold to an injury, call our office!
Electrical Stimulation can be used for two primary functions; muscle strengthening or pain control. Electrical stimulation uses a small electrical current to “turn on” nerves in our body. By placing a pair of electrodes over a muscle, muscle group, or painful area the unit can send electrical impulses through the skin to underlying nerves, creating light, comfortable muscle contractions.
The TENS unit is an electrical stimulation device used for pain management. It provides pain relief by sending small electrical impulses through electrodes placed on the skin to underlying nerve fibers. Very simply, TENS is effective at blocking nerves that transmit pain information by turning on sensory nerves in our skin. By effectively managing pain without drugs, TENS allows many people with chronic pain conditions to resume daily activity
This style and brand of taping in relatively new to the US and FAKTR-CHP is one of the few practices in Atlanta to utilize it. In fact, we like it so much that Dr. Riddle is an instructor for Dynamic Tape!
The premise is simple, when you help sore joints, muscles and ligaments by removing some of their workload you can change the way they work and feel. By applying Dynamic Tape in the proper way, we can help your painful joints and muscles work less and provide relief.
The basic principle of flossing is that in healthy tissues, tendons and ligaments and fascia and muscle slide against one another freely. If any of these tissues have become inflamed by injury or by overuse, they can get bound up. This creates pain, inflammation and decreased range of motion.
The “flossing” pins down painful tissue offering compression and support, allowing it to slide underneath as you move the joint safely through range of motion exercises. After the wrap comes off, blood flows back into the area as you move the joint around freely again, and the extra oxygen boost helps keep things from tightening up immediately. The effects of flossing are not permanent but will help someone with a minor injury continue to move the joint freely, workout with decreased pain and improve range of motion.
Laser therapy s an FDA cleared modality that reduces inflammation and ultimately results in pain reduction. Laser Therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions and post-op pain.
Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy treatments are administered in 5 to 10 minutes. Typically patients see results after 3 to 5 treatment sessions. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy utilizes your body’s own healing powers by stimulating celluar activity. Despite fast treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up 24 hours after treatment.