Functional and Kinetic Manual Therapy (FAKTR) in Helena, MT

FAKTR, also known as functional and kinetic manual therapy, is a time proven technique that can effectively address soft tissue disorders and injuries. Our Helena chiropractic clinic is excited to offer this innovative method to our patients, with a team of certified practitioners who are experienced in utilizing FAKTR for optimum results. Apart from providing adjustemtns to the spine, Dr. Bridge utilizes other therapies. Our therapies range from hands-on techniques to the precise targeting offered by chiropractic instruments, all with the goal of delivering effective and efficient treatments. If you are experiencing issues with your muscles, tendons, or ligaments, consider FAKTR as a safe and effective path to recovery. Our skilled team is here to help guide you through the process, so you can regain your optimal health. FAKTR is a powerful tool in the journey towards healing.
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What is FAKTR? 

Our clinic uses a techique called FAKTR. FAKTR is a manual therapy technique that uses specially designed instruments to treat soft tissue injuries and disorders.

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FAKTR utilizes the precision of specially designed instruments to effectively target and treat affected areas of the body. This technique involves using the instruments to apply specific pressures and movements to the affected areas, allowing for improved soft tissue function and decreased pain.

With FAKTR, we are able to receive immediate feedback from the patient during treatment, enabling us to accurately locate and treat injured areas for optimal results.

What Does FAKTR Do?

IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) is a fast and natural therapy that uses specially designed instruments to treat soft tissue injuries and disorders. This non-invasive technique helps to improve soft tissue function and reduce discomfort for optimal healing.

How Is FAKTR Applied?

When performing FAKTR, we typically apply an emolient to the patient’s skin to facilitate the use of the instrument. The instrument, which is designed specifically for FAKTR, is then moved over the affected area, using specific pressures and movements to treat the soft tissue. This technique allows for precise targeting and treatment of injured areas for optimal results.

FAKTR treatment


Does FAKTR Therapy Hurt?

When undergoing FAKTR treatment, most patients don’t experience any discomfort. Some patients may feel a mild aching sensation when the tool is used on an area of of irritatoin. This sensation serves as an indicator of the injury site, allowing for focused and accurate treatment.

Our therapists will keep you informed throughout the procedure and check in on your comfort level. If needed, the pressure and movement of the tool can be adjusted to suit your comfort. Most patients describe this as a “good hurt.”

Is FAKTR Safe?

FAKTR is not only considered safe but it is also known to be highly effective in delivering quick pain relief, improved mobility, enhanced range of motion, and improved functioning of muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Many patients have reported feeling pain-free and being able to move freely within a few days after undergoing IASTM. Our IASTM plans offer a non-invasive, outpatient therapy solution for pain management that doesn’t require surgery or pain medication. They are customized to target specific pain points and have been proven to be effective for various patients.

If you have any questions about how IASTM can help you, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for all the information you need.

The Benefits of FAKTR 

FAKTR has a range of benefits that work in harmony to promote natural healing. Dr. Bridge is equipped to determine the most effective treatment plan specific to your needs, incorporating multiple approaches and resources to provide a comprehensive wellness plan.

Some of the benefits you can expect from FAKTR include:

  • Enhanced blood flow and oxygen circulation
  • Muscle rehabilitation
  • Soft tissue rejuvenation
  • Quick and efficient pain relief
  • Reduced recovery time
  • And more…

Who & What FAKTR Helps

Endurance Chiropractic utilizes FAKTR in treating a diverse range of patients, helping them to alleviate their pain and regain their active lifestyles. This therapy is highly effective in alleviating pain instantly and restoring balance and alignment to the body, enabling the musculoskeletal system to function optimally.

FAKTR can be used on a wide range of patients, including:

  • High school athletes
  • Sports enthusiasts
  • Senior citizens
  • Sedentary individuals
  • Victims of accidents such as work-related injuries, car accidents, slip and falls, and sports or exercise injuries
  • Patients with overuse injuries
  • And many more.

Some of the conditions that can be treated with our FAKTR technique include:

  • Knee pain or limited mobility in the knee, including jumper’s knee
  • Shoulder discomfort
  • Elbow and wrist pain, including tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff injury 
  • Ankle pain or limited mobility in the ankle
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain and injury
  • Bursitis 
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Scar tissue
  • And more.

Dr. Bridge has seen remarkable results with IASTM and we are eager to offer this treatment to you. With fast and effective pain relief, you can start regaining your quality of life right away. Book your appointment today and start your journey to a pain-free life!

Visit our Helena Chiropractic Clinic

At our chiropractic clinic, you get a team of professionals who work to get your body healthy through the safest, most non-invasive methods. We value your time and understand that treating pain is more than masking it. Dr. Bridge will find the source of your discomfort and end it there. 


Some of the chiropractic services we offer include: 

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Instrument-assisted adjustments
  • Laser therapy
  • FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab)
  • Impulse adjusting
  • And more


Our plans are designed uniquely for you, giving you the skill set to carry on strengthening and empowering your body throughout life. We don’t want to see you in our clinic for years; we want you to thrive. There’s simply no time like the present to start. 

Contact us and let go of your pain today.

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I just finished a series of visits with Dr. Bridge and his staff at Endurance Chiropractic in Helena, Mt. For the first time in years I can actually work in my garden and not feel incapacitated for hours and hours afterward. I expect to be able to hike the hills also this year. Yahoo! He and his staff are great people. They greet you like a friend every visit and obviously care about your well-being.
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Donna P. // Gardener // Helena, MT
I am so amazed by Dr. Bridge and his staff. They are friendly, knowledgeable and make you feel welcome. Dr. Bridge not only acknowledges that you are a real person but also genuinely takes care to address your issues, concerns and HELPS you with long term solutions instead of temporary bandaids.
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Cammi S. // East Helena, MT
I would just like to thank Dr Daniel Bridge for taking such good care of me these past few weeks!!! After a 2 week head cold, my ears had a full feeling…that was the best way to describe it…not an earache, just an annoying “Full” feeling. I did not want to go to an ENT, but was heading that direction…I was not wanting to be put on drugs or possibly surgery!! After just one visit with Dr Bridge, I got relief & have total relief now following a 6 visit protocol!!! Thank you Dr Bridge…I will be sending my family and friends to you:)!!!
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