Tom Hyde, DC is Sports Chiropractic.

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Dr. Tom Hyde co-developed Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion (FAKTR-PM).

Tom Hyde, DC has had so many accomplishments and he discusses several of them in an episode of our podcast including how he helped to incorporate chiropractors into the world of professional sports.  Hyde talks about how the barriers were broken to get chiropractic services to Olympic athletes, how he became the chiropractic physician for the Miami Dolphins and he discusses the procedure he co-developed, called FAKTR-PM.

FAKTR-PM stands for “Functional And Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion.” It was developed to help speed recovery from chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes and has also been shown to work extremely well on acute musculoskeletal/fascial conditions.

In 1987, Tom Hyde became the first chiropractor to be accepted to the volunteer program for chiropractors at the United States Olympic Training Center, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and was subsequently selected to serve as the official chiropractor for the 1987 Pan American Games. In 2001, Hyde was inducted to the Hall of Fame of the Sports Council of the American Chiropractic Association.  In 2002, he was named “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” by the Florida Chiropractic Association Sports Injury Council.  He was named “Person of the Year” by Dynamic Chiropractic in 2009.

He is an avid mountain climber and will soon be going to Kilimanjaro for the 3rd time.  He invited podcast listeners to join him on the climb.

His website www.faktr-pm.com will be changed in January 2011 to www.faktr.com

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Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion (FAKTR-PM).

Photo of Tom Hyde, DC

Dr. Tom Hyde co-developed Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion (FAKTR-PM).

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Chiropractors at the Olympics in Beijing

Four doctors of chiropractic will join the 62-member U.S. Olympic healthcare team for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, to help optimize performance outcomes for many of the 600 U.S. athletes. Since the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, chiropractors have provided healthcare services to elite performers, and this year chiropractors will assume an even greater role in the integrated healthcare team, which includes medical doctors, massage therapists, and certified athletic trainers.

Chiropractic fulfills a need, not only by treating injuries but also by aiding in recovery and positively impacting athletic performance.  Chiropractors promote active care and treatment with a commitment to healthy progression and rehabilitation. The role of chiropractors in the U.S. Olympics emphasizes its dedication to promoting optimal individual performance.

Chiropractors will provide care during practice sessions in the Olympic Village, training facilities as well as during the Olympic events.

Chiropractic care is particularly valuable for pain management, and offers athletes highly effective solutions for achieving optimal performance without the use of prescription drugs.

In addition to the four chiropractors who will provide care to the U.S. Olympic athletes, chiropractors from around the world will be joining their respective Olympic teams.  Team chiropractors will be present from Sweden, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, and China, among others.

Dr. Brett L. Kinsler is a chiropractor in Rochester, NY who cares for athletes, both elite and amateur.

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