• Gersch Schiff was treated using Counterstrain techniques during a Tony Robbins Life and Wealth Mastery seminar in Namale Resort, Fiji, 2013. He was treated for PTSD & Traumatic Car Accident by Tim Hodges, LMT, JSCCI, CACI and James Bowman LMP, CMP. Listen to him recount this life-changing experience.

    GERSCH SCHIFF – MIAMI, FLORIDA
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  • Maria Eitel Counterstrain Testimonial

    I truly feel like this body of work is nothing short of miraculous. Instead of quickly turning to surgery and pills or falling into despair when your condition seems hopeless, there is a gentle, real way to actually go to the source of your pain and release it. Tim Hodges of Portland, Oregon and his […]

    MARIA EITEL, SEATTLE WASHINGTON
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  • Hello! My name is Diego Valeri, I’m a professional soccer player (with the Portland Timbers). I wanted to talk to you about a therapeutic technique called Counterstrain that I have received from Timothy Hodges at Counterstrain Portland. It’s a technique that I have experienced in which I have noticed great changes! Especially in my back, in areas like […]

    DIEGO VALERI, Portland, OR (PTFC)
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  • Hey Tim! Bula! I just wanted to reach out to you and say thank you for doing such extraordinary work on me and my family. You really are a miracle worker. I have had just about everyone you can imagine work on me and I don’t think I have seen anyone who has the precision […]

    -ANTHONY ROBBINS, Namale Resort, Fiji
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  • Our daughter Sophia has been mostly a medical enigma since birth. We could tell she was in terrible pain, but mainstream doctors only identified some significant issues that explained part of her suffering. Her overall joint pain and misery were things they could never “solve.” By the time she was 4 and 1/2, Sophia was […]

    -KATRINA LEWIS, WASHINGTON STATE
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  • Hi there! I feel so blessed to have met you and Simone! Guess what!!?? Thanks to your healing hands I tested positive on my ovulation test for the first time without drugs OMG!!! Your truly holistic approach is inspiring! I’m buzzing to be pain free and my lower back has renewed flexibility and feels “great” […]

    -JEKK GRACE, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
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  • Counterstrain Therapy Portland, OR

    A little over 18 years ago, I was in a horrific car accident. I’ll never forget the EMTs telling me how lucky I was to walk away with only “minor” injuries. One knee surgery and a few months of traditional PT and I was deemed good as new. I had always been extremely active both […]

    -MEG DINSE, WEST HILLS CALIFORNIA
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  • Tim Hodges gave my son back his childhood. After brain tumor surgery at 6 years of age, my son Matthew was left with a long list of after effects with double vision being the most notable. After years of therapy and corrective surgery, the double vision persisted. I sought the help of every professional we […]

    -DONNA BERNARD, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA
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  • Hi Tim, Thank you for the message – I’m doing great! I can’t believe what a difference SCS treatment makes to the body. I didn’t even know I had the problems I had! My treatment was for the lymphatic system. I’ve told several people about your work and SCS. One of my clients lives in […]

    -POLLY MERTENS, LIFE MASTERY, FIJI
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  • (We are excited to publish this letter from 15 yr. old Alyssa Stevens!) Dear Tim, I wanted to formally express my gratitude for all that you have done for me. It is hard to find the words to explain how I feel, but I will try my best. You have given me my life back, […]

    ALYSSA STEVENS, Portland OR
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GERSCH SCHIFF – MIAMI, FLORIDA
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Maria Eitel Counterstrain Testimonial

I truly feel like this body of work is nothing short of miraculous. Instead of quickly turning to surgery and pills or falling into despair when your condition seems hopeless, there is a gentle, real way to actually go to the source of your pain and release it.

Tim Hodges of Portland, Oregon and his mentor/business partner, and the originator of Counterstrain, Brian Tuckey of Frederick, Maryland have developed a revolutionary way to unleash health in the human body by simply releasing hundreds of protective spasms.

You know intuitively that there is a part of pain that is protective in nature, especially when you feel the tension in your neck or shoulder or leg muscles develop in response to stress or injury. However, realizing that every organ, nerve, artery, vein and lymphatic vessel in your body can actively spasm, produce pain and therefore need a therapeutic release is a whole other level of understanding. Astonishingly, they have mapped the entire body and can do this with gentle non-painful, manual releases.

I went to Tim with chronic neck and hip pain and after treatment was shocked that it wasn’t just better, but gone! I have known Tim now for two and a half years, and he and Andrea Mohrle have case after case of what I like to call the unleashing of health – from resolving chronic back pain, eliminating sciatica, easing headaches, clearing brain fog and even calming seizures including concussive injuries of the brain.

In one particular case, I witnessed a man come into the office in a wheelchair and left in a walker. The next day he came in with a cane and then walked on his own after treatment. It isn’t spiritual or crazy, it is scientific, medical and completely understandable and concrete. I am convinced that because of Tim, I have avoided many serious conditions due to the significant stresses of my life. We are very lucky to have him in Portland. I’d fly across the world to be treated by him!

MARIA EITEL, SEATTLE WASHINGTON
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Hello! My name is Diego Valeri, I’m a professional soccer player (with the Portland Timbers).

I wanted to talk to you about a therapeutic technique called Counterstrain that I have received from Timothy Hodges at Counterstrain Portland. It’s a technique that I have experienced in which I have noticed great changes! Especially in my back, in areas like my lower lumbar and my legs- a lot of relief in my legs, and a big change in my posture.

I believe it has greatly improved my performance on the field, my sensations while I am playing, my recuperation after matches, after games– a very, very favorable change in my recuperation after games…

And I think it is a technique that will cause extraordinary changes in sports medicine.

Thank you very much!

DIEGO V Testimonial

DIEGO VALERI, Portland, OR (PTFC)
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Hey Tim! Bula!

I just wanted to reach out to you and say thank you for doing such extraordinary work on me and my family. You really are a miracle worker.

I have had just about everyone you can imagine work on me and I don’t think I have seen anyone who has the precision and capability that you do to create change and really, systemically understand how the body relates on all levels. I am beyond passionate about you and Counterstrain.

 

-ANTHONY ROBBINS, Namale Resort, Fiji
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Our daughter Sophia has been mostly a medical enigma since birth. We could tell she was in terrible pain, but mainstream doctors only identified some significant issues that explained part of her suffering. Her overall joint pain and misery were things they could never “solve.” By the time she was 4 and 1/2, Sophia was on a huge amount of prescription medication and our family was completely drained emotionally. I felt we were truly at a breaking point. Since birth, Sophia spent anywhere from 2-12 hours a day screaming the most chilling, bloodcurdling screams her doctors had ever heard. It is hard to explain how this impacted our entire family, but needless to say, aside from medical appointments, we avoided taking her anywhere and our nerves were frazzled. As you can imagine, to no avail, we tried every possible specialist the medical world had to offer…or so we thought.

In October of 2012, some dear friends of ours told us about Tim Hodges. They shared miraculous testimonials of how he healed not only their own chronic and acute pain issues, but also those of MANY friends they had referred to him. They went so far as to say that 100% of the many people they referred to Tim reported at least a significant decrease in pain, if not a complete relief. Of course that statistic is extremely positive and optimistic sounding, but I have to admit that we were extremely skeptical. Our experience so far had been a roller coaster of hope with each new specialist, only to be followed by despair as we were left with no answers and continued pain. But we felt we had absolutely nothing to lose by meeting Tim and seeing what he had to say or what he could do.

I don’t really know how to explain the experience of Tim’s assessment. People need to see him in action to believe it. He did not need to know anything about her background…he simply “scanned her dura” and actually TOLD ME what her symptoms were…more accurately than I could have relayed them. I think I had to pick my jaw up off the floor because I was in such shock. He listed symptoms we had long ago stopped mentioning to doctors because they had become part of what we had come to expect in Sophia. Another stunning thing he told us was that he thought it would probably only take 5-6 sessions to help her!?!?

After each session, as Tim aptly prepared us, Sophia felt worse for 24 hours or so. But the unmistakable improvement following each session had us, her doctors, and our friends in complete disbelief!! By the time we completed our 5th session, Sophia was a completely different child!!

We never realized how much Sophia’s pain behavior crippled us as a family. The first few times we felt brave enough to go on a walk or to the park…or to a friend’s house, we all marveled!! Our new Sophia is AMAZING!!! She is sweet, funny, delightful, patient, kind, well mannered and just a source of JOY for us! We have all been so deeply moved by the experience of getting to know who Sophia REALLY WAS…under all that pain. We have fallen in love with a little girl we never had the privilege to know. That rips my heart out. It really does. It took us until she was almost 5 to get to truly know Sophia. We probably would have never met the REAL Sophia if not for Tim Hodges.

You can see the difference in Sophia’s physical health when you look at her pictures. The “old” Sophia is extremely pale with dark sunken eyes and what we used to call her perma-frown. No one could ever get her to smile, it was so sad. The new Sophia smiles, laughs, giggles and just LOOKS like a healthy girl!!

We are completely overwhelmed with gratitude toward Tim Hodges for the miraculous change he brought to our precious girl and our family through his incredible gift. We tell everyone we can about the transformation he has brought to Sophia’s life!!

Thank you, Tim Hodges from the bottom of our hearts!!!

-KATRINA LEWIS, WASHINGTON STATE
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Hi there!

I feel so blessed to have met you and Simone! Guess what!!?? Thanks to your healing hands I tested positive on my ovulation test for the first time without drugs OMG!!!

Your truly holistic approach is inspiring! I’m buzzing to be pain free and my lower back has renewed flexibility and feels “great” for the first time. Its so interesting, I now have warm hands and feet, its like the circulation has returned. James says they feel like a babies hands.

What you did made such a huge difference in my life it has restored my hope and faith that I will be able to get pregnant and stay pregnant now that I am ovulating and my body is put back to the way God made it. So you can log ovulation restoration to your list of many achievements!

 

-JEKK GRACE, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
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Counterstrain Therapy Portland, OR

A little over 18 years ago, I was in a horrific car accident. I’ll never forget the EMTs telling me how lucky I was to walk away with only “minor” injuries. One knee surgery and a few months of traditional PT and I was deemed good as new.

I had always been extremely active both a dancer and a runner. I was young and in great shape prior to the accident. In the years that followed, I returned to dancing and running. I looked fine from the outside, but never really felt the same. I always had this weird feeling of being stuck forward, deep inside. It would vary in intensity but was ALWAYS there. I was always asking people to “crack” my back, for massage – for something to address the feeling of being crunched in my chest/mid-back and nothing ever quite got to it.

My mid-back pain flared with my first pregnancy but thankfully returned to it’s “weird stuck feeling” after my daughter’s birth. Three years later I was blessed with a second pregnancy but this time was different. My mid-back/chest pain flared, and my legs swelled. SWELLED!!! I had run through my entire first pregnancy and this time could barely walk down the hall without being short of breath. I was no bigger but something was very different. After my son’s birth the mid-back/chest pain calmed a little bit but the swelling in my legs never really went away. Running was an extreme effort for me, and no matter how much I tried – little runs felt like marathons. My calves would cramp up halfway down the block from my home. Despite my son’s birth 18 months prior to being treated, I still had a very hard time recognizing my legs as my own. The swelling in my calves made it hard for me to wear my normal pants.
I had begun to write this all off as aging, and the price you pay for being a mother of two. Then one month ago, I had the opportunity for Tim Hodges to treat me using fascial counterstrain. While I began rattling off my symptoms, he began doing his scan. Within a minute or two he was treating the fascia around my heart, and the ligaments of my spine. After an hour I went on my way feeling loose and tall and being able to stand upright for the first time in 18 years. The next morning my legs looked like my own! The swelling was dramatically reduced and continued to go down over the next few days.

The following week I decided to test Tim and see how long his results would hold. I did intervals sprints full speed on the treadmill, and actually wore myself out for the first time since my son was born. No mid-back pain, no swelling. I pushed two kids in the running stroller up big hills. No return of symptoms, not even in my back. I wore heels to work and brought flats just in case my calves cramped. No return of my symptoms. My pants fit in my calves again.

It’s been a month since Tim treated me once. I have tested his fascial counterstrain treatment in so many ways and it has continued to hold after only one treatment. I wanted to write this testimonial because I have had every type of treatment – from acupuncture to chiropractic and traditional PT. One treatment did more than 18 years of all the other types combined! Thanks Tim!

-MEG DINSE, WEST HILLS CALIFORNIA
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Tim Hodges gave my son back his childhood. After brain tumor surgery at 6 years of age, my son Matthew was left with a long list of after effects with double vision being the most notable. After years of therapy and corrective surgery, the double vision persisted.

I sought the help of every professional we could find: neurosurgeons, neurologists, specialists in strabismus, pediatric ophthalmologists, a biomechanical physical therapist and multiple vision therapists. I was given no explanations for his condition, no effective therapies and was told by one specialist that “he will never see single vision.” I dedicated my life to solving this problem for Matthew. I home schooled and developed my own vision therapy with great success but the double vision was only being kept at bay and would return if therapy stopped or when he was fatigued. Then I found Tim Hodges. His unique approach using a new technique called Fascial Counterstrain, restored Matthew’s ability to maintain single vision permanently as well as eliminating all the other nagging after effects that were still plaguing Matthew, such as his chronic nausea.

Writing this review brings me to tears as all the emotions of our years long struggle come back to me. I can’t imagine what our lives would be like if I had not found Tim. Thanks to him, Matt is a completely healthy, thriving, tennis playing 11 year-old boy with no remnants of any of his surgery related issues. In fact, his vision is so great that he has even developed back his depth perception at age 11!

Thank you Tim for your incredible patience, compassion and knowledge.

 

-DONNA BERNARD, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA
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Hi Tim,

Thank you for the message – I’m doing great! I can’t believe what a difference SCS treatment makes to the body. I didn’t even know I had the problems I had! My treatment was for the lymphatic system. I’ve told several people about your work and SCS. One of my clients lives in Nairobi and will be visiting the UK next month and she’s checking into a clinic there to try it. I hope it works out for her – she has massive headaches every week…nearly each day.

I appreciate you following up and will certainly go on to tell people about guys…I had a wonderful experience and thank you for giving all that you guys did with so many late nights.

Wishing you well!

 

-POLLY MERTENS, LIFE MASTERY, FIJI
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(We are excited to publish this letter from 15 yr. old Alyssa Stevens!)
Dear Tim,
I wanted to formally express my gratitude for all that you have done for me. It is hard to find the words to explain how I feel, but I will try my best. You have given me my life back, brought back the fun and freedom I experienced before the accident, and made me feel like there was always hope. I thank you for not only the service you have done for me, but for my team, friends and family. It was painful to watch my family suffer at my expense, see the pity in my friends’ eyes, and the worry hidden behind the comforting words of my teammates. Every time I came to see you I became better, I felt more lively and more like myself, and it was worth the poking and prodding to see the creases of concern etched upon their faces fade.

You filled me with a hope that many of my doctor’s had torn away from me, and for the first time, made me excited to go to the doctor’s. Although I cannot say truthfully that you were the sole reason I improved, you were definitely the glue that held my treatments together and formed the final end product of my recovered self. This was not only about your treatment plan, but the way you acted around me when I came into see you. You never looked at me with pity, only determination, a thing that we both appreciate as far more useful than pity. I admired your steady hope and endless amiability; it was like being treated as an old friend instead of as a new paycheck. Your companionship helped draw me out of my shell and for that I am eternally grateful.

I greatly enjoyed talking to you during my appointments; it was almost like going to see two different therapists at the same time. Your endless humors were not forced, nor were your interactions with my parents. I am grateful for how inclusive you were with them in my treatment plan. You always let them and me know what you were doing and getting to learn something new every time I went to see you was worth the endless prodding of painful spots.

I am thankful for you being open to see me during your cancellations, at any point in the day. I am thankful for your passion towards your profession, and your dedication to a patient’s full recovery. I will never forget what you have done for my family, or me, and I believe this is a debt I will never be able to pay off. I can only repay what you have done for me by spreading the information to other people, like I once was, who are full of pain and out of hope. Thank you for my life back.

Yours truly, Alyssa Stevens

ALYSSA STEVENS, Portland OR
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