Gentle, powerful and long-lasting relief, Counterstrain changes lives, not just symptoms.

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Imagine your entire body being out of pain. Imagine being able to perform at your best. And the method to get there is painless! I found Counterstrain to be one of the most valuable tools for immediate change in the body.

Counterstrain Mastery Programs Start in NJ & VA

The Counterstrain Academy Mastery Program expands to the East Coast with courses offered in Somerville, New Jersey and Richmond, Virginia.

NEW: Interview with Diego Valeri

Diego Valeri, a well-known and well-respected athlete who plays for the Portland Timbers regularly seeks pain relief and increased performance through Counterstrain treatments.

Counterstrain Is Effective
In Treating

Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
Athletic Injury/Post-Event Recovery RX
Anxiety Disorders
Bell’s Palsy
Brain Fog
Breathing Issues
Bunions, Post Op Bunionectomy
Cerebral Palsy
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chonic Pain (Neck, Back and Extremities)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Digestive Disorders / IBS
Disc Bulges & Herniations
Ehrlers Danlos Syndrome (Associated Pain)
Headaches (Migraine, Tension, Cluster)
Idiopathic Neuropathy
ITB Syndrome
Joint Replacements
Lower Back Pain
Lyme Disease/Tick-borne Illness
Meniscus Tears/Repairs
Mixed Motor Disorder/Dystonia
Muscle Strains/Tears
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Neck Pain
Peripheral Neuropathy
Osteoarthritis (all areas)
Post Concussion Syndrome
POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)
Parkinson’s Disease
Plantar Fasciitis
Rotator Cuff tears/repairs
RSD / Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Shoulder Bursitis
Spinal Instability
Sports Performance
Sprained/Torn Ligaments
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
TMJ Dysfunction
Torticolis (Adult/Infant)
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trochanteric Bursitis

About Counterstrain

Counterstrain is a therapeutic, hands-on method, designed to release spasm in all tissues of the human body. Every organ, nerve, artery, muscle, ligament, tendon, vein and lymphatic vessel in the human body can actively spasm and produce pain in a natural, protective response to injury.

Once this reflex spasm is triggered it can persist, spread & form hundreds of tender points. Counterstrain works to release the tissue in spasm and the corresponding tender point by gently unloading the injured structure.


  • 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… Read more »

    Anthony “Tony” Robbins , #1 New York Times Best selling author, life and business strategist, Philanthropist – Namale, Fiji

  • 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 (Fascial) 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… Read more »

    Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers, 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… Read more »

    Meg Dinse, West Hills, California

  • 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… Read more »

    Maria Eitel, Seattle , WA