Author: Michelle Goodwin

Announcing Counterstrain Convention 2020!

The 3rd annual Counterstrain Convention will be held at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center in Bend, Oregon from August 5th to August 9th, 2020. Several changes are in store for participants. The latest Fascial Counterstrain (FCS) updates will be taught in 3 separate block time sessions allowing practitioners to learn the newest techniques for FCS Visceral, FCS Lymphatic/Venous, FCS Arterial and FCS Musculoskeletal System, Part 2 as well as Reflexive Motion Testing. Attendees will also have the option of completing a condensed version of the Counterstrain Academy, Module 1 Intro: Counterstrain and the Cranial Scan, the gateway course for the Counterstrain Academy Mastery Program. Read more about the 2020 Counterstrain Convention…

Interview Series with Fascial Counterstrain Innovator Brian Tuckey PT, OCS, JSCCI

Fascial Counterstrain (FCS) is an innovative system of soft tissue manipulation developed by board certified orthopedic specialist, Brian Tuckey PT, OCS, JSCCI. Listen to the first in a series of interviews with the creator of Fascial Counterstrain.

Episode 1 introduces Brian’s academic background which led to the eventual development of Fascial Counterstrain.

Episode 2 dives deeper into Brian’s process of discovering the role of fascia in the body and the development of new treatments.

 In Episode 3, Brian and Tim discuss mechanotransduction and the evolution of Fascial Counterstrain.

 Episode 4 highlights the discovery of the Cranial Scan, how it speeds diagnosis and aids with continued Fascial Counterstrain development.


Episode 5 outlines the Fascial Counterstrain training process with system-associated conditions and case examples. 

Episode 6 covers specific conditions, clinical applications, case studies and additional tools such as 3D Counterstrain.

Segmental Motion Testing at Counterstrain Convention 2019

Brian Tuckey, PT, OCS, JSCCI will present a section on segmental motion testing at the 2019 annual Counterstrain Convention August 7-11, 2019 in Bend, Oregon.

Segmental motion assessment allows Brian to identify, in three dimensions, the exact location of a spinal restriction. He will then demonstrate how he isolates the exact point of release. This is an invaluable tool for your assessment process which will greatly increase your efficiency in clinical practice. It is one of Brian’s primary diagnostic tools that he uses in the creation of new techniques.

Brian’s segment will include more than 6 hours of presentation and lab time to gain proficiency in this diagnostic skill set.

This will be a required element for the upcoming FCS certification process.

Learn more Segmental Motion Testing at the Counterstrain Convention 2019.

Counterstrain Relieves Pain at CrossFit Fort Vancouver 2019 Championship

Counterstrain at CrossFit Championship

With the help of top Fascial Counterstrain practitioner and Athlete Services Lead Organizer, Ike Anunciado, MSPT, JSCC, a team of highly-qualified Counterstrain practitioners successfully treated athletes at the 2019 Fort Vancouver CrossFit Championship.

The CrossFit Fort Vancouver Championship is an annual competition drawing elite athletes from not only the Pacific Northwest but across North America including Maine, Texas and Canada. The competition included four divisions: Elite Pairs, RX Pairs, Masters, and a new division, Teens.

A team of 12 Fascial Counterstrain practitioners joined the CrossFit Athlete Treatment Team for the 2019 CrossFit Fort Vancouver Championship on January 11, 12, and 13, 2019 at The Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield, Washington. As part of a larger multidisciplinary team of over 40 health care practitioners, the Counterstrain team provided outstanding hands-on care to competing athletes and the event coordinators to hasten recovery time between events, and provide immediate relief of pain.

“I saw that it was time to gather the best “Counterstrainers” in the area to showcase how Counterstrain is an amazing tool to allow us to rapidly & accurately assess dysfunction, and demonstrate how, this gentle, powerful and long-lasting technique changes lives, not just symptoms.”

Ike Anunciado, MSPT, JSCC

Training and participating in a CrossFit championship is a considerable challenge. The athletes were blown away by the amazing support:

“Your Recovery Services area was second to none. All the folks in that area were AMAZING and receptive to helping us. I went in and used services multiple times and so grateful I didn’t have to pay. What a nice thoughtful provision for us athletes!”

CrossFit Championship Athlete

Learn more about CrossFit Fort Vancouver

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