Our Counterstrain-Certified Therapists

Timothy Hodges, LMT, JSCCI, CACI

Tim has worked in the field of physical rehabilitation since 1996. He has spent the last 16 years honing his skills in the clinical application of Fascial Counterstrain and the last 10 years designing and optimizing training programs renowned for producing highly-skilled practitioners. Tim has worked as an assistant instructor with the Jones Institute since 2004, where he earned his board level certification. He is one of two instructors certified by Brian Tuckey, PT to teach Fascial Counterstrain and has helped to develop many of the techniques used today. He continues to apply his expertise in the field through private treatment at Counterstrain Portland, developing the Counterstrain Academy mastery program curriculum and instruction manuals and through the mentorship of healthcare practitioners in the Counterstrain Academy, which now offers its mastery program training in multiple locations throughout the country.

Ray Price, LMT

Ray has always been interested in the field of manual therapy going back to the start of his athletic career. After sustaining an injury that took him to numerous therapists and doctors, Ray found Counterstrain. The treatment that he received made him a believer of the technique so much so that he decided to switch careers from software engineer to manual therapy, specializing in Counterstrain. After completing his LMT training, Ray worked under the supervision of Dr. Edward Goering, DO (son-in-law of Strain Counterstrain originator Dr. Lawrence Jones, DO) for 12 years. Ray began training in FCS in 2014, and has made a full transition from Jones SCS to the newer more comprehensive version known as Fascial Counterstrain. He has completed all of the FCS courses developed by Brian Tuckey. Ray, seeking constant improvement has successfully completed all of the Counterstrain Academy Mastery Program courses.

Jessica Farrell, PT, DPT

Jessica Farrell PT, DPT, OCS graduated from the University of Washington Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2009. She was drawn to the physical therapy profession as an opportunity to help people get back on their feet after illness or injury through holistic methods. She was fortunate to be introduced to Counterstrain during her internships while still in school and then to work with others practicing this technique when she started working as a PT. Some of her first continuing education classes were studying Counterstrain with the Jones Institute. Once Jessica experienced the astounding potential of the technique, she decided to set herself on a path to develop a high-level of proficiency. She is grateful that Fascial Counterstrain allows her to help people who have not found success in other treatment options and to approach even very complex patients with confidence. Jessica is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has worked in women’s health for over ten years. When not at work Jessica enjoys outdoor adventures such as mountain biking, rafting and kayaking as well as spending time with her family.

Christine Kearney, DPT

Christine graduated from Chapman University in 2008 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She was introduced to Counterstrain during her first year as a physical therapist. After a few years of being an orthopedic physical therapist, her interest branched out to pelvic health physical therapy. During this time, she encountered her first Fascial Counterstrain treatment and was amazed with how much the body could respond to gentle yet effective techniques. She decided this would be the next step in her physical therapy career and has dedicated her time and focus towards the mastery of Fascial Counterstrain.