Counterstrain is a cutting-edge, hands-on approach for the assessment, identification and correction of one of the most common sources of pain and dysfunction in the human body.
Creator and developer of Fascial Counterstrain, Brian Tuckey, PT, JSCCI has personally innovated well over 600 Counterstrain techniques. Brian was the first practitioner to recognize that Counterstrain was impacting the body’s deep fascial system and developed the current physiological rationale for Counterstrain.
Read the full scientifically referenced FCS rationale and case study here “A New Rationale and Treatment Model for Neuromuscular Tender Points” [PDF] by Brian Tuckey PT, Jay P. Shah MD, Hannah Tandon BA.
Counterstrain is unique in its ability to impact and treat all of the body’s fascial systems including the vascular, visceral, nervous & musculoskeletal systems.
This multi-system approach is exceptional in the world of manipulation giving it unparalleled diagnostic and curative capacity. Counterstrain is currently being taught to a rapidly expanding audience of domestic and international medical professionals.
Read more about the Origins and Rationale of the Counterstrain Technique.
As a Healthcare Practitioner, you may be curious about Counterstrain in relation to patients who have received treatment or perhaps you are interested in learning how you can incorporate Counterstrain into your own practice. This video is aimed at those who have a healthcare background and are interested in a detailed, anatomical explanation of the Counterstrain technique.
Patients with POTS, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, experience unusually high heart rates when moving from a lying down to standing position. Counterstrain treatment releases dysfunction associated with the autonomic nervous system and thus reduces symptoms as evidenced using a heart rate monitor during this demonstration.
Put together by Brian Tuckey, PT, OCS, JSCCI and Timothy Hodges, LMT, JSCCI, CACI – this is a serious teaching and reference tool with hundreds of tender point locations mapped and annotated with ongoing updates and additions. The 3D Counterstrain application is a 3D model that works beautifully on desktop and mobile devices. Log in and use it for study, reference, teaching, or presentations wherever you need it.