Charmaine graduated from Marquette University Physical Therapy program in 1996. Upon graduation, she had a special interest in spine and/or pelvis dysfunctions and disorders, which prompted her to study manual therapy techniques such as muscle energy technique. She took her first counterstrain class with the Jones Institute in 2004 and instantly fell in love with the ease, simplicity and profound results. She worked in a multi-disciplinary spine center for 15 years then opened her own practice in 2012 in order to serve a wider variety of diagnoses in addition to the spine. To date, she has taken every counterstrain class offered by the Jones Institute and has started taking Counterstrain Academy Mastery courses as well. Charmaine has a genuine interest in providing a service that assists the body to heal itself.