Laura was introduced to Counterstrain at a young age from repeated sports injuries. By the age
of seventeen, she was working in a physical therapy clinic and was fortunate enough to work
with amazing manual therapists that have shaped the therapist she has become today. Laura
moved to The Columbia River Gorge in 1994 and started her career as a physical therapist
assistant. She focused her career and continuing education on manual therapy, specifically
osteopathic techniques. Laura has always been drawn to their holistic approach to the body.
Her Counterstrain journey with The Jones Institute started in 1996 which has been a wonderful
and fulfilling experience which she continues today with a focus on Fascial Counterstrain. In
2012, Laura earned her Board Certification in Strain & Counterstrain from The Jones Institute
(JSCC). She decided it was time to transition from physical therapy to an independent
Counterstrain practice under a massage therapy license received in 2013. Her passion for
Counterstrain and hunger for learning led her to the Counterstrain Academy in 2014. Laura has
completed all modules offered by the Counterstrain Academy and joined the Instructor Training
Program in 2019. Fascial Counterstrain is a technique Laura has personally benefited from,
truly believes in, and loves to work with. She feels blessed to be able to share it with you.