Clinic Director/Certified Counterstrain Practioner
Following 4 years stationed on the East coast with the United States Marines, Tim relocated to the pacific northwest in 1995 to study physical therapy and rehabilitation. After several years working in the outpatient physical therapy clinic at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington he decided on a program of study in massage therapy combined with continuing education focused on Counterstrain. It was during the first couple of years at Swedish Medical Center that he became aware of the Counterstrain method. Since his first exposure to this amazing hands-on approach, he was sold. He has been involved with both the advanced development of Counterstrain techniques since 2009 and in the clinical application of Counterstrain (CS) since 2002. His devotion to the creation and ongoing development of the Counterstrain Academy dates back to 2005 when he began the process of academy based training/mastery programs in Counterstrain Therapy, for health care professionals.
Tim started his private practice, now called Counterstrain Portland, in 2003. In the following year he achieved his board level JSCC certification in Counterstrain from the Jones Institute. As an assistant instructor with the Jones Institute he participated in over 50 Counterstrain courses taught throughout the country since from 2003 to 2013. Since forming the Counterstrain Academy in 2005 he has personally instructed over 100 of their Mastery Level Courses. In January of 2014 he was certified by Brian Tuckey, PT, OCS, JSCCI to teach Advanced level Counterstrain courses currently offered through the Jones Institute. He currently teaches about 12 Counterstrain courses a year for the Jones Institute including: Intro to Fascial Counterstrain, Counterstrain for the Visceral system, the Lymphatic Venous System, the Arterial System, the Nervous system (part 1 and 2), Musculo-Skeletal 2 for the periosteum and in 2024, Counterstrain for the Adipose system.
He continues to apply his expertise in the field through his one-on-one treatments in the clinic and his mastery training programs for health-care professionals. The mastery program is now offered internationally and is known for its ability to produce high quality and exceptionally trained Counterstrainers. He has worked and partnered with Brian Tuckey, PT (Innovator of Fascial Counterstrain) to bring the highest level of technique innovation and more recently, advanced education technology to the many students of Counterstrain training programs.
In 2014, while attending a Tony Robbins Business Mastery seminar with Brian Tuckey, PT, OCS, JSCCI, he realized the urgent need for an educational tool like no other. Tim & Brian pioneered the development of a highly detailed 3D model to merge all of modern day Counterstrain into one easy to use application. 3D Counterstrain is the culmination of countless hours of research, testing, technological development and a concept/dream that was born out of a clinical need, just like Counterstrain itself. After nearly three years in development, 3D Counterstrain launched in November of 2016. In 2024 it will receive its first major update as version 2.0 is finally released.
In his off time, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife Simone (when she isn’t occupied with her work at Blue Bottle Coffee), their three boys Samuel, Ethan and Matthew, and the family GSP (German Shorthaired Pointer), Bindi.