Mastery Courses

Courses offered by the Counterstrain Academy (CSA) are designed to follow the FCS Introductory Courses. The 40-hour, mastery-level, FCS courses are arranged in Modules and are designed to be taken in order.

Instruction within the Mastery Program provides spaced course scheduling often taking place over two weekends spaced weeks apart. This two-step learning process is conducive to truly absorbing the material as it provides opportunity to put new techniques into practice and return for guidance and verification.


"If I had known more about what this class was all about, [I would have taken it sooner.] but, I had no idea of the profound difference. This is not a redo class, this is not just coming and getting a little better about your scans. This is really taking what Brian Tuckey has come up with ..and making the next level jump to -"How do I treat those complex patients we see day to day."

—Mary Beth Herrity

Annandale, VA

CSA Module 1: Intro

Intro – Counterstrain and the Cranial Scan

PRE-REQS: FCS FI
REQUIRED FOR: CSA 2, CSA 3, CSA 4, CSA 5, CSA 6, CSA 7, CSA 8, CSA 9

CSA Module 2: Visceral

Counterstrain for the Visceral System

PRE-REQS: FCS VC & CSA Intro

CSA Module 3: Lymphatic/Venous

Counterstrain for the Lymphatic/Venous System

PRE-REQS: FCS LV & CSA Intro

CSA Module 4: Arterial

Counterstrain for the Arterial System

PRE-REQS: FCS AR & CSA Intro

CSA Module 5: Nervous System, Part 1

Counterstrain for the Upper Nervous System, Part 1

PRE-REQS: FCS N1 & CSA Intro
REQUIRED FOR: CSA 6

CSA Module 6: Nervous System, Part 2

Counterstrain for the Lower Nervous System, Part 2

PRE-REQS: FCS N2 & CSA Intro, CSA N1

CSA Module 7: Musculoskeletal 1

In Development, Coming in 2020

PRE-REQS: FCS MS1 & CSA Intro
REQUIRED FOR: CSA 8, CSA 9

CSA Module 8: Musculoskeletal 2

In Development

PRE-REQS: FCS MS1 & CSA Intro, CSA MS1

CSA Module 9: Musculoskeletal 3

In Development

PRE-REQS: FCS MS1 & CSA Intro, CSA MS1

Progression through FCS Training