Fascial Counterstrain

Fascial Counter-strain (FCS) is a therapeutic, hands-on method, designed to release spasm in all tissues of the human body.

Every organ, nerve, artery, muscle, ligament, tendon, vein and lymphatic vessel in the human body can actively spasm and produce pain in a natural, protective response to injury/irritation. Once this dysfunctional spasm is triggered it can persist, spread & form many associated tender points. FCS works to release the dysfunction and the corresponding tender point(s) by gently unloading the injured structure. By positioning the body against the strain or by applying a “counter-strain”, the structure quickly relaxes, thus reducing tension and immediately alleviating this primary source of pain. This multi-system approach is exceptional in the world of manipulation giving it unparalleled diagnostic and curative capacity. Fascial counter-strain has an extremely broad application for physical therapy and can be utilized for the continuum of diagnoses from acute traumas (ankle sprains, post surgically, or whiplash) to the more chronic conditions (osteoarthritis, headaches, TMD, fibromyalgia, etc.). The gentleness of fascial counter-strain makes it safe and effective for treating fragile patients (infants, elderly patients w/ osteoporosis, stress fractures, pelvic pain, pregnancy related pain, and post-op pain) and the pain associated with joint hypermobility.