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*Due to the corona virus many businesses have been shut down following recommendations by the government.  Physical therapy has been deemed an essential service and as such we will remain open to care for our patients.  We are taking  extra precautions to keep our facility and equipment extra clean.  Please give us a call with any questions.

Strain/Counter-Strain

Within manual therapy, Strain-Counterstrain is a type of “passive positional release” created in the early 1960’s by Lawrence Jones, D.O. It is a hands-on treatment that attempts to alleviate muscle and connective tissue tightness by the use of very specific treatment positions held for 90 seconds (can be held for up to 3 minutes in neurological patients). During the procedure, the involved tissue is “slackened” causing a relaxation of the “spasm” which, in turn, allows local areas of inflammation, trapped within the painful tissue to dissipate. Following this “release” there is an immediate reduction of pain and tension in the involved tissue. This relaxation aims to restore normal joint mobility and release other structures in the region that may have been compressed.