Strain Counterstrain


Discover the Gentle Healing Power of Strain Counterstrain

At Athletic Advantage, we believe in providing holistic and effective treatments to our clients. One of the standout techniques we offer is Strain Counterstrain, expertly administered by our skilled therapist, Fauzia Asad. This therapeutic method is designed to alleviate pain, reduce muscle tension, and restore balance in the body through gentle manipulation.

Strain Counterstrain is a manual therapy technique that focuses on relieving musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Developed by Dr. Lawrence Jones in the 1950s, this method involves identifying tender points in the body and using gentle positioning to reduce tension and pain. Unlike more aggressive forms of manual therapy, Strain Counterstrain is non-invasive and suitable for patients of all ages and conditions. As a former student at the Jones Institute, having attended while Dr. Lawrence Jones, the founder of the technique, was teaching, Fauzia is extensively trained in Strain Counterstrain techniques.

How Does Strain Counterstrain Work?

The core principles of Strain Counterstrain are not too different from the principles of Fascial Counterstrain, another type of treatment we offer. The main goal of Strain Counterstrain is to position the body in a way that shortens the muscle or tissue causing pain. This position is held for about 90 seconds, allowing the muscle to relax and reset. Fauzia Asad uses her extensive knowledge and experience to find the most effective positions for each patient, ensuring optimal results. The treatment aims to:

  • Reduce Muscle Tension: By gently positioning the body, the muscle tension is significantly decreased.
  • Alleviate Pain: The technique helps to relieve pain by addressing the underlying causes of musculoskeletal discomfort.
  • Restore Balance: Strain Counterstrain promotes overall balance and function within the body.

Benefits of Strain Counterstrain

Patients who undergo Strain Counterstrain therapy with Fauzia Asad at Athletic Advantage enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Pain Relief: Effective in treating conditions like back pain, neck pain, and joint discomfort.
  • Improved Mobility: Helps restore range of motion and flexibility.
  • Enhanced Relaxation: Promotes a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
  • Holistic Healing: Supports the body’s natural healing processes without the need for medication or invasive procedures.

What to Expect During Your Session With Fauzia Asad

Fauzia is a highly experienced therapist with a deep understanding of Strain Counterstrain. Her gentle approach and personalized treatment plans ensure that each patient receives the best possible care. Fauzia’s compassion and commitment to continuous learning make her a trusted practitioner in the field of manual therapy. During a Strain Counterstrain session, you can expect a thorough assessment followed by a series of gentle manipulations. The treatment is painless and often described as soothing and relaxing. Fauzia will work closely with you to identify the areas of discomfort and tailor the session to meet your specific needs.

Have questions?

If you have any questions about strain counterstrain or how muscle pain and tightness can affect day-to-day life, don’t hesitate to visit our Contact page and let us know. If you have questions about any other program, or want to learn why we’re considered one of the best counterstrain and physical therapy centers in Columbus, feel free to reach out and speak with one of our experienced professionals today.