I have had physical therapy in the past but I have never had the Fascial Counterstrain techniques used until I went to ARC. My PT, Alison Brown Ferguson’s expertise with evaluating the exact problem areas and using the Counterstrain techniques has allowed me to regain physical function and greatly decreased my pain. I strongly recommend ARC and Alison to anyone in need of physical therapy treatment.
What is Fascial Counterstrain?
Fascial Counterstrain (FCS), developed by Brian Tuckey, PT, OSC, JSCCI, is a gentle and effective treatment for a myriad of medical diagnoses and conditions. FCS is the modern version of Strain and Counterstrain, which was originally developed over a 40-year period by Lawrence Jones, DO, starting in 1955.
Counterstrain Featured in New Documentary
Helen Maroulis, a world-famous wrestler, used Counterstrain to turn her career around to win an Olympic Medal. Her story is told in a new documentary to be released for one day only on Thursday, March 30. We’ll update this page with more news about the film as we learn more!
From Our Patients
ARC’s strain/counterstrain has been much more useful to me for relieving severely clenched or damaged tissue than previous treatments at other PT institutions or therapeutic massage; it’s brought me long-term relief. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.
I heartily endorse ARC for clinical expertise, professionalism and personal warmth. I missed an appointment due to a death in my family and they sent me a card. Very caring people.
You can go to the roadside PT places where you may get a PT with one year of experience or you can go to ARC and know you have years of experience and highly regarded professionals within their field taking care of you. They have helped me for multiple issues and I can only sing praises.
My first ever physical therapy to treat soreness in hips and pelvic area. Closest thing to magic I’ve ever experienced. Amy used techniques to identify the sources of pain problem areas and gently worked them out. Much more comfortable than I had expected. Problems haven’t returned since last visit a few months ago, but I sure know where to go if they do.