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Strain and Counterstrain Technique
We utilize traditional therapeutic measures to restore function, improve mobility, and relieve pain, however we combine it with a powerful form of osteopathic (musculoskeletal) treatment called Strain and Counterstrain technique.
Counterstrain or ”Positional Release” as it is sometimes called, is a hands-on treatment that alleviates muscle and connective tissue tightness by the use of very specific treatment positions held for 30-90 seconds. 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 dysfunctional tissue, to dissipate. The treatment is unusual in that it affects not only muscle tightness, but also the supportive network of connective tissue that is generally unaltered by traditional physical therapy or massage.
Following this ”release” there is an immediate reduction of pain and tension in the involved tissue. This relaxation helps restore normal joint mobility and is also beneficial to the nerves and discs in the region that may have been compressed. This gentle and painless technique is effective in a variety of orthopedic conditions, including headaches, sciatica, tendonitis, chronic pain, post-surgical conditions, and even fibromyalgia.
Conveniently located in Rockville/North Bethesda Maryland, and close to Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Columbia, and Gaithersburg, MD, Washington D.C., McLean, Alexandria, Great Falls, Vienna, Virginia and Northern Virginia and more.