I was introduced to Counterstrain at a young age from repeated sports injuries. By the age of seventeen, I was working in a physical therapy clinic and was fortunate enough to work with amazing manual therapists that have shaped the therapist I am today. In 1994, I moved to The Columbia River Gorge and started my career as a physical therapist assistant. I focused my career and continuing education on manual therapy, specifically osteopathic techniques. I've always been drawn to their holistic approach to the body.
My Counterstrain journey with The Jones Institute started in 1996 which has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience which continues today with a focus on Fascial Counterstrain. In 2012, I earned a Board Certification in Strain & Counterstrain from The Jones Institute (JSCC). I decided it was time to transition from physical therapy to an independent Counterstrain practice under a massage therapy license received in 2013. My passion for Counterstrain and hunger for learning led me to the Counterstrain Academy in 2014. I have completed all modules offered by the Counterstrain Academy and joined the Instructor Training Program in 2019. In 2022, I became one of the first practitioners to receive level 1 certification in Fascial Counterstrain (CSC1).
Fascial Counterstrain is a technique I have personally benefited from, truly believe in, and love to work with. I feel blessed to be able to share it with you.
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