Course Description

JONES INSTITUTE STRAIN COUNTERSTRAIN COURSES


SCS1 – FOR THE SPINE

SCS I focuses on spinal dysfunction. Lecture and extensive lab time are spent on the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, ribs, pelvis and sacrum. Emphasis is placed on developing palpatory and hands-on treatment skills to enhance the students effectiveness with the techniques. Upon completion of the course participants will understand the neuromuscular basis for Strain Counterstrain, know how to perform a full body evaluation and have learned the Strain Counterstrain documentation format. More than 85 techniques are taught throughout the course and each participant receives a syllabus outlining each technique demonstrated.

Prerequisite: None
20 Contact hours

Course Outline:   Download PDF of Full Course Description

  • Review of neurophysiology
  • Neurologic basis for somatic dysfunction
  • Rationale for SCS
  • General rules for SCS
  • Cervical evaluation and treatment lab
  • Thoracic and Ribs evaluation and treatment lab
  • Lumbar evaluation and treatment lab
  • Sacrum evaluation and treatment lab
  • Pelvis evaluation and treatment lab
  • Using SCS documentation format
  • Design a home program using SCS philosophy
  • Patient treatment sessions

 


SCS2 – FOR THE EXTREMITIES

SCS2 focuses on dysfunction in the extremities. Lecture and extensive lab time are spent on the pelvis, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Emphasis is placed on developing palpatory and hands-on treatment skills to enhance the student’s effectiveness with the techniques. Upon completion of the course participants will understand the neuromuscular basis for Strain Counterstrain, know how to perform a full body evaluation and have learned the Strain Counterstrain documentation format. More than 85 techniques are taught throughout the course and each participant receives a syllabus outlining each technique demonstrated.

Prerequisite: None
20 Contact Hours

Course Outline:   Download PDF of Full Course Description

  • Review of neurophysiology
  • Neurologic basis for somatic dysfunction
  • Rationale for SCS
  • General rules for SCS
  • SCS in the manual medicine armamentarium
  • Pelvis and hip evaluation and treatment lab
  • Ankle and fool evaluation and treatment lab
  • Shoulder evaluation and treatment lab
  • Upper extremity evaluation and treatment
  • Design a home program using SCS philosophy
  • Patient treatment session

 


SCS3 – FOR THE CRANIUM

SCS3 focuses on the Strain and Counterstrain approach to evaluating and treating cranial dysfunction. Demonstrations of the local and full body effect of SCS Cranial with emphasis on specific muscle strengthening outcomes are presented. Special sections on Nasal Sinus treatment, TMJ treatment and Hyoid bone balancing are highlighted. An introduction to advanced SCS venous/lymphatic approach and arterial approach are presented through demonstration and practice of the vascular Cranial techniques. Spinal dural releasing through cranial manipulation is also shown and practiced. Cranial anatomy and cranial palpation will be reviewed. The class finishes with full body scanning training.

Prerequisite: any one of – SCS I or SCS II or SCS UQ or SCS PP
20 Contact Hours

Course Outline:   Download PDF of Full Course Description

  • SCS Cranial evaluation & Treatment lab
  • covering 57 techniques
  • SCS for Nasal Sinuses
  • SCS for TMJ dysfunction
  • SCS for Hyoid Bone balancing
  • Spinal Dural Releasing
  • SCS Cranial Venous/ Lymphatic techniques
  • SCS Cranial Arterial techniques
  • Full Body Scanning

 

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