$990.00$1,100.00 inc. GST

Earlybird Price extended to 12/01/2021

Lecturer  – Haydn Gambling

JCS1 covers a system based approach to upper quarter dysfunction through treatment techniques developed by Dr. Jones that positively affect the sympathetic nervous system, central and peripheral vascular flow, and the musculoskeletal systems. This course offers a thorough introduction to various dysfunctions that contribute to somatic pain originating from T12 or above, making it a perfect starting point for beginners and a comprehensive upper quarter review for advanced Counterstrainers.

Lecture and extensive lab time are spent on the cervical spine, thoracic spine, rib cage, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. 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 neurophysiologic basis for Counterstrain, be able to perform the general Counterstrain procedure, and will gain a comfort level with the more than 85 techniques that are taught. Each participant will receive a course syllabus and technique charts.

Course Outline: 20 contact hours

  • Review of neurophysiology

  • Neurologic basis for somatic dysfunction

  • Rationale for JCS

  • General rules for JCS

  • Cervical evaluation and treatment lab

  • Thoracic and Ribs evaluation and treatment lab

  • Shoulder evaluation and treatment lab

  • Elbow evaluation and treatment lab

  • Wrist and Hand evaluation and treatment lab

  • Using JCS documentation format

  • Design a home program using JCS philosophy

  • Patient treatment sessions




Counterstrain is a gentle yet powerful manual therapy technique originated in 1955 to treat musculoskeletal dysfunction. It has recently evolved to treat the deep fascia enveloping many systems including the organs, nerves, vessels and bone. This 3 day course covers over 85 counterstrain techniques for the cervical and thoracic spine, rib cage, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. JCS1 & JCS2 are entry level courses that can be taken in any order.


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