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JCS1 – JONES COUNTERSTRAIN FOR THE UPPER QUARTER

$990.00 inc. GST

5 rating from 5 course reviews

Earlybird price available until 3 months prior to course date

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

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Description

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.

Reviews

  1. Natalie Feil (verified owner)

    Overall Course Rating 5
    Theoretical Content 5
    Practical Content 5
    Clinical Application 5
    Course Manuals 5
    Evidence Base 5

    Easy to follow, a good balance between theory and practical. Something that can be taken back to the clinic and used immediately.

  2. bgascoyne (verified owner)

    Overall Course Rating 5
    Theoretical Content 5
    Practical Content 5
    Clinical Application 5
    Course Manuals 5
    Evidence Base 5

    I’ve investigated many manual therapy techniques, counterstrain has sufficed my longing for consistent outstanding clinical results rather than mediocre and short lasting relief. I would recommend counterstrain to those looking to become advanced manual therapists.

  3. Liam Meyer (verified owner)

    Overall Course Rating 4
    Theoretical Content 3
    Practical Content 3
    Clinical Application 3
    Course Manuals 4
    Evidence Base 3

    I enjoyed the course and would recommend it to others.

  4. Adam Poetsch (verified owner)

    Overall Course Rating 5
    Theoretical Content 5
    Practical Content 5
    Clinical Application 5
    Course Manuals 5
    Evidence Base 5

    Genuinely a brilliant course overall. The techniques learnt on this course are so simplistic yet highly effective in managing thoracic, cervical, and shoulder dysfunctions. There are so many layers to treating patient dysfunction and this technique provides the tools to go beyond simple musculoskeletal. The results I get with my patients from this course are the most effective yet.

  5. Vito La Spina (verified owner)

    Overall Course Rating 5
    Theoretical Content 5
    Practical Content 5
    Clinical Application 5
    Course Manuals 5
    Evidence Base 5

    A very comprehensive course. Taught by Haydn Gambling who has extensive experience and knowledge to back it up.
    Very powerful and useful techniques are taught in this course.

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