Kurs - Strain Counterstrain level I

Strain Counterstrain level I

Instructor: Erik Emilio Gandino | price: 700 euro

Course intended for: Physiotherapist (PT), Occupational Therapist (OT), Osteopathic doctors (D0), Medical doctors (MD) especially orthopedics & physiatrist, Dentists (DDS) and Chiropractors (DC).

Place and date:

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Time: 4 days

Course in English, translated into Polish.

Strain Counterstrain technique it’s an osteopathic manual approach, which consists in a passive procedure that places the body in a position of great comfort, which is a mild overstretching applied in a direction opposite to the false and continuing message of strain. This passive position will relieve pain and dysfunction by reduction and arrest of inappropriate proprioceptor activity that maintains the somatic dysfunction in any area of the body. 

What guides the diagnosis of a Strain Counterstrain (SCS) clinician is the detecting of specific small zones of tense, tender tissue throw out the body, named Tender Points (TP) which will guide the operator in its evaluation and treatment strategy. The ideal position at which there is at least two-thirds reduction of tenderness indicates the correct positioning of the body.

Strain Counterstrain technique it’s used for:

  • Release tension in tight areas of the body
  • Re-establish joint movement
  • Give strength in weakened regions
  • Improve restricted range of motion
  • Reduce nevralgic pain

Strain Counterstrain (SCS) technique can fit in your armamentarium of technique improving your palpatory skills and increase the effectiveness of your manual medicine technique such as: Muscle Energy, HVLI, Myofascial Release, Functional Technique, Muscle Chain Technique, Postural Reprogramming Techniques, Visceral Techniques, Deep Muscle Transverse Friction, Stretching and exercise.
The therapeutic uses for Strain Counterstrain (SCS) is broad and ranges from acute injuries to chronic pain patients, osteoporotic, post operative and OB patients, Pregnant, Pediatrics, neurologic problems and full joint replacement patients as well. 

The benefits of this technique are of immediate comparison for the patient who can instantly feel the release or balance regain in the treated area. Strain Counterstrain technique can be applied to every region of the body in a non invasive way. Acute patients have a formidable response for the gentile technique procedure, chronic patients can achieve remarkable results there were other techniques have failed. 

Every position it’s held in the correct treatment pose for just 90 seconds and then moved back to physiological position in a smooth and deliberate way before choosing another area of dysfunction. Usually with a single position the clinician can shut down multiple TP (tender points). The correct sequencing of treatment will cover the entire evaluation of multiple structure dysfunction and treat them one after another so to bring back the equilibrium of tissue. 

In our courses : For every area the various (TP) are deeply taught from the theoretical and practical point of view, so to have a very clear idea of: the localization, the palpatory sensation for every (TP), pain component and its projection elsewhere, eventual pathology linked with various (TP). The analgetic posture assumed by the patient for every dysfunction and the technique to reestablish the physiologic homeostasis of the dysfunction segment.
Education “Strain Counterstrain”
Courses
The Jones Institute Europe teaches “the original” Strain Counterstrain technique, an American Osteopathic approach developed by Dr. Lawrence H. Jones D.O. It’s the only European organization authorized in teaching the method Strain Counterstrain. The techniques’ peculiarity are: The utilization of specific diagnostic points, the extraordinary facility of execution, the immediate response on the patient, the long lasting therapeutic effect and the absolute a-traumacity of the technique.
Strain Counterstrain is considered by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) the most advanced and innovative manual technique in osteopathic medicine. It’s applicability in fact is not directed to the musculoskeletal dysfunction itself, but the neurologic reprogramming of the circuit α-γ and similar, which maintains the dysfunction. This approach permits the immediate and lasting correction of the erroneous neurological outflow at the base of the innerved structure.

Upon completion of each course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the neuromuscular basis for SCS
  • Perform a full body SCS evaluation
  • Perform SCS treatment techniques for common joint dysfunction
  • Use the SCS documentation format
  • Design an exercise home program using the SCS philosophy

Strain Counterstrain can be use in conjunction with: articular techniques, muscle energy, myofascial release, Trigger point therapy, exercises and modalities. 

Each attendee will receive a Course Syllabus a Flip Chart (SCS I,II,III & UQ courses only), and a Certificate of Completion.
Different material will be accesible at the course, like a few “Jones Strain Counterstrain” and “Clinical Application of Counterstrain” text books, Posters, Flip charts and other material will be available at the course or you may orther them directly at our website at the page.

Videotaping of the course is not aloud!

C.E.U. .

The Jones Institute Europe proposes several consecutive levels in Strain & Counterstrain technique divided in: 
Basic levels, Specialistic levels, Advanced levels and Other courses 

BASIC LEVEL SPECIALISTIC LEVELS DEDICATED LEVELS ADVANCED LEVELS
SCS I – Spine & Pelvis SCS PP – Pelvic Problems SCS VC – Visceral SCS IV – Facilitated
SCS UQ – Upper Quarter SCS LS – Lymphatic System SCS V – Applied Strategy
SCS II – Extremities SCS AR – Arterial System
SCS III – Cranium

Certification is for licensed healthcare professionals only that have completed at least SCS I°, SCS II° and SCS III° through the Jones Institute, and have a minimum of three years of patient care experience utilizing the Strain and Counterstrain technique. 

The Jones Institute Europe SCS formation consist of consequential levels, starting from the introductory SCS I° course, passing on to the SCS II° level and moving on to SCS III°. After the completion of these three basic levels the student can attend SCS IV° or/and SCS V°. The Specialistic levels can be attendend in this order: SCS UQ, LQ, PP, VC, VL & AR can be done only after the SCS I°.
Level I:
Courses > Courses
Strain Counterstrain I (SCS I) it’s an entry level, no prerequisite are required. This course focuses on spinal and pelvis dysfunction. 

Lecture and extensive lab time are spent on:

  • Neurophysiology & basis for somatic dysfunction
  • Rational for SCS
  • General rules for SCS
  • Cervical evaluation and treatment lab
  • Thoracic and Ribs evaluation and treatment lab
  • Lumbar evaluation and treatment lab
  • Pelvis and sacrum evaluation and treatment lab
  • Design a home program using SCS philosophy

Emphasis is placed on developing palpatory skills to enhance the students’ effectiveness with the techniques. Will be explained how to evaluate all the major postural dysfunction of the rachis and treat the specific area so to release pain and achieve the lost mobility.
Will be explained the connection among the various spine area and the relation with the extremities. As well as ortho and parasympathetic relation among common pain syndromes. Will be taught how to evaluate and treat several ribs dysfunctions. 

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the neuromuscular basis for SCS
  • Perform a full body SCS evaluation
  • Perform SCS treatment techniques for common joint dysfunction
  • Use the SCS documentation format
  • Design a home program using the SCS philosophy

Distinctiveness of the Technique
Understand the real neurophysiologic issues at the origin of the somatic dysfunction.

Develop and fully-refine palpatory skills on muscular-skeletal dysfunctions.

Have at disposition a highly-specific diagnosis and the possibility to scan the entire body in less than 2 minutes. From the onset, clearly define the areas of primary and secondary dysfunction, where to begin, how to proceed, how the therapy is really going and how many visits will be necessary to conclude the treatment plan.

Carry out a functional clinical exam, creating a quick and enduring therapeutic plan.

Easily execute the technique on any dysfunction.

Apply the technique immediately on the patient with any painful condition.

Drastically reduce treatment time into one or very few visits.

Obtain immediate, visible results on the patient, beginning with the first visit.

In just a few visits, modify and resolve habitual, symmetrical and postural behaviors, including those brought on by age.

Completely resolve a somatic dysfunction in only 90 seconds, and with the latest developments of the technique, in only 15, 10, 3 or even 1 second of execution.

Work autonomously after each individual course.

Utilize an absolutely pain-free and non-traumatic manual technique.

Use a technique which has zero contraindications regardless of the type of patient.

Evaluate the precise state of the articular dysfunction through this unique osteopathic system and the diagnostic points termed ‘Tender Points’ by Dr. Jones.

Use the unique code which identifies specific areas on the anterior surface of the body that are related to dysfunctions and pain on the posterior side.

Treat multiple systems with the only method in the world able to do so.

Extraordinary results have been seen on the muscular-skeletal apparatus, the craniofacial apparatus, the visceral pleura, the peripheral nervous system (PNS), the arterial and lymphatic systems and all of the contractile innervated structures.

Work without fatigue through this passive, neurological approach.

Integrate this methodology with any other technique that you already practice.

Reprogram the central nervous system in a real, profound, tangible manner.

Have the knowledge to implement a maintenance program of neurological exercises for the patient.

Program

FIRST DAY (9:00-18:00) – indicative
09.00 Conference opening:
• Presentation and Preparation

09.20 Theoretical Lesson:
• Counterstrain’s explanation
• Video projection of Dr. Jones on (SCS)

11.40
Coffee Break

12.00
Theoretical Lesson:
• Resumed of Counterstrain lesson

13.30
Lunch

14.30
Theoretical Lesson
• Lesson on spine dysfunctions for areas
(Type I, II e pure blocks)

15.30
Practical-Theoretical Lesson:
• Body evaluation in Orthostatism
• Body evaluation in Clinostatism
• Evaluation of Flexor blocks
• Evaluation of Extensor blocks

16.40
Coffee Break

17:00
Practical-Theoretical Lesson General
Rules of approach to the patient:
• Body evaluation in Orthostatism

18.00
Conference closing

SECOND DAY (9:00-18:30) – indicative
09.00
Conference opening:
• Presentation and Preparation

09.30
Practical Lesson:
• Pre-SCS I Program

10.40
Coffee Break

11.00
Lesson & Practice: On the following somatic and organic dysfunctions relate to:
• INION POINT CERVICAL I
• EXTENSION OF CERVICAL I-II
• EXTENSION OF CERVICAL III
• EXTENSION OF CERVICAL IV-VII AND (VIII)

13.30
Lunch

14.30
Lesson & Practice: On the following somatic and organic dysfunctions relate to:
• LATERALIZATION OF CERVICAL I
• RARE ANTERIORIZAZION OF I°CERVICAL
• FLEXION OF CERVICAL I E II

16.00
Coffee Break

16.20
Lesson & Practice: On the following somatic and organic dysfunctions relate to:
• FLEXION OF CERVICAL III
• FLEXION OF CERVICAL VII
• FLEXION OF CERVICAL V, VI, VII, (VIII)

18.00
Review of the techniques of the day

18.30
Conference closing

THIRD DAY (9:00-18:00) – indicative
09.00
Theoretical Lesson:
• Benefits and application’s Counterstrain

10:40
Coffee Break

11.00
Lesson & Practice: On the followin somatic and organic dysfunctions relate to:
• FLEXION OF THORACIC I, II, III
• FLEXION OF THORACIC IV, V, VI
• FLEXION OF THORACIC VII-IX
• FLEXION OF THORACIC X, XI, XII

13.00
Lunch

14.00
Lesson & Practice: On the following somatic and organic dysfunctions relate to:
• EXTENSION OF THORACIC I E II
• EXTENSION OF THORACIC III, IV E V
• EXTENSION OF THORACIC VI – IX

16.00
Coffee Break

16.20
Practical Lesson:
Resumed of Counterstrain

17:00
Review of the techniques of the day

18:00
Conference closing

FOURTH DAY (9:00-17:30) – indicative
09.00
Theoretical Lesson:
• How to insert the (SCS) in your paraphernalia

10:20
Coffee Break

10.40
Lesson & Practice: On the following somatic and organic dysfunctions relate to:
• EXTENSION OF THORACIC X, XI, XII
• EXTENSION FROM LUMBAR VERTEBRA I – V
• EXTENSION FROM LUMBAR VERTEBRA II – V

ON ILEUM
• QUADRATUS LOMBORUM

13.00
Lunch

14.00
Lesson & Practice: On the following somatic and organic dysfunctions relate to:
FLEXION FROM LUMBAR VERTEBRA I-V
• (AbL2) ANTERIOR ABDOMINAL L2

16.30
Coffee Break

16:40
Work’s recovery
• DIAGNOSTICS OF THE WHOLE BODY
• Possible practical examination at the end of the course

17:00
Review of the techniques of the day

17.30
Conference closing

INSTRUCTOR:

Erik Emilio Gandino

Working experience:
– Date: From 2004,
– Field: Indipendent Paramedical activity,
– Type of work: Osteopath and professor in osteopathic manual medicine techniques,
– Main activities and responsibilities: Director of the CTO – Centro Terapie Osteopatiche
Director of the Jones Institute Europe.

Education and training:
– Date: 2003,
– Title of qualification awarded: Doctor Major in Osteopathy,
– Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Degree in Osteophathic Medicine – FMU – Jacksonville Florida
Attending European degree in Medicine and Surgon – Torino University,

– Principal subjects/occupational skills covered: Manual Osteopathic Therapy – Strain Counterstrain.

Personal skills and competences :
Co-responsible in cardiopath riabilitation department – Mauriziano hospital Torino – 1998
Acupuncture using approaches: Chinese, Japanese and Western
Shiatsu Diploma – IOKAI – 1999
Reiki – 2° livello
Red Cross Paramedical Diploma – 12 years of public service
Oriental Massage Diploma 1999
Strain Counterstrain Certified instructor Diploma – 2005
Various courses post degree in: Osteopathic e Chiropractic technique

Organisational skills and competences:
Has structured all the European institute of the Jones Institute and has created different modules on manual medicine approach for Medical Doctors and paramedical operators.

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