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Man Ther. 2012 Feb;17(1):2-8. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2011.10.001. Epub 2011 Oct 24.

Strain counterstrain: current concepts and clinical evidence.

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  • 1Columbia University, Program in Physical Therapy, 710 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA.


Strain counterstrain is an osteopathic manipulative technique about which research is only recently emerging. This master class reviews the evidence investigating proposed physiologic mechanisms and clinical effects of strain counterstrain. Clinical application guidelines are presented with specific treatments for key clinical scenarios.

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