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SCS is valuable for chronic pain as it deals with longstanding problems reducing tension and relieving spasms, which normalizes hypo-mobility joint functions. All kinds of people with musculoskeletal problems can benefit from this treatment.
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Who can benefit from SCS Therapy?
osteoporosis, stress fractures, pregnancy or pelvic pain, post-operative, and the pain associated with excessive joint motion or hyper-mobility.  SCS is valuable for chronic pain as it deals with longstanding problems reducing tension and relieving spasms, which normalizes hypo-mobility joint functions.  It can be employed with a large population of musculoskeletal problems.
Strain CounterStrain has an extensive and broad application for physical ailments, and can be used for the very acute traumas, such as sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, ankle sprains, and post-surgery, as well as the more chronic, such as with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, TMJ pain, and headaches. The gentleness of SCS makes it safe and effective for treating fragile conditions, such as infants with torticollis, elderly people with
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History of the Osteopathic Profession
Excerpt from article on Lawrence “Larry” Jones, DO:

"The patient’s problem was a persistent … strain/spasm … not responding to methods in use at the time. Dr. Jones treated him on six occasions with no success. By this time the patient stated that if only he could get more than 15 minutes sleep at a time he would be happy. Dr. Jones decided to experiment. With the patient lying down Jones moved him gently in various ways until he finally found a position where the patient experienced no pain. He propped the patient with pillows so that he could remain in that position while he left to see another patient. When he returned the patient was sound asleep. Finally he wakened, gingerly got up and found that the pain was gone! The patient said 'it’s a miracle.' Jones was flabbergasted!"

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Strain Counterstrain is a bodywork technique that relies on the source of your pain (tender points) and passive body positioning to resolve tightness, pain and discomfort. This indirect approach can release spasms in muscles, tendons and fascia. Musculoskeletal conditions, such as sciatica, are eased and range of motion increases, particularly in your joints.

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What Is Strain CounterStrain?
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Strain Counterstrain (SCS) is an osteopathic manual technique developed by Dr. Lawrence Jones DO in 1955; it's also known as Positional Release Technique. A passive, gentle technique, Strain CounterStrain works well for treating pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Dr. Jones (pictured above) called his pain-release discovery Strain CounterStrain.
A Lucky Accident
Osteopathic Physician Lawrence Jones discovered the benefits of placing an aching body in its most comfortable position as a method of healing in 1955. He realized his patient's pain had eased after positioning (and leaving) him in a way that made him feel best. When the client later stood up, his pain had eased.
SCS is a manual therapy, meaning clinicians use only their hands, to treat muscle, fascia (the tough soft tissue that holds the body together), joint pain and dysfunction. It can use passive body positioning of muscles and dysfunctional joints toward positions of comfort or tissue ease that compress or shorten the offending structure. This relaxes and releases muscle, tendons, and fascia, and allows the joints influenced by these tissues to function optimally increasing its range of motion and easing the associated pain and dysfunction.  A practitioner may also treat the tender-points without using the passive body positioning and holding the specific points unique to SCS for a specified length of time.
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