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Scientific Clinical Case Studies

Trigger point dry needling versus strain-counterstrain technique for upper trapezius myofascial trigger points: a randomised controlled trial: Segura-Ortí E , Prades-Vergara S , Manzaneda-Piña L , Valero-Martínez R , Polo-Traverso JA. - Acupunct Med. 2016 Jun

Changes in muscle spindle firing in response to length changes of neighboring muscles: Smilde HA, Vincent JA, Baan GC, Nardelli P, Lodder JC, Mansvelder HD, Cope TC, Maas H - J Neurophysiol. 2016 Apr 13:jn.00937.2015. doi: 10.1152/jn.00937.2015

Modeled Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments - A Review of Their in Vitro Effects on Fibroblast: Tissue Preparations Manal Zein-Hammoud, PhD; Paul R. Standley, PhD - April 29, 2015

The effectiveness of strain counterstrain in the treatment of patients with chronic ankle instability: A randomized clinical trial: Collins CK , Masaracchio M , Cleland JA. - 2014

Sham manual medicine protocol for cervical strain-counterstrain research: Brose SW , Jennings DC, Kwok J, Stuart CL, O'Connell SM, Pauli HA, Liu B. - 2013

Strain counterstrain technique to decrease tender point palpation pain compared to control conditions: A systematic review with meta-analysis: Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD, OCS a,*, Tim Abraham, BS b, Parisa Karimi, BS b, Carly Ow-Wing, BS b - 8 March 2013

Comparative study of cervical hysteresis characteristics after various osteopathic manipulative treatment - Precious L. Barnes DO, MS; Francisco Laboy DO; Lauren Noto-Bell DO; Veronica Ferencz DO MBA; Jeffrey Nelson DO; Michael L. Kuchera DO, FAAO - 2013

Strain and Counterstrain for Structural Integrators - Caryn Pierce, PT, JSCC, BCSI, MTC - 2013

Counterstrain manipulation in the treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome a pilot single-blind randomised controlled trial study - London College of Osteopathic Medicine, Marylebone, London (UK) - 2012

Migraine interesting clinical case and new etiology prospective: Erik E. Gandino, D.O., JSCCI - Turin, Italy - 2012

Colostomy case strudy - Randall S. Kusunose PT, OCS, JSCCI - 2012

Strain Counterstrain vs.Therapeutic Exercise for Low Back Pain: David B. Krantz MPT A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences - 2011

Strain Counterstrain current concepts and clinical evidence: Christopher K. Wong Columbia University, Program in Physical Therapy - 2011

The effect of strain counterstrain (SCS) on forearm strength compared to sham positioning: Christopher K. Wong, Neil oskovitz, Rico Fabilar - International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - 2011

Wrong Australian randomised study: Man Ther. 2010 Dec;15(6):536-41. Epub 2010 Jun 23. Lewis C, Khan A, Souvlis T, Sterling M.

Sensory Characteristics of Low Back Tender Points: Lewis C, Souvlis T, Sterling M - 2010

Traumatic Lymphatic & Venous Insufficiency: Timothy Hodges, LMP, JSCC, CPT - 2010

Hip and Groin Pain: Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Issues:  Alison Quinn - Sports Surgery Clinic, Santry Demesne, Dublin 9 - (Ireland The Open Sports Medicine Journal, 2010, 4, 93-107)

Changes in Masseter Muscle Trigger Points Following Strain Counterstrain or Neuro-Muscular Technique: Jordi Ibáñez-García PT, DO, Francisco Alburquerque-Sendín PT, DO,Cleofás Rodríguez-Blanco PT, DO, Didac Girao PT, DO, Albert Atienza-Meseguer PT, DO,Sergi Planella-Abella PT, CO and César Fernández-de-las Peñas PT, DO, PhD - 2009

Positive patient outcome after manual cervical spine management despite a positive vertebral artery test - Eric G. Johnson, Rob Landel, Randall S. Kusunose, Tetiana D. Appel - 2008

JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (August 2007) contains abstracts for the 51st Annual American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Research Conference: JAOA • Vol 107 • No 8 • August 2007

Caution With Cervical Treatments: Robert Dowd, P.T., O.C.S., M.H.A., J.S.C.C.I. - 2007

Badwater case study: - Larry Ham PT, ATC, JSCCI - 2007

Physical Therapy Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Iin a 14-Year-old Patient Using Strain Counterstrain: A Case Report Cristiana Kahl Collins, PT, MA, NCS - 2007

Counterstrain Tender Points as Indicators of Sustained Abnormal Metabolism - Paul R. Rennie - 2007

Modeled Repetitive Motion Strain and Indirect Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques in Regulation of Human Fibroblast Proliferationand Interleukin Secretion: Kate R. Meltzer, MS; Paul R. Standley, PhD - 2007

Effect of Counterstrain on Stretch Reflexes, Hoffmann Reflexes, and Clinical Outcomes in Subjects With Plantar Fasciitis: Marisa M. Wynne, OMS IV; Janet M. Burns, DO; David C. Eland, DO; Robert R. Conatser, MS; and John N. Howell, PhD - JAOA 2006

Immediate effects of the strain-counterstrain technique in local pain evoked by tender points in the upper trapezius muscle: A. Mesequer, C. Fernandezdelaspenas, J. Navarropoza, C. Rodiquezblanco, J. Gandia - Clinical Chiropractic, Vol. 9, No. 3. (September 2006)

Injurious Strain and Counterstrain in an In Vitro Human Fibroblast Model Regulation of Interleukin Secretion: K.R. Metzler, P.R. Standley, Dept of Physiology, Midwestern Univ-AZCOM, Glendale, AZ - JAOA 2006

Stretch Reflex and Hoffmann Reflex Responses to Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Subjects With Achilles Tendinitis: John N. Howell, PhD; Karen S. Cabell, DO; Anthony G. Chila, DO; David C. Eland, DO - 2006 - Read more - or pdf

Nociception New Understanding and Their Possible Relation to Somatic Dysfunction and Its Treatment: J.N. Howell & F. Willard -joint publication of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ohio Osteopathic Foundation - 2005

Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatement for Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome: Robert N.Pedowitz, DO, JAOA -2005

Reliability, Validity and Effectiveness of SCS Techniques: Chrisopher Kevin Wong, MS, PT, OCS and Carrie Schauer, MS, PT - The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy - 2004

Effect of Strain Counterstrain on Pain and Strength in Hip Musculature: Chrisopher Kevin Wong, MS, PT, OCS and Carrie Schauer, MS, PT - 2004

Ostepathic Manipulative Treatment Techniques Preferred Preferred by Contemporary Osteopathic Physicians: Shirley M. Johnson, PhD, MPH, MSW - JAOA 2003

Effect of SCS Therapy on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness: Michael R. Gay - 2001

The Use of Strain Counterstrain in the Treatment of Patients with Low Back Pain: Cynan Lewis, MScPT, MTC, MAPA
Timothy W. Flynn, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT - The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 2001

A study into the comparison of Counterstrain & Muscle Energy techninques on the gastro-soleus complex and their subsequent effects on passive dorsiflexion of the talo-crural joint
Leslie J. Jennings - London UK - 2000

Myofascial Pain Unresponsive to Standard Treatment Successful Use of a Strain Counterstrain Technique with Physical Therapy: Dardzinski JA., Ostorov BE, Harmann -J Clin Rheumatol LS-Department of Physical Therapy, Spectrum Rehabilitation, Cincinnati, Ohio - 2000

Intertester Reliability of Identifying Strain and Counterstrain Points: A.J. Tatom and F.B. Laman - 1999

Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment of Length of Sta:y for Pancreatitis: JM Radjieski, MA Lumley, MS Cantieri - 1998

Traditional Osteophthic Examination of the Cervical Spine Compared: J.M. Partland and J.P. Goodridge - 1997

An Osteopathic Approach to Treating Condromalacia-Patellae with Counterstrain Manipulation: Jerry L. Haman D.O. - 1994

Osteopathic Manipulation and Tight Hamstrings: J.S.Brault, P.T. - 1994

Nociceptive Considerations in Treating with Counterstrain: M. Baily Ph.D, L. Dick D.O. - 1992

Low Back Pain Treatment of Forward and Backward Sacral Torsions using Counterstrain Technique: Cislo, M.A. Ramirez, H.R. Schwartz - 1991

Low Back Pain Diagnosis By Six Newly Discovered Sacral TPs: M.A. Ramirez D.O., J. Haman D.O., L. Worth D.O. - 1989

Shoulder Pain and Repetition Strain Injury to the supraspinatus muscle :  E.C. Jacobson, M.D. Lockwood,V.C. Hoefner, J.L. Dickey, W.L. Kuchera - 1989

The Use of Counterstrain in an Acutely Ill - In Hospital Population: Harold R. Schwartz, D.O.. F.A.A.O. Columbus Ohio - 1986

Some Methods of Applying Counterstrain: B. Brandt Jr, L.H. Jones - 1976

Spontaneous Release by Positioning: Lawrence Huge Jones, D.O. - 1964

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