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The Jones Institute Europe holds courses in the American Osteopathic technique Strain Counterstrain throughout European countries

The Jones Instiute Europe is the satellite office of the American Jones Institute, settled in San Diego California (USA), founder of the osteopathic technique Strain Counterstrain. The only company in Europe authorized to teach the above mentioned method.

Physiotherapist (PT), Osteopathic doctors (D0), Medical doctors (MD) especially orthopedics & physiatrist, Dentists (DDS) and Chiropractors (DC).

The courses will tend to be divided for categories in medical and paramedical classes, so to provide a more detailed and aimed teaching inherent to the knowledge and expectations. The average number of participants to our classes is around 25 students, in this way we are able to give a correct assistance to every participant; the minimum number of subscription for the carrying out of a course is around 10 registrations.


9:00 am - 5:30 pm FRI
9:00 am - 5:30 pm SAT
9:00 am - 5:30 pm SUN
Open to: Physiotherapist (PT), Occupational Therapist (OT), Osteopathic doctors (D0), Medical doctors (MD) especially orthopedics & physiatrist, Dentists (DDS) and Chiropractors (DC) and students of the last years of course.

Some courses do need pre-requisites and have a specific sequencing:
- SCS I it's an entry level, no pre requisites are needed
- SCS II is the second entry level, to take this class is needed to have taken SCS I first
- SCS Pelvic Pain is an advanced course, pre requisite of SCS I or II is needed prior to it

- SCS Cranial is an advance course and needs pre requisites of SCS I & II

Food and beverages are inclued in the tuition cost and will be served during the two breaks in the morning and afternoon, lunch break approximately one hour. (at the expense of each practitioner)

For information on carrying out courses please refer to the Courses menu or visit our page calendar. For any further information please fell free to contact us via email!


Doctor of Osteopathy, Dr. Gandino is the director of the Jones Institute Europe and has taught Strain Counterstrain throughout several European countries in the past 5 years. He's the only European certified in Strain Counterstrain and the only to have attended the hole course of study at the Jones Institute in USA.

Designated by the Jones Institute

In every state were possible the Jones Intitute Europe will provide for a local translator, Lecture will be exposed in English or Italian.


Each course is 20 contact hours. The Jones Institute is an authorized ATC Provider (NATA-BOC #P717) and NCBTMB Approved Provider (#298814-00). Courses are approved according to state requirements, (check with your state provider). If your state requires pre-course approval the number will be printed on the course certificate, obtained upon completion of the course.

The cost of tuition is € 595 per person. Late Registration is € 695 per person.
(Two weeks prior to the course start date.)
- Discount for groups of 5 people or more.
- Discount of 8,5% for students at the last years of study.
- All the participants who intend to
retake a course in SCS, the cost for them will be of € 395 per person.
- All are courses are VAT free.
- If indicated, there could be a discount on the course for those who have partecipate at the presentations on schedule.
Facilitation: It's possibile to divide the payment of the course in two instalments; the last one in with one week from the begginig of the course. This facilitation is not aviable with discounts.

Jones Strain Counterstrain is a registered and proteceted trademark in all European continent.
Information’s and material gained during any of our events can be used for the only practical purposes. In no other way can be used the terminology "Jones Strain Counterstrain". During these events no audio and/or video registration is permitted, nor is the partial or total reproduction of any material support obtained or bought at the events. Every participant prior to the starting of the event needs to sign the informatory on the protection of the technique. Download the facsimile, for any further information visit the page trademark.

Anybody who have booked in a course and cannot participate can benefit of the credit paid by writing to us as soon as possible, so to freeze the credit. This credit can be used with no penalties in with one year from the inscription date for any course in program in all the European territory. Or he can ask to be refunded, which in curry in a penalty, for penalty informations read bellow:

  • All cancellation received thirty days prior to the course date will be totally refund, minus a fee of € 50 for bureaucratic expenses.

  • All cancellation received between the twenty-ninth and the fourteenth day prior to the course date will be refund only for 50% of the course cost

  • All cancellation received from the thirteenth and the third day prior to the course date will incur in a 75% fee.

  • All cancellation received later than the third day has no refund.

The Jones Institute Europe holds the right to cancel any course at any time with at least a 48 hour's notice via email, in this case all the tuition cost will be totally refund and no fees will be added.

Each participant will receive a course syllabus (in the local language or in alternative in English), 11”x14" Flip Chart (SCS I, II, III & UQ/OT courses only) and a certificate of completion.
Before your first Strain Counterstrain Course, From the Book: Rational Manual Therapies by John V Basmajian & Ri ch Nyberg - download and read:
Chapter 13 by Randall S. Kusunose.

For more information inherent the technique SCS we invite you to visit the page education.

Initial course confirmation is automatically sent to the email address you provide. PLEASE BE SURE WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION BEFORE REGISTERING.
If you have any further questions, please contact us by email at

After you've registered for a course, we will send an email back to confirm your correct transaction. We accept: bank transers.

If you're interested in hosting a Strain Counterstrain course or demonstration

download the: Hosting file or please feel free to contact us at our email and we will communicate to you all the modalities

Jones Institute is an approved provider for the NATA & NCBTMB.

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

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.

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