Elective Rotation: Counterstrain Clinic
Contact: Katya Adachi
I used this elective as an opportunity to review and practice the Strain Counterstrain skills I had learned during an earlier elective through Jones Counterstrain courses I had taken. I reviewed the material and made myself a guide for treatment points and techniques. I split up some of my continuity clinics into Counterstrain clinics (for one continuity clinic I would do 2 counterstrain clinics, seeing ultimately the same number of patients but in longer visits). Other providers referred their patients to me for various MSK complaints, most commonly back pain, neck pain, piriformis syndrome, headaches. I treated patients and worked with preceptors with manual medicine experience to help me hone my skills and develop treatment plans.