Fascial Counterstrain: Musculoskeletal Part 1

Course Description:

MS1 explores specific aspects of musculoskeletal dysfunction including “Myo-chains” and spinal ligament dysfunctions. Myo-chains are strings of muscular tender points which connect the trunk to the distal extremities. They are responsible for postural deformities, trunk / extremity pain syndromes, and are one of the most common dysfunctions seen in athletes. Fascial Counterstrain for spinal ligaments will teach you how to release tension in the Anterior / Posterior Longitudinal ligaments and the Ligamentum Flavum at all spinal levels. All three treatments will decompress dysfunctional spinal segments, improving symptoms related to pathologies such as Lumbar spinal stenosis, and disc herniation. More recently, it was discovered that treatment of Ligamentum Flavum (LF) dysfunction corrects capsulitis throughout the body. This includes capsulitis of the TMJ, shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, hands and feet. Each LF generated capsulitis, is spinal segment specific and students will learn 24 different capsulitis techniques in the LF section alone. These LF techniques also markedly reduce the symptoms and disability associated with osteoarthritis of the involved joints.


Prerequisite: FCS FI or JCS I or JCS II

Contact Hours: 20


Course Outline:


  • Physiological basis of MS Counterstrain

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the myo-fascia

  • Anatomy and physiology of spinal ligaments

  • Gain proficiency in the MS cranial scan

  • Gain proficiency in the treatment of myo-chains, Spinal ligaments and associated capsulitis

Course Objectives:


  • Improve your understanding of MS anatomy as it relates to chronic pain syndromes

  • Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of MS dysfunction in the body

  • Learn to properly diagnose and correct MS dysfunction in the spine and extremities

MS I Demonstration Video:


Tel: (760) 942 - 0647



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Carlsbad, CA 92009

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